Monday, September 28, 2015

The Gift Shop has Crafted Wood Art

Wood is one of those mediums that is so compelling in art because it is so organic. Whether it is carved and smoothed to a glossy finish, skillfully crafted into sculptures, or fashioned so that part of its natural state is highlighted, it is always familiar and beautiful at the same time.
Here at The Gift Shop we have some wonderful examples of the art of wood-crafting from Greg Broka, Greg Towne, and Ron Cracchiolo.

Our first example comes from Gregory Broka, with a lovely bowl. Gregory has quite an eye for choosing wood and allowing the grain to shine through. Other works include Gregory's skill at keeping the natural bark and knots  from the wood within each piece.

Gregory Broka (BROK)
Next is the work of Greg Towne. This bowl shows off is skill in creating a latticework of different woods within one piece. Greg also creates matching salt and pepper mills, vases, and clever puzzle pieces.

Greg Towne (TOW)

Ron Cracchiolo is a master at carving and painting fishing lures. He also carves delicate insect pins, dangling dragonflies, and bottlestoppers that look like fish!

Ron Cracchiolo (CRACC)
(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 in to see these works and more from our featured artists.

Be sure to see the current shows on exhibit here at Anton Art Center: "Real Paint"  is an invitational show featured in the main galleries. "Sapphire Show" a juried show with works from artists of the Mount Clemens Art Association, Lakeside Palette Club, and Warren Tri-County Fine Arts on display in our Community Gallery.

Monday, September 14, 2015

ArtParty is coming!

August 1st., Anton Art Center hosted  "Night of 100 Pumpkins" . The participants were invited to decorate glass pumpkins to sell at ArtParty as part of the fundraising. The theme of ArtParty this year is "Celebrate Fall", so pumpkins are a perfect fit.
Everyone who came had a great time, and the results are just wonderful! The pumpkins are as varied as their creators. Paints, decoupage, sequins, feathers, leaves, birds, fall and Halloween themes, are just some of the techniques used by the artists.

There are three sizes: large $20, medium $18, and small  $15.

You can purchase them at ArtParty, or get one now on display at The Gift Shop.

Come "Party to support the Arts" and "Celebrate Fall" with us on September 17!