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Multimedia painter. Emphasis on representational and abstract art.
I am a mixed-media and fiber artist living in Ann Arbor. I received my BFA in Printmaking from EMU, but I currently enjoy making felt, art quilts, and mixed-media assemblages.
When painting scenes of rural Washtenaw County I am attracted by its vivid imagery, especially found in farmsteads. Using a representational style, I strive to achieve a painterly quality. My landscapes capture horizontal sunlight and long shadows, dewy atmosphere, and seasonal changes. I'm especially interested in recording the elements of time’s impact on our lovely barns; highlighting their stateliness as they age.
Composer, Performer, Educator, Thinker and Doer... Ken Kozora has been exploring sound for over 35 years playing trumpet, bass, synthesizer, electronic percussion, wind synth, flutes, hand percussion and any other new noisemaker he happens to stumble upon. Ken has recorded and performed with a wide variety of local and renowned international artists, leads his own world / jazz quartet “KOZORA”, performs solo for special events and composes music for dance (People Dancing Co.) and various media. Ken has taught music sequencing at Washtenaw Community College, music appreciation for seniors at JCC and Elderwise, group drumming & music with emotionally impaired children at Beacon Day Treatment Center, worked with special needs populations at Saline Schools summer program and provides private and group sessions for “those who think and learn in a different way“, as he likes to say! He is the founder and Director of Horns for the Holidays, an instrument recycling/donation program for underprivileged children, is a board member of Riverfolk Music & Arts, is very active on a number of projects with the Arts Alliance and is the Event Manager for Ecology Center. He also likes to mangle photos with his computer in his spare time and call it art...
I am a professor of music history focusing on music in the U.S. employed at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. I play bassoon and work with Great Lakes Performing Artists Associates.
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is an exhilarating celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit. Each year, this three-and-a-half-week cultural and social event offers dozens of performances, activities, screenings, and more, with eclectic music, dance, comedy, film, visual arts, and family fun.
A fine art business located in the heart of historic, downtown Chelsea, MI offering a full on-site and off site exhibition schedule, featuring mid-career and emerging talent. Offers a full spectrum of art services for corporate, healthcare, small business and residential clients.
OUR MISSION: At Baron Glassworks we desire to create a diverse environment where people from all walks of life can satisfy their curiosity and creativity using glass as the primary medium. WE OFFER: • Classes in Furnace Glass blowing, Torch Working, Fusing and Slumping Glass & Private instruction • Corporate Outings / Team Building • Youth programs • Artist studio rentals • Gallery sales ABOUT US: The furnace at Baron Glassworks was ‘fired up’ on November 24, 1998. This studio was designed and built to function equally as a teaching facility and as a working artist’s studio. Annette Baron, as the founder/owner of Baron Glassworks and a recognized artist, is committed to providing a unique and rewarding experience to all who have a passion for glass. WHO WE SERVE: • The curious novice. • Established Artists exploring new media. • Aspiring Artists and Artisans in need of incubation. • Art Collectors seeking a deeper understanding of the workings of glass. • The Renaissance man or woman who can recognize a good opportunity when they see one.
The Chelsea Center for the Arts was founded in 1994 with the intent of ensuring that arts & culture were a vital part of everyday life in Chelsea and the surrounding area. Currently, we are a vital part of the Chelsea community by ensuring broad access to the arts through education and initiatives such as Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, Culturality, Midwest Literary Walk, community arts projects and more.
Through my fine art silk paintings, I seek to re-create and share treasured interludes of being present in nature, engaged with the light, colors, and textures. For teaching, I find that this medium is ideal for nurturing the creative process.
Creative, responsive architectural services for commercial buildings and accessible residences
I am an artist, a teacher of encaustic and collage media, and an Arts Alliance board member.
