Friday, April 25, 2014

Art opening on May 4 at Grove Gallery!

One of the very best things I have done for myself, since the selling of Woven Art, has been to join the Grove Gallery Artist Co-op. It is situated next door to Woven Art in downtown East Lansing.

I actually had the idea of Grove Gallery almost 6 years ago. The space next to Woven Art had been empty for quite awhile - and that's not good for business. I wanted a lively, creative business to fill the void.  I had the opportunity to work with the City of East Lansing, and CRMC, our landlords, to dedicate the space to working art studios and gallery space. Once it was up and running, I returned all my energy to running and growing Woven Art.

Time went by, I sold my shop to the wonderful Meg Croft. She is continuing the growth and creative inspiration that is Woven Art.  Last December I submitted an application to join Grove as a working artist. I am most happy and grateful that they took me in.

The artists that are Grove Gallery are friendly, supportive and inspiring and talented.  It is exactly where I need to be as I continue my transition back to full time art making.

From April 18 to May 18, Grove Gallery is featuring the artists that are new this year. That's me! Also  Jack Melangton - a photographer from Ann Arbor, and Sue Hale, a fiber artist who lives on the west coast of Michigan.  A diversity of art forms, that work oddly well together, thanks in large part to the display genius of Barb Hranilovich and Gretel Geist.

Thanks to all of the Grove artists for the warm welcome, and the new arty energy that comes from hanging out with art and other artists.

Please consider yourself invited to the opening reception on Sunday May 4. You can come in anytime - the show is up. However, I will also be there for the opening, and there will be yummy refreshments. I would love to see you.

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