Gutman Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor to kick off newest exhibition Friday
ANN ARBOR – The Guild of Artists & Artisans will be launching its newest all media exhibition, “ANYTHING GOES,” in the Gutman Gallery on Friday. Throughout the open house-style reception, Guild staff will appear on the live feed to discuss the exhibition and to give virtual viewers a tour of the gallery. "Chryslais" by Robin Speth. For more information about the exhibition, upcoming events, scheduling curbside pickup or to shop virtually with gallery staff, visit www.shopgutmangallery.com. AdThe Gutman Gallery is at 118 N. Fourth Ave.
NOW studios gives visitors opportunity to ask questions, explore, experience change and play
Owned by Petals and Bubbles Sandcastle, the studios are a springboard for change and to dismantle unproductive mindsets. That space allowed community members to pay their own price and use the space for anything, from music festivals to moth storytelling. Community members can choose from three price points or pick their own price. NOW studios is a safe space to explore, express and process, and spaces like the downtown Ann Arbor studio seem to work. Community members can tune into NOW programming via live streaming and social media platforms.
Gutman Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor accepting submissions for upcoming exhibition
The Gutman Gallery is accepting submissions from all artists for its upcoming exhibition that kicks off on March 19, 2021. The exhibition will run at the gallery at 118 N. 4th Ave. March 19-May 1. The Guild of Artists & Artisans presents the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair -- the Ann Arbor Art Fair’s largest fair -- each year. AdThe Gutman Gallery opened on Feb. 14, 2020 as a fine arts and events space featuring items for sale by The Guild’s member artists. For more information and to see more upcoming events at the gallery, visit www.theguild.org/gutman_gallery.
Glass artist known for social media scavenger hunts in Ann Arbor launches miniature art exchange
The Take Art Leave Art box and gallery in Shawn Bungo's yard in Ann Arbor. ANN ARBOR – When glass artist Shawn Bungo and his wife moved to Tree Town from Knoxville, Tennessee six months ago, they knew moving to a new city during a pandemic would be a challenge. “Being a glass artist, you have a lot of pieces that don’t come out, so that’s what started that,” said Bungo. Bungo constructed a Take Art Leave Art box and gallery outside his home on Ann Arbor’s south side. “I just recently put it back up two weeks ago and I shared it with the Ann Arbor Townies group on Facebook,” said Bungo.
Take a tour of this artist’s impressive murals
The murals in Detroit are almost impossible to overlook, these giant paintings prominently grace the walls of buildings all over the city. Each tells a story of our community, creates connections, and pays homage to the city’s past, present, and future. Anthony Lee is a Chinese American artist who has brought his talents to the streets of his home Detroit. “When you see a wall has intention put into it you feel like it’s cared for," explains Lee. To see a few of his favorite murals and the stories behind them, watch the full video above.
Channel your artistic talents with this fun holiday activity
As you celebrate the holidays, you may want an activity to keep the holiday spirit going and there’s a creative way you can have fun with family and friends, even if you are apart. Host Tati Amare chatted with Jacqueline Cook, a painter from Painting With A Twist in Ferndale about how you can celebrate the holidays with family and friends even if you live apart. Painting With A Twist is fun art that is all about having a great experience. You order online or you can pick it up from the Ferndale or Farmington studios. Watch the video to learn how you can enjoy this festive holiday experience.
Precious painting lost at German airport found at dumpster
BERLIN – A surrealist painting worth more than a quarter million euros (dollars) that was forgotten by a businessman at Duesseldorf's airport has been recovered from a nearby recycling dumpster, police said Thursday. The businessman, whose identity was not given, accidentally left behind the painting by French surrealist Yves Tanguy at a check-in counter as he boarded a flight from Duesseldorf to Tel Aviv on Nov. 27. By the time he landed in Israel and contacted Duesseldorf police, the 280,000-Euro (340,000-dollar) oeuvre, which had been wrapped in cardboard, had disappeared. Despite multiple emails with details about the 40x60-centimeter (16X24-inch) painting, authorities could not locate the artwork, police spokesman Andre Hartwig said. It was only after the businessman’s nephew traveled to the airport from neighboring Belgium and talked with police directly with more information that an inspector was able to trace the painting to paper recycling dumpster used by the airport’s cleaning company.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens seeks artists to exhibit work in Visitor Center
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting an open call for artists to exhibit their work in its Visitor Center. Although the building is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the gallery is currently being booked for 2021 and 2022. The center is searching for traditional or contemporary nature-based artwork. “Matthaei Botanical Gardens is dedicated to promoting environmental enjoyment, stewardship and sustainability,” reads a statement on its website. “Art exhibits in our Visitor Center connect to a vast audience from the local area and abroad, from young and old, and from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.”While 2D media is preferred, some 3D art can be accommodated.
Bring the fun home with pottery-to-go
One art studio in Downtown Rochester is helping you bring the fun of painting pottery home for your family to enjoy. The Painted Pot is a paint-it-yourself pottery art center. Since the pandemic, The Painted Pot has been selling pottery-to-go kits. You can paint your piece at home then bring it back to the studio to be fired. Watch the video to learn how to bring the fun of pottery painting home with you.
Bring the Paint Party to your doorstep
Candace Dove, the owner of Paint Party Detroit, created Paint Party kits that are filled with everything you need for painting at home. The paint party kit comes with brushes, paint, a disposable apron, a disposable easel, detailed instructions, and a pre-sketched canvas. Paint Party Detroit is also hosting socially distanced paint parties. Paint Party will bring all the materials you need for painting and will make sure you and your party are properly, socially distanced. Watch the video to learn more about having your own paint party.
Ann Arbor Art Center to offer online workshops throughout July
ANN ARBOR With in-personal summer camps canceled, the Ann Arbor Art Center has created a set of online workshops and classes for artists of all ages and interests. The workshops and classes range in price from $25 to $255 and may require additional supplies, which are listed through each event page. The two-day class is designed for adults and requires painters to use acrylic paints and other supplies. Using various paints, pencils and brushes, adult painters will learn basic techniques of watercolor painting. Related: With in-person summer camps canceled, Ann Arbor Art Center announces virtual art camp
Small Biz Saturday: Tribble Painting Company makes changes for post-COVID-19 shutdown painting
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Operating since 1992, Tribble Painting Company has become synonymous with exterior and interior painting in the Ann Arbor area. It was also when Tribble Painting Company started to schedule work for the season. (Tribble Painting Company, Inc.)According to Tribble, responses from clients have been mixed because of the pandemic. Luckily for Tribble Painting Company, there is now a pent up demand for painting. (Tribble Painting Company, Inc.)The company has had to re-think how employees interact and move, which might slow down some painting jobs.