The Kerrytown Concert House is an arts organization focused on community engagement and bringing fine artists and their audiences together. An intimate 110-seat venue, the Concert House is home to diverse offerings in a wide range of musical styles, while rotating art exhibits are displayed on the walls of the house. Located in the Kerrytown district of Ann Arbor, Mich., KCH is available to the community, including educators, students and organizations for recitals, meetings and events. In addition, it is home to the internationally acclaimed festival Edgefest, and is a presenter of artists of the highest artistic excellence. Kerrytown Concert House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
I am an artist in Saline, MI, working in watercolors, acrylics, and colored pencil. I also teach colored pencil at 212 Arts Center in Saline, MI. My home is my studio and I am available by appointment.
My early inspiration came from the Impressionists. Then printmaking with Lasansky demanded a higher skill level and draftsmanship which I thrived upon. I find I am often drawn to mythology to explain the images my mind's eye reveals to me. Being an identical twin has encouraged my awareness of dualities, double images, echoes and related subjects as well as my fascination with old photographs and history.
Pastel Artist, Paintings & Drawings, Instructor at the Ann Arbor Art Center
I am a painter, digital artist and a jewelry maker. I do custom alphabet art.
Contemporary American Craft and Imported Folk Art Gallery
A multi-disciplinarily art & design studio creating objects + environments through the decorative arts – green design, personalized custom furniture/cabinetry, home furnishings, decorative finishes, materials and color consulting, interior and graphic design, and fine art prints and sculpture. Reclaim a piece of Michigan’s environmental legacy created by the Emerald Ash Borer with fine picture frames and furniture by Urban Ashes. Designer, Paul M. Hickman’s new line of frames and furniture, Urban Ashes, is hand-crafted with transitional/disabled labor in Michigan from Michigan urban wood, salvaged from local Ash and other trees. These are trees that grew on our streets, in our yards, in our parks and in other urban areas. The entire Urban Ashes collection is hand-finished with petroleum-free finishes often highlighting the unique character of the Ash and other urban woods used in these frames.
16 member cooperative Gallery/ 6 visiting artists
With a focus on contemporary, functional craft, 16 Hands has been celebrating handmade since 1975. Our primary focus is on handcrafted furniture & lighting, jewelry and wearable accessories, garden art, and functional objects for home and office in all media. Metalwork, blown glass, woodworking, textiles, painting, mixed media and any other medium that strikes our fancy are all represented. 16 Hands also has an extensive collection of unique, affordable gifts and home accents that are designed by artists but commercially made. The third element of the gallery is our artrageous collection of greeting cards, which people travel many miles to peruse. The common thread in whatever you find at 16 Hands, be it a mixed media collage, folk art doll, metal flower made from recycled materials, whimsical push pin set, elegant velvet shibori scarf, or figurative garden sculpture, is that the objects are impeccably designed, well crafted, original expressions. We believe that just because an object is functional, doesn't mean it has to be boring, and that objects of beauty and fun enhance our daily lives, or at least they should!
The Riverside Arts Center is a "multi-purpose cultural arts venue providing performance, exhibit, studio, and reception space for artists and arts and cultural organizations to enrich the Ypsilanti community through the arts and cultural experiences."
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is internationally recognized as a premiere showcase for creative, inspiring, and influential films of all types: avant-garde and experimental, story-based narratives, documentaries, and animation. As the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, the AAFF is steeped in a rich tradition of ground-breaking cinema.
Artistica Gallery, fine gifts and art by local artists located in charming downtown Dexter.
Carol Roeda Studio is a gift and home decor store located in Downtown Ann Arbor featuring the art of Carol Roeda and the Sticks handpainted furniture line.
The mission of Two Twelve Arts Center is to provide a creative hub offering visual and performing artists the opportunity and working space to come together to work, create, and teach. The Center also contributes to the cultural life of the residents of Saline by supporting a full schedule of classes, programs, performances and exhibits. We look forward to providing a framework for a vibrant and supportive arts community with varied opportunities for artists, students and audiences. The Center provides an environment conducive to the creative process. Exhibits and shows will be held periodically throughout the year to highlight local artists work. The public is encouraged to view and purchase the art work. Artists and students are always welcome to gather for conversation in the first floor meeting room. Two Twelve Arts Center is sponsored by the Cowan Slavin Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit operating foundation.
