Thursday, April 28, 2016

More for Mothers Day

If you haven't made up your mind about what to give Mom for Mother's Day, we have more choices here at The Gift Shop. Our fiber artists have created lovely pieces Mom would love to have. The featured artists this week are: Wendy Kwiecinski, Linda Pussehl, Gail Sondaj, Mary Tassone, and Anita Wood. .

Wendy Kwiecinski is new to The Gift Shop and she has made a big splash with her fresh new ideas. One of her creations is a new take on the "Infinity" scarf. She fashions hers from T-shirt material and adds a flower of the same fabric.
"Infinity" scarf from Wendy Kwiecinski (KWI).

Linda Pussehl is also new to The Gift Shop. Her bright, colorful purses come in different sizes.

A bright adjustable purse from Linda Pussehl (PUS).
Gail Sondaj creates lovely ribbon flower pins in many colors.

Three pins from Gail Sondej (SON).

Mary Tassone has created some beautiful hand-painted silk scarves.

Hand-painted silk scarf from Mary Tassone (TASS).
Anita Wood brings us the most clever hand bags.

Two hand bags created by Anita Wood (WOOD).
The Gift Shop also offers its own carry-all bag made from embroidered burlap. Each bag is lined and has an extra pocket inside.
Just one of our embellished burlap bags (TAC).
(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 to The Gift Shop and see what we have to choose from for a unique Mother's Day gift. In fact...why not bring Mom in and let her pick her own gift!

Macomb County Biennial Primary Student Show  featuring the artwork of our own local kindergarten through 6th grade students is now open until May 14. Bring your own children and grandchildren to see just what they can create themselves.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mother's Day Gifts from The Gift Shop

Mother's Day is coming. You will have lots of choices for gifts for Mom. Why not give her something no one else has because it is unique and one-of-a-kind? That is the kind of gift you will find here at The Gift Shop.

This week we will look at some of the beautiful jewelry from artists Elaine Kolodziej, Maria Silamianos, Anita Wood, Laura Landrum, Tammy Graham, and Nancy Garcia.

Elaine Kolodziej features some very elegant pieces...just like this necklace and set of earrings.

Necklace and earrings from Elaine Kolodziej (KOL). 

Maria Silamianos  has a wide selection of jewelry pieces with us. Here is her classic pearl necklace and matching earrings.
Classic pearls from Maria Silamianos (SIL).

Anita Wood is one our most versatile artists. She works in several mediums, including jewelry. Here is one of her very delicate necklaces.
A lovely necklace from Anita Wood (WOOD).
Laura Landrum is one of our newer jewelry artists. Here is her take on the classic pearl necklace.

Classic pearls from Laura Landrum (LAND).
Tammy Graham creates some truly imaginative jewelry. This necklace and matching earrings are an example of her delicate and intricate design.
Necklace and matching earrings from Tammy Graham (GRA).
Nancy Garcia is another one of our artists who works in several mediums. Here is one of her more bold jewelry sets.
Necklace and earrings set from Nancy Garcia (GAR).
(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.)
Honor Mom with something unique from The Gift Shop. The gift will be one-of-a-kind...just like her.

This Saturday is the marks the opening of the Macomb County Biennial Primary Student Show, featuring the art work of our K-6 students. Bring your children and grandchildren to this inspiring show.  

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Glass Shimmers at The Gift Shop

Glass can be so beautiful! Our glass artists here at The Gift Shop have created works in all colors, shapes, and sizes...from large vases, to little window dangles, glass plates, bowls, and so much more.
Our featured artists are: Rick Shapero, George Bochnig, Martha Millis, Catherine Firmbach, and Alysa Diebolt.

Rick Shapero does some very interesting things with glass. Just look at the colors, and design of one of his vases. Just stunning!
A vase from Rick Shapero (SHAP).
George Bochnig has been with The Gift Shop for years. His glass creations are consistently beautiful, and he keeps coming up with new ideas.

A lovely, delicate glass bowl from George Bochnig (BOCH).
Martha Millis has many of her glass pieces at The Gift Shop. Her color choices are delightful.

Here is an amusing set of glass fish coasters from Martha Millis (MILLI).

Catherine Firmbach is one of our favorite artists. Her photographs are available as prints, (framed, and unframed), and as greeting cards. Here she has incorporated four of her photos into a set of glass coasters...complete with a wooden holder (not shown).

A set of coasters from Catherine Firmbach (FIR).

Alysa Diebolt has a way with glass. Her newest entrys into The Gift Shop are these cute little glass flower dangles.
Here are just three samples of our many glass flower dangle from Alysa Diebolt (DIEB).

(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 and see us soon, I am sure you will find something to brighten your day, or the day of someone special.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

More cards at The Gift Shop

Last week I shared some of the unique greeting card choices here at The Gift Shop. This week are even more examples of our cards. They are a gift in themselves when given to someone for a special occasion, or just to say "Hi". In addition, as we talked about last week, they are little pieces of art that you can frame and and fit in just about anywhere.
Our card artists this week are: Lin Viglione, Helena Kuttner-Giasson, Jennie Matuja, and Michael Robinson.

Lin Viglione is a sculptress and a photographer. Here are just two of her flower-photo cards. Aren't they beautiful?

Cards from Lin Viglione (VIG)
Helena Kuttner-Giasson is one of our gifted painters. Here are two examples of her lovely bird cards.

Two cards from the bird series from Helena Kuttner-Giasson. (KUTT)

Jennie Matuja is one of our favorite painters here at Anton Art Center. She has turned some of her work into greeting cards. Here are several examples.

We even have some "self-portraits" of our own Anton Art Center on cards created by Michael Robinson. Below is one of his photo-cards.

(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.)

Our greeting cards are so send, give as a gift, or framed as little pieces of art.

These are the last days to see "2016 Macomb County Annual Secondary Student Show" on display trough April 9.