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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer is Here!

Summer has officially started! Here at The Gift Shop we welcome the season with art that celebrates Summer's special events and memories. This week we will look at the "Summer Art" of  Winnie Chrzanowski, Marianna Defer-Pfeifer, Catherine Firmbach, and Theresa Lowe.

Winnie Chrzanowski (CHRZ) is a photographer adept at many different photo techniques.

"Waterlily"

"Sunrise in Paradise"

"Dog on the Beach"

Marianna Defer-Pfeifer (DEF) is a skilled painter and teacher. Below is her lovely Summer painting entitled "Lake Michigan".




Catherine Firmbach (FIR) is also a photographer. Her practiced "eye" has captured some beautiful Summer memories in prints and greeting cards. Here are just three of her available greeting cards.





Theresa Lowe makes the most beautiful wind chimes from fused glass, beads, and natural wood. Their sweet sound is so delightful.





(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)


Showing now at Anton Art Center:
"The Art of Weather"  June 9 - July 13.  This juried show features selected works from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores (LPC), the Mount Clemens Art Association (MCAA), the Romeo Guild of Art (RGA), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. (WTCFA). Juried by Carol LaChiusa. Take a quick look at the art here:"The Art of Weather" photos.

A Bicentennial Exhibition  June 16 - July 20, 2018. This exhibition celebrating 200 years of art and design in Macomb County and Mount Clemens, featuring a variety of historic items on display, with a special exhibit by the Italian American Cultural Society. Check out "A Bicentennial Exhibition" photos for a look at the works on display.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

More gifts for Father's Day

Here at The Gift Shop we have many more Father's Day gifts for your approval!
Today we will look at the work of Tenchi Wayner, Al Sadaj, Deborah Benedic, Abigail Davidson, and Lyn Rushing.

Tenchi Wayner (WAY) recycles vintage and everyday items into works of art. Some of her works could be especially appealing as Father's Day gifts.

Humorous "Mallet Fish" created by Tenchi Wayner

Two of Tenchi's vintage bird sculptures

Michigan bottle opener from Tenchi Wayner

Al Sadaj (SAD) works with wood...building, carving, burning, and painting his unique pieces.

A decorated wooden box with a Michigan theme created by Al Sadaj. The box is 7"x 10"x 2 1/2".

 Michigan themed wall plaque from Al Sadaj. 
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One of Al's plaques celebrates Michigan outdoors.

Deborah Benedic (BENE) has her framed photos in The Gift Shop.

Those who admire architecture will enjoy this framed skyline photo from Deborah Benedic.

Abigail Davidson (DAVI) just brought us this very clever framed Michigan Petoskey stone portrait.


While you are here at The Gift Shop pick-up one of Lyn Rushing's (RUS) hand made collaged cards to go with your Father's Day gifts.



Message inside the above card from Lyn Rushing.


(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)


Showing now at Anton Art Center: "The Art of Weather"  June 9 - July 13. 
This juried show features selected works from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores (LPC), the Mount Clemens Art Association (MCAA), the Romeo Guild of Art (RGA), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. (WTCFA). Juried by Carol LaChiusa.


Coming Soon to Anton Art Center: "A Bicentennial Exhibition"  June 16 - July 20, 2018. Opening Reception Saturday, June 16, 2-4pm  Refreshments provided by Friday Painters Group. This exhibition celebrating 200 years of art and design in Macomb County and Mount Clemens, featuring a variety of historic items on display.


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Father's Day Gifts

Father's Day is coming. The men in our lives can be hard to shop for, but here at The Gift Shop, we have plenty of  unique gift-giving choices. This week we will highlight the work of Ron Cracchiolo,
Kelly Wojdyla-Gray, the ceramic team of Rick Pruckler & Tonya Lutz, and Julie Langensiepen.

Ron Cracchiolo (CRAC) creates fishing lures, and realistic mounted dragonflies.






Kelly Wojdyla-Gray (WOJ) has brought us some brilliant fish portraits.




Rick Pruckler and Tonya Lutz (PRU) make lovely ceramic tiles, but we also have their "gear boxes" and a hanging gear that could be just right as gifts.




Julie Langensiepen (LAN) is a fiber artist. We have her "Animal Art Dolls" here at The Gift Shop. Here are a two of her "mounted beasts".


(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)

Come visit us and choose something special and one-of-a-kind to show him he is special and one-of-a-kind on Father's Day!

Coming Soon to Anton Art Center: "The Art of Weather"  June 9 - July 13. 
Opening Reception & Awards Saturday, June 9, 1-3pm, refreshments provided. This juried show features selected works from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores (LPC), the Mount Clemens Art Association (MCAA), the Romeo Guild of Art (RGA), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. (WTCFA). Juried by Carol LaChiusa.

A Bicentennial Exhibition  June 16 - July 20, 2018. Opening Reception Saturday, June 16, 2-4pm
Refreshments provided by Friday Painters Group. This exhibition celebrating 200 years of art and design in Macomb County and Mount Clemens, featuring a variety of historic items on display, with a special exhibit by the Italian American Cultural Society.



Thursday, May 31, 2018

"Artist of the Month" for June

The Gift Shop "Artist of the Month" for June is Harold Swanson (SWAN).

Harold is quite an accomplished ceramic artist. He creates everything from tiny bowls


to large serving platters.




 His pieces have distinctive decoration and patterning, and his glazes are just beautiful.








Harold has been a consistent "best seller" in our Christmas and Holiday Markets, as well as in The Gift Shop.

(Remember, the letters in parentheses after Harold Swanson's name shows his code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)


Showing now at Anton Art Center: 2018 Biennial Macomb County K-6 Student Art Show through June 3, 2018. This show exhibits the artwork of our very own primary school students. Fun and inspiring! Watch the video created by Anton Art Center's own Greg Delauro...K-6 Student Show video . These is the last days of this show. Don't miss it!

This Weekend in Downtown Mount Clemens: ART! Macomb  Art Fair will open on Friday June 1, noon to 7pm, Saturday June 2, 10am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm. ART! Macomb encourages everyone in Macomb County and beyond to celebrate art and artists! Join us for special free family activities, performances, and more! This art fair will include more than 50 artists on the historic and walk-able streets of downtown Mount Clemens. #artmacomb #artfair

Coming Soon to Anton Art Center: The Art of Weather  June 9 - July 13, 2018
Opening Reception & Awards Saturday, June 9, 1-3pm, refreshments provided. This show includes
selected works from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores (LPC), the Mount Clemens Art Association (MCAA), the Romeo Guild of Art (RGA), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. (WTCFA). Juried by Carol LaChiusa.

There is a lot going on here at Anton Art Center, and Downtown Mount Clemens. Come join the fun!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Memorial Day 2018

May you all have a safe and happy Memorial Day this year.

Take time to remember those who have served.




Showing now at Anton Art Center:
2018 Biennial Macomb County K-6 Student Art Show through June 3, 2018. This show exhibits the artwork of our very own primary school students. Fun and inspiring! Watch the video created by Anton Art Center's own Greg Delauro...K-6 Student Show video .









Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Artists at The Gift Shop

The word has gotten out that not only is The Gift Shop a great place to shop, but a great place for artists to show and sell their work!
This week we will look at the work of four new artists who have joined us here at The Gift Shop: Patrick Dinunzio, Ilene Dinunzio, Julie Langensiepen, and Lyn Rushing.

Patrick Dinunzio (DIN) is a painter who also crafts intricate wall art from metal and wood, using laser and hand tools.
One of Patrick Dinunzio's metal creations

Another example of Patrick's metal work

An example of Patrick's wood working skill
Ilene Dinunzio (DINU) is a jewelry artist. She makes her own colorful paper beads, then strings them along with beads and pendants into lovely necklaces, each one a generous 24" to 40"long. Shown are close-ups of just three of her necklaces.




Julie Langensiepen (LAN) has been in our Holiday Markets in the past, and now she is part of The Gift Shop. She fashions the most wonderful fabric Art Animals.
"Bear on Pouf"

"Elephant Bird"

"Fish Bank" It really is a functional bank!
Lyn Rushing (RUS) is a card maker, and each one is unique. She intricately collages each card to convey its personal message, both outside and inside!



Lyn's cards are each so rich with details!
Come in and see the work of these, and all our creative artists!
(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)

Showing now at Anton Art Center: 2018 Biennial Macomb County K-6 Student Art Show through June 3, 2018. This show exhibits the artwork of our very own primary school students. Fun and inspiring! Watch the video created by Anton Art Center's own Greg Delauro...K-6 Student Show video .

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Made in Michigan

This Friday and Saturday (May 11 and 12) downtown Mount Clemens will host "Made in Michigan" Show  from 10am to 6pm each day. This outdoor show will showcase products made only in Michigan, artwork, jewelry, food, kids' activities, and so much more!

The Gift Shop will have a tent at the show with art, gifts, and information.

Here are a few of the uniquely Michigan works found in the Gift Shop.

Michigan hanging ornament created by Darlene Boseman (BOS)

A very clever bottle opener from Tenchi Wayner (WAY)

Wooden treasure box by Al Sadaj (SAD)

Michigan plaque from Al Sadaj (SAD)

Cutting board created by Sharon McDonnell (MCDO)

Ceramic dish from Sharon Parker (PARK)
(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)

Visit our table at the show, and then go into The Gift Shop to see the work of our own Michigan artists. Don't forget..Mother's Day is this Sunday. Find the perfect gift here at The Gift Shop!

Showing now at Anton Art Center:
2018 Biennial Macomb County K-6 Student Art Show through June 3, 2018. This show exhibits the artwork of our very own primary school students. Fun and inspiring!