The LAA monthly Meet-Up this February for LAA artists took on the theme of our current show of Beauty and the Beast – Portraits. Only these portraits were purely for a friendly get together not for the gallery more like a rogues gallery, laugh!
So one very snowy night I ventured out to meet with my partners in crime for a few rounds of musical chairs but without the music. With children’s crayons and scrap paper in hand ten of LAA’s finest scribbled away drawing the person opposite for 5 minutes only!
By the way we even had an intrepid photographer step from behind her lens and take up crayon for the first time since grade school! Well worth braving the snow and ice to share some art for pure fun and friendship. Oh, and some yummy snacks and a beverage or two of course to keep Jack Frost at bay!
A rose by any other name? Found under the bonnet not on it. That’s under the hood to Michiganders, excuse my Britishness!.
Abstract art in every sense of the word at the LAA Imagine That Exhibition. Abstract Art – a visual representation of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Sculptor Dan Daugherty has wrought new life from push rods and cam followers. Visit Gallery 194 to see just how imaginative an artist can be with metal.
A detail of a Braunsteiner. Want to see more? Visit Gallery 194
A whole wall of Gallery 194 is just exploding with colour and movement by Michigan artist and LAA member Bert Braunsteiner. Large and small works for your mansion or cottage.
Stained glass and mosaic taken to another level
Glass an amorphous non-crystalline solid made from silica that can exist as a crystalline substance. Thinking window panes? Think again. Think mosaic art for your walls. Think Kaleidoscopic colours, swirls and shapes to stir the imagination by LAA member Marilyn Willingham, Michigan mosaic artist.
Designs going in Circles
Want to make a personal statement? Then try some original designer jewelry by LAA artist Judy Sweet. Metal and colourful beads to make that statement!
The Car’s the Star
Full circle to the automobile. Hardly surprising – there is a lot to inspire in the auto capital of the USA. Michigan artists love their cars too. Photographic art by LAA artist Dean Elkins celebrating all that chrome and auto pizazz!