Built in 1899 and located in the heart of quaint Saline, Stone Arch offers an historic venue for events of character and beauty - from receptions and celebrations, to workshops, meetings, exhibits or performances. Recent updates and interior renovations have brought out the old luster and added a crisp newness to this architectural gem.
Taylor and Charlene Jacobsen, are retired art teachers from the Saline Area Schools. They remain active artists, in their own right, and teach art classes at their studios and for Saline Community Education. The Jacobsen's host other art events and gatherings at their property outside of Saline, Michigan. The also host classes taught by other experienced artists/ teachers in a wide variety of media and art techniques and from many different regions. They welcome questions and visits to their studios.
fiber arts: art quilts, spinning, dyeing; polymer clay; collagraphs
I am a photographer and digital imager. My images are printed on Tiles, Canvas and Paper
This is where creativity and community meet, and have met, for 100 years! A contemporary art center with exhibition galleries, a shop and art instruction programs for adults and children, it is the place in town to enjoy the arts in many ways!
The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is a premier regional orchestra that offers live, symphonic music for all ages. The A2SO touches the lives of over 76,000 people annually from tiny tots to seasoned citizens in venues ranging from the Michigan Theater to Hill Auditorium, to schools in the five-county area, libraries and senior centers.
Armed with a BFA and a serious need to draw, I began my illustration career in 1980. Surviving 8 years in newspapers as an art director and the noxious fumes from my painting process, I lives and work in Ann Arbor. A teacher for over 25 years at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, my oil paintings have appeared in numerous publications and have earned awards from, among others, Print, Communication Arts and the Society of Publication Designers.
watercolors, oils, mixed media and collage.
artist, painter, sculptor, printmaker, lecturer, instructor, art activist
The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original is a non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization dedicated to increasing public knowledge and appreciation for contemporary fine arts and fine crafts by creating opportunities that connect artists, the Ann Arbor community and the general public to their mutual benefit, culminating in a top quality juried art fair. Begun in 1960, the award-winning Street Art Fair is the original of the now four art fairs that take place each July.
Paintings and works on paper.
I am a pastel landscape artist. Inspired by nature, I am especially attracted to the lighting, textures, and moods of country roads, wetlands, woods, and fields.
Hello! I make Fairy Doors! These are little doors that you can place around your home to welcome in fairies and other fae folk (who will hopefully bring you good luck.) I make them all by hand out of clay and embellishments. There are other things I do/have tried, but my fairy doors have been the most successful so far. Glassblowing has been another favorite activity, but is quite costly. I have been an arts enthusiast for as long as I have been able to hold a crayon. When I was growing up I found that nothing could make me happier than experiencing or creating art, in all its forms. Now that I have done lots of experimenting with where I want to take my skills, I am (hopefully) ready to get my personal business up and running. A "regular job" can not compare to starting a business of your own when it comes to personal joy and freedom, at least for me, and I hope to get the opportunity to explore my options as a young artist in a competitive economy.
Barbara is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and the Ann Arbor Women's Artists organization. She teaches Colored Pencil Techniques in Southeast Michigan at Washtenaw Community College and at Ann Arbor Community Education & Recreation. Barbara has a degree in Fine Art and graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has worked in scientific illustration for hospitals and universities and is a published illustrator for the University of Michigan Press and others. Her freelance client list spans several industries including medical, educational, business, and nonprofit organizations in Madison, Boston, Seattle and Ann Arbor. Currently, Barbara exhibits her fine art in galleries and juried art shows. Artists Statement: I am a contemporary realist. As a professional illustrator, I carry the precision of illustration into my fine art. I enjoy exploring exciting ranges of color, texture and light. I like to present common objects such as food, still lifes, and animals in unusual and interesting ways. Each stroke is applied with the spirit of the subject matter in mind. Inspiration comes from the beauty and simplicity found in nature or things we encounter everyday, which can be overlooked in our hurried lives.
