4 Women Artists Exhibit at 6020 Wyndam Lane, Brighton
Earlier this year, I saw a couple posts about using the work of local artists in houses that are staged as a great way to get more exposure for all concerned. So, when I noticed that the Brighton Art Guild was temporarily set up in a vacant storefront in downtown Brighton, I stopped in to ooooo, ahhhh, and chat. I met a few artisits and floated the idea of showcasing some of their work in an appropriate house, and they seemed interested.
Long story short, I reconnected with them when I got the opportunity to stage a spectacular house in the prestigious development of Pine Creek. And, voila--the "Home Is Where The Art Is" Open House was born. It was originally scheduled for early December, but that turned out to be less-than-auspicious timing. So, we are rescheduling it for Saturday, January 31, 2009.
Here are some photos from the "soft opening":
There will be 4 artists exhibiting, and selling, their work: Anne Marie Buckman, Linda Dunn, Kim Isaac and Kally Walcott.
Surprise! Consultation nets the 4th artist!
The Thursday morning before the December 7th event, I had a consultation with a client. In the course of the consultation, I noticed some interesting fabric pyramids. When I said "Tell me about these" she proceeded to explain that she sews, and has exhibited these at various art fairs. So I asked her if we could use them for our event, and she was more than happy to oblige! (I also accomplished some subtle "decluttering" at her residence by this suggestion!)
The large canvas on the right was finished just in time for the event. Sadly, the artist was dealing with her mother's imminent death, and used this stressful time to fuel her creative expression. Painted as a tribute to her mother, who died just after it was completed, Linda Dunn's work is a powerful as it is beautiful.
The work on the fireplace mantle was also recently completed by the artist, Anne Marie Buckman. Both these pieces bring so much life and warmth to the room, don't they?
Here is the fabric art of Kally Walcott, on the floor below the paintings by Anne Marie Buckman:
And some close ups of more of Ann Marie's work:
We had a lot of fun, and helped get more awareness for the artists, and the house! Hopefully Michigan's weather will cooperate and we'll get even more participation this time!
Event: "Home Is Where The Art Is, Too" Open House
Coffee and Dessert Artists' Reception
Where: 6020 Wyndam Lane, Brighton, MI 48116
When: Saturday, January 31, 2009; 1 PM to 4 PM
Sheryl McIntyre, Coldwell Banker Schweitzer
Kathi Presutti, RE:STYLE Home Staging and Redesign