Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Work by Trish Joseph Featured at The Little Yellow Frame Shop in Richland Michigan

Celebrate Spring with an art show of new colorful floral pastels.

Opening night of the exhibit is Saturday, April 24, 6-9 pm.  Trish Joseph will be there  to greet you as you visit the show of at least ten new energetic, bold florals combining pastels and colored pencil.  The gallery will be showing her pottery  as well, and several figure drawings which are also in pastel.

Chocolate and cheese nibbles will be served.  Please come and join Trish on Saturday, April 24, 6-9 pm at The Little Yellow Frame Shop and Gallery (8174 N. 32nd Street, Richland, MI 49083)

If you are unable to attend that evening, the exhibit will be on display until Saturday, July 31.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Luralee Kiesel's new oil painting, Weeping Willow #6 can be seen in the exhibit,  Michigan FINE ARTS Competition currently on display at the BBAC (Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.

Luralee's paintings are inspired by nature and full of movement.  Imagine being a little bird or small rabbit sitting inside a willow tree, rosebush, or forsythia looking out through the branches.

Additional paintings by Luralee Kiesel may be seen at on the page GALLERY OF FRIENDS. (See link to Alice Hunt's Website above)

Weeping Willow #6 is a vibrantly colorful impression of willow branches in oil on a 36 by 60 inch canvas.

This exhibit runs from April 2 to May 7, 2010.  1516 S. Cranbrook Rd.  Birmingham, Michigan 48009  248-644-0866      

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Quilting Artist Carol Overton

Work by Quilting Artist Carol Overton of Lawton Michigan, was recently seen in the art galleries of Nazareth on Gull Road in Kalamazoo Michigan.

Carol, a skillful seamstress, upholsterer and quilter now specializes in creating her own artistic designs in fabric.

One of the quilts was a full bed cover size with a center motif of Carol's view from their cabin on a Canadian lake.  This carefully selected group of fabrics depicts a sunrise over the lake reflected in the water, framed by tall spruce trees.  The quilting stitches artfully express the lines of moving water, clouds and the trees.

I recently visited this exhibit and took these pictures to share with you just a few of the lovely art quilts that were on display.

This quilt of a horse in shades of black and white skillfully depicts the flowing mane of the horse with carefully stitched details.

The Optical Pattern in the quilt below pops open to reveal a bright red fabric as if the dragon has just jumped out at the viewer.  Carol says, "In experimenting with op-art quilting designs, this piece looked as though it were about to burst open.  As I was trying to imagine what might come out, I came across a wonderful dragon fabric which gave me my answer."  The dragon fabric is used on the back side of this quilt.  This quilt is machine pieced, appliqued, and quilted.