I am engaged in continuing to paint from my experiences in Ghana, W.Africa, working in a U.N. Refugee camp. I have journeyed there on 7 different occasions to work with refugees from other war-torn countries in W,Africa. Having worked for many years as a clinical social worker, my hope is to convey through my paintings [rather than just words]the "stories" of these traumatized people. I am trying several media to accomplish this.
Francesc Burgos, a Barcelona-born ceramist, designer and architect, currently makes one-of-a-kind ceramic and mixed-media sculptures for the home, some functional, some purely contemplative, always distinct and elegant, playful yet robust.
Offering new and gently used arty chic clothing and accessories and uncommon artful objects to inspire you in your surroundings
I make beautiful ceramic plates & platters with elegant lace patterns imprinted in the clay. Turquoise is one of my favorite glaze colors. I am a member of the Potters Guild and participate in their sales. The Ann Arbor Art Center sells my pottery.
Developing, fostering and promoting music and visual art in Chelsea, Michigan and the surrounding communities.
A cooperative non-profit ceramics studio with over 50 members. Range of work includes functional pottery, sculpture, tile work and wearable art. Two sales per year at the studio in late April and early December and at the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Two sets of ceramic classes for up to 15 students are offered twice a year.
FOUND is an eco-friendly shop in the historic Kerrytown district, featuring artists who use found or recycled materials, plus a fun mix of vintage and new merchandise.
I make figurative art that explores feminine archetypes of the hero, adventurer, performer, and dreamer.
I call myself an all media artist/teacher, as i tend to go back and forth between medias. Although oils and pastels are my favorite,in the past I have spent a great deal of time as a potter, sculptor, photographer, weaver, and delved to some extent into watercolor and casein. Landscapes are my usual subject, having grown up on a farm where we were free to roam the country side, sometimes gathering wild flowrs, picking wild blackberries, or building playhouses in the woods. After spending several years doing black and white photography, I find digital photography a fascinating subject which I am still investigating. Several years ago I heard John Pappas was going to retire, so took a year of sculpture with him at EMU. I've been a member of the Ann Arbor Women Artists for many years, and more recently a member of the Ann Arbor Area Pastelists. I've received many awards and have had several one person shows of my work. I have a BS in Art, and earned 26 credits toward a masters in painting. My intentions were to get a masters in scultpure but at that time it wasn't offered. My efforts to get a masters was stopped to pursue a business in pot making. I spend 10 years going to art fairs to peddle my wares. Back problems made me go back to painting which I continue to this day. When my husbland retired in '81we bult a two story building, the first level is his shop while the second level is my studio. I have enjoyed being able to spread out in this great space, and work by myself. Early on I did invite other artists to join me, and hired a model. My studio is a great asset where I can show and store my work, or leave works in progress undisturbed until I can return to them. My studio can be found at 4901 Grandview, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, which is in Pittsfield Township, near the Washtenaw Country Club. My email is . Please call me before you come to visit me at 734-434-2034. I welcome your call.
Dexter Arts Center mission: To enrich lives and build a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through our arts programs, performing and visual arts, presentations, and community collaborations. We promote the enjoyment of the arts through outreach, instruction, performances, and special events for all ages.
For over 30 years, families and teachers have made Wild Swan Theater a tradition, delighting in our magical, lively productions performed by our award winning troupe of professional adult actors, dancers, musicians, and American Sign Language performers. As the only professional theater dedicated to young people in Michigan, we bring to life the very best in children's classic, introduce stories from other cultures, and provide a transformational theater experience like no other.
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