Monday, December 10, 2012
Brighton arts leader will be celebrated Saturday, 12/15 from 2-4 p.m.
The Brighton District Library and the Brighton Art Guild will honor Norma Gray for her longtime commitment to the arts community by renaming the “Art at the Library” gallery to the “Norma Gray Gallery at the Brighton District Library.” The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2 - 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend and see samples of Gray’s work which will be on display Dec. 15 through January 9 at the library. Gray, a founding member of the Brighton Art Guild, will be recognized for her substantial contributions to the Arts. In addition to being a highly accomplished award-winning artist, instructor and mentor, she will be recognized for being instrumental in bringing art to the City of Brighton, helping …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Brighton Art Guild hosts Art at the Mill Pond in downtown Brighton every Thursday through September.
Brighton Art Guild member and Hamburg Township resident Peggy Brewer has been a regular every Thursday during Art at the Mill Pond since the event was launched in 2003. Brewer said she returns week after week and year after year because it combines two of her favorite subjects: figures and nature. As a former nature photographer, she said she appreciates the scenic atmosphere of the Mill Pond. Now, in its ninth year, Art at the Mill Pond is returning to downtown Brighton - hopefully with more Brighton Art Guild members in tow, according to organizer Betty MacLeod. It all started when a few art guild members wanted to interact more with the community, according to MacLeod. About 10 art guild members attend each week for 18 weeks through the…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The newest art gallery will showcase the artwork of people with disabilities, students, instructors and supporters.
Work Skills Corp