Art Galleries

BUY ART for the Holidays:

This exhibit is free of charge and will be open to the public from November 14th through December 23rd. The exhibition will include artwork from many area artists suitable for the gift-giving season. In addition to the exhibition we will be running a weekend Holiday Open House during our regular business hours from November 30th to December 2nd. As an incentive to gallery visitors during the Holiday Open House, artist Mark Wagar will be offering our guests a glass-blowing demonstration at his studio in Riga, Michigan just one mile from the gallery. Demonstrations will run from 1:00 to 5:00pm each day of the Open House, every hour on the hour.


Mark Wagar: Mark has been working with glass for over 27 years and has also been running his own glass studio full-time since 1996. Mark received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree, specializing in glass, from Bowling Green State University in 1995. His work is in the permanent collection of the Evanston Illinois Art Museum and he received the Dominic Labino Award at the Toledo Area Artists show in 2005 and 2007.

 

Tom Rudd and Margo McCafferty:

Tom Rudd and Margo McCafferty make art in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan state. A sculptor and a painter respectively, Tom and Margo create work informed by their wooded surroundings with frequent reference to the omnipresent environmental crisis, especially as it relates to the quality of water. Besides their individual works, the two artists have found collaboration rewarding. They work together to create color reduction relief prints, a process which makes use of each of their areas of expertise (Tom's carving, Margo's drawing). The resulting prints have been exhibited nationally and collected internationally.

 Metalsmiths of EMU:

Various jewelry and metal sculpture by the students and faculty of Eastern Michigan University. This show, curated by Jamie Goode, includes seven Metalsmiths of EMU : Charlotte Allen, Jamie Goode, Lorraine Kolasa, Larry Newhouse, Gretchen Otto, Lily Rushlow, and Asa Wilson. Their work ranges from cold-forged steel figures to elegant pearl and sterling jewelry and hand-worked copper vessels.

Friends of Siena:

The Friends of Siena will be showing functional ceramic items like mugs, platters, and bowls. Work by alumni, students, and instructor Paul McMullan at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan will highlight this part of the exhibition.

MaryEllen Graham:

She states, “I push the limits of glass to take it to the most liquid of states, on the verge of collapse, to capture a moment frozen in time. Curved and linear stainless steel lifts the glass at its most glorious moment. Frozen in time, the movement and evolution of glass is captured at the peak of beauty in both color and form."