This exhibition features plein air and studio oil and pastel compositions by two Michigan artists highlighting the bucolic landscapes, life, and nature of Michigan.
Alan Maciag is a 1974 graduate of Central Michigan University with a Masters Degree in Art Education. He retired after teaching art for the 32 years in the Frankenmuth School District.
An avid drawer, Alan has captured visual memories of past vacations and camping trips throughout Michigan, filling numerous sketchbooks. These sketches have served as valuable subject matter for many of his oil paintings. Alan paints in his studio and travels through the state painting on location. His inspired works are numerous and are in private collections and galleries in California, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Germany and France.
Alan’s rural landscapes are a balance between form, distance, color and content. This balance creates a sense of calm and bucolic reverence for the rural heritage of Michigan, for the wonderland of its vacation lakes, or for the sanctuary within a garden or public place.
Tom Tomasek has had a lifelong love of drawing and painting and has exhibited his work professionally for more than twenty years. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions including at the Dennos Museum in Traverse City, the Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon, the Saginaw Art Museum in Saginaw, and the Governor’s Residence in Lansing. His work has also has been selected for publication in Pastel Journal Magazine and in the book, The Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Tom’s award-winning pastel compositions depicting Michigan landscapes and nature are known for highlighting the interactions between land, sky, water and light. He attributes is appreciation of landscapes to his rural upbringing, which includes beautiful places like the Great Lakes as well as the ordinary views like the farm fields we drive by everyday. While many of his larger pieces are produced at his studio, Tom, like Alan also paints en plein air or on location.
“I am trying to capture not just a view, but also a feeling that a place evokes. When I finish a painting, my hope is that it enables me to return to that place and moment. I’m especially happy when others who view my work can also feel a sense of that place and time.”
This exhibition will feature body art and fine art by artists from six Metro Detroit tattoo and art studios each with their own individual style and body of work influenced by the tattoo culture. Work will include body art, drawings, illustrations; paintings, digital artwork, photography, pyrography, sculpture, and mixed media.
“As an artist who is learning the trade of tattooing, I find the intersection of the traditions of fine art and tattoo art to be incredibly interesting.” – Kyle Pryce, exhibiting artist.
The Northville Art House presents this all-media juried exhibition to showcase contemporary artworks and artists that push the boundaries of art imagery, practices, and theory. Artists are encouraged to explore and employ new techniques, technologies, and media to create compelling two- and three-dimensional artworks. Boundaries to consider include those set by traditional techniques, materials, concepts, art history, genre, subject matter, personal, societal etc. Significant consideration will be given to artworks that defy expectation, may provoke strong responses, or challenge social norms.
Exhibition Juror: Tony Roko – www.artofroko.com
This exhibition will feature portraits and figurative work developed in the studio from a live model. The work includes paintings in oil and pastel, as well as drawings in charcoal. The participating artists include Susan Perrish, Mary Step, Sara Hadley, Kathleen McNamee, Kathleen Connell, Kathleen Boettcher, Candace Brancik, Jayne Brophy, Janet Kondziela, Nina Ashraf Asmi and Lynn Newman.
This open juried exhibition will showcase contemporary artworks on a diminutive scale, limited to 12 inches in any direction, in all types of media including painting, drawing, ceramics, metalwork, photography, sculpture, mixed media and more. All works will be for sale, the majority under $300, making them perfect holiday gifts.
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