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    • August 29, 2022 The Artist and the Sketchbook - July 2022
      The Artist and the Sketchbook - July 2022
      (Above) Susan Gamerman 

      During the month of July, we explored the physical world in our sketchbooks by observing the built structures and shifting forces of the earth's surface. We focused on the the layers, textures, and patterns seen in areas of strata and erosion and experimented with ways they could be visualized through layered ink and watercolor washes, linear mapping, combining wet and dry media, and by using dry earth pigments.

      Virginia Carstarphen

      Virginia Carstarphen
      Sue Teller - ErosionSue Teller
      Susan GamermanSusan Gamerman
      Virginia CarstarphenVirginia Carstarphen
      Sue TellerSue Teller
    • July 08, 2022 The Artist and the Sketchbook - June 2022
      The Artist and the Sketchbook - June 2022 This summer we used our sketchbooks to gain a better understanding of the physical world that surrounds and supports us everyday. During the month of June, we explored the concepts of tracings, filaments, and symbiosis through naturalistic drawing approaches, linear mapping with ink and experimental color, masking tape topography, and printing with natural forms.
    • April 24, 2022 Water Worlds Exhibition 2022
      Water Worlds Exhibition 2022 Over the past six months or so, we have been busy creating work for our upcoming Water Worlds exhibition, opening June 10th, 2022 at the Anchor Building Gallery in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Hosted by artist and marina owner Virginia Carstarphen, the show will be installed in a massive marina structure located on Lake Saint Clair that is usually reserved for boat storage. We are very grateful to Virginia and her husband Todd for providing this exciting opportunity for all of our artists.
    • December 27, 2021 A New View 2022
      A New View 2022

      Here we are closing in on the end of 2021 and once again waiting to see what the new year holds in store for each and all of us. After another year marked by the pandemic, political strife, social upheaval, and environmental disasters, it is sometimes difficult to find positive guideposts to cling on to. We search with guarded optimism, knowing instinctively that they are out there, but somehow they just keep getting harder and harder to see.