Sunday, August 12, 2012
Art-lovers find treasures at the Shelby Township Art Fair over the weekend. Art Fair goes through Sunday.
Saturday's weather held out long enough for hundreds of visitors to enjoy the annual Art Fair at the Shelby Township Municipal Grounds. "It's just a wonderful day out and I am just thrilled it didn't rain," said Shelby Township resident Barb Kulaszewicz, who added that she hasn't visited the annual fair in years. For those who couldn't make it out Saturday, the fair is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. “It’s nice to see the whole community out and they have a lot of nice things for kids,” said Kulaszewicz, who was at the fair with her daughter and grandson. Visitors to the fair were greeted by a creative buzz in the air as more than 80 venders, mostly from Michigan, showcased their wares. Kulaszewicz said she was interested in checking …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Here's a look at what to expect and where to park for the annual Shelby Township art festival.
Art lovers will feast today and Sunday on a smorgasbord of art at the Shelby Township Art Fair, located on the township Municipal Grounds. Vistors can expect to find art booths ranging from digital photography, water paint, sculptures, clothing, jewelery and handmade soaps. For those looking for some delticalble art, handmade choclates and candies will be on display in addition to food booths. If you're just looking for some plain good family-friendly entertainment, then feast your senses on the daylong entertainment lineup. Saturday, August 11 Sunday, August 12 Admission, parking and a shuttle bus service from the Shelby Township Senior Center, located behind the library are all free.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Visitors with mustaches receive free general admission to the Detroit Institute of Arts Aug. 3-5.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is offering free museum admission to any visitor who wears a mustache—real or fake—from Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 5 during regular museum hours. The promotion celebrates the eccentric appearance of Salvador Dalí, whose painting Soft Construction with Boiled Beans is currently on view in the DIA’s exhibition Five Spanish Masterpieces. This weekend, visitors can enjoy a variety of museum programs, including The Dalí Project—a puppet performance that explores Dalí’s embrace of the subconscious through various forms of puppetry—presented by Puppet Junction. Schedule of performances: Performances on Friday and Saturday are appropriate for adults only; Sunday’s performance is appropriate for ages 8 and up…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The new St. Joseph Mercy Oakland South Patient Tower will display the works of 84 Michigan artists.
Utica resident Suzanne M. Johnson was one of 84 artists selected to provide artwork for the new St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) South Patient Tower. The new eight-story tower will have 208 technologically enhanced, private patient rooms. It's scheduled to open in 2014. A callout in this spring by SJMO asked artists to submit artwork that represents peace and healing through nature or water and landscapes. The SJMO arts program is aimed at creating an experience that heals bodies, nurtures souls and comforts hearts, according to SJMO. More than 225 artists from throughout Michigan applied to have their artwork considered. However, only 85 artists were selected. A total of nearly 850 pieces of artwork were selected, including 47 major …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Walgreens hosts a traveling art gallery displaying photographs taken by children staying at Turning Point, a domestic and sexual abuse shelter in Macomb County.
Several Macomb County Walgreens will transform into an art gallery over the summer to display photographs taken by children under the protection of domestic violence and sexual assault shelter, Turning Point. The idea was born after children attended a three-day workshop with famed photographer Monte Nagler and art therapist Michelle Figurski. Turning Point provided the children, ages 8-14, with cameras and the opportunity to express their feelings photographically. Through the Eyes of Our Youth was the resulting display of raw emotions captured in pictures. “The kids who end up under our protection have been on an emotional rollercoaster, not to mention relocating away from their friends,” said Turning Point CEO, Sue Coats. “Through …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
The Billboard Art Project is looking for local artists to help them fill a digital LCD billboard in downtown Utica into a roadside art gallery.
The public is invited to help turn downtown Utica into a live streaming art gallery by participating in the Billboard Art Project. The Billboard Art Project is a nonprofit organization that acquires digital billboards normally used for advertising and repurposes them as roadside galleries. Projects are held in cities all over the country and are open to all individuals and groups who are interested in participating. A billboard in the parking lot of Muldoon's Tavern, in downtown Utica will be flashing the public's artwork for the month of June. But, they need your help filling the LCD billboard, which morphs every 6-10 seconds, with artwork. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the public is invited to create original art and hand it over to Billboard …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Utica Community Schools displays thousands of student's art work during the 2012 UCS Art Show.
More than 3,000 pieces of student art work was on display last week at Ewell Elementary School during the 2012 UCS Art Show. Students from elementary to high school showcased both 2D and 3D pieces, which included drawings in pencil, pastel, ink, paintings in tempera, acrylic, and oil, traditional and digital photography, short films, PSA's, video game design, fibers ranging in fashion to weavings, and newly made ceramic pieces. If you have any pictures of your kids' art work be sure to upload it in the media player above.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Local artists display their work at the Shelby Township Municipal Hall.
Looking to add to your art collection? Check out local artists' work displayed at the Shelby Township Municipal Hall. Artists from the Shelby Township Fine Art Society display paintings that are for sale in the Township Municipal Hall four times a year, said president of the society Carole Currier. "We have a lot of multi-talented artists," said Currier. "We run the gamut from beginners to people who have been in the profession for a long time. One artist has sold paintings from all over the world." Currier said the artists in the society specilize in 2-dimensional paintings but there are artists in the group that also work with pottery, jewelry and multi-media art. Anyone intested in purchasing a piece of artwork or contacting the artist …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Scholastic honorees work displayed at Macomb Community College.
Nearly 200 honors were awarded to Utica Community Schools students through the annual Scholastic Arts competition, with Henry Ford II and Eisenhower students taking two of the five top awards and a best in show title. Henry Ford II student Amanda Hallquist and Eisenhower student Connor Skowronek earned "American Vision" awards for producing the best pieces of work in specific categories. Hallquist was honored in the painting category and Skowronek for drawing category. In addition, Henry Ford II student Jessica Sharkey earned a “Best of Show” honor for her art portfolio. Other top honors – or “Gold” keys - for art portfolios were awarded to Johannah Kayser, of Stevenson High School; Courtney McAnsh, of Utica High School; Rachel Rebecca, of…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
From her basement studio in Macomb Township, Shirl Hathaway creates dozens of contemporary works of art every year.
In Shirl Hathaway’s world, things are never black and white. A realistic and contemporary artist whose career has spanned nearly four decades, Hathaway, 71, revels in the expression and emotion that varying shades of color bring to her life and art. “The reason I paint like I do is that you can take a lot of liberties with color,” the Macomb Township artist said. “When you paint a landscape, etc., you are limited to color. With my work, I can get away with a lot of different colors.” Now working primarily with watercolors, Hathaway said she draws inspiration from the sea. “Most of my work is based on sailing–water and sky movements–because I am a sailor,” Hathaway said. “My work is atmospherical, emotional, so when you see it, I hope to …