Monday, May 25, 2015

Thank a Vet

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy Memorial Day. Remember to thank a Vet for their service, and their sacrifice.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Collectible Art at The Gift Shop

One of our favorite artists here at The Gift Shop is Connie Sochacki. She makes the most wonderful and imaginative art dolls, each with their own personality and story. As a result, she has also become one of our most collectible artists. Take a look and see for yourself.

"Mermaid" by Connie Sochacki (SOCH) 
  "Tryin' Flyin'" by Connie Sochacki (SOCH)
 "Garden Girl" by Connie Sochacki (SOCH)
(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see a that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)

I think you will agree that the details, workmanship, and even the expressions on their faces, make these art dolls special. Come in and see them soon.
While you are at Anton visiting The Gift Shop, check-out the latest exhibits..."Student and Faculty Show 2015" , and "Fair and One Square".

Monday, May 11, 2015

#FairyGardens at The Gift Shop

We are all so glad to be outdoors. Along with planting and tending our gardens, many of us are adding Fairy Gardens to our yards. Those miniature plants and structures just bring out the kid in me.

Here at The Gift Shop we have some hand-made goodies just made for your fairy garden, or just to add a bit of whimsy to your outdoor space. We offer ceramic fairy doors and dwellings, toad houses, bright glass-encrusted cement lady bugs, soaring dragonflies, and more.
Featured are the works of Darlene Bosman (BOS), Kimberly Kirkpatrick (KIRK), Nancy Garcia (GAR), and Ron Cracchiolo (CRAC).

Here are three of Darlene Bosman's (BOS) very special Fairy Garden pieces. First is a Fairy door.

One of her Fairy dwelling "high rises".

Make room for one of Darlene's unique toad houses, pictured below.

Here is another style of toad house, also ceramic, created by Nancy Garcia (GAR).

Add the flash of glass with one of Kimberly Kirkpatrick's (KIRK) cement lady bugs.

Speaking of bugs...suspend this beautiful hand-crafted dragonfly over your Fairy Garden, created by Ron Cracchiolo (CRAC).

Enjoy your Spring and Summer. We have waited a long time for them to come back.

See you soon at The Gift Shop. And don't miss the exhibits in our galleries. "Fair and One Square" in the main galleries, with a special showing of original photographs by the young people of "Care of Southeastern Michigan" in the Boll History Gallery. Upstairs in the Community Gallery we have "Student and Faculty Show"  featuring the work of students and teachers here at Anton Art Center.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Mother's Day gifts are one-of-a-kind at The Gift Shop

I don't have to remind you that Mother's Day is coming....the ads are everywhere. But there is no need to follow the crowd, The Gift Shop has unique, hand crafted, one-of-a-kind gifts for Mom.

The #1 choice is jewelry. We offer necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, in every style, color, and composition you can imagine.

Wearable Art is a popular choice. We have scarves, hand made purses, and lovely flower pins.

How about a brilliant glass vase for her summer garden flowers?

And that's not all! We have hand painted keepsake boxes, lovely wall art, art dolls, and brilliant ceramics. You can even find scented soap and candy here at The Gift Shop!
Come in soon. Pick out something unique and special, just like Mom.

While at The Gift Shop be sure to check out our current exhibit... Student and Faculty Show 2015 showcases the work of our teachers, and their students. See what you can achieve by taking a class at Anton Art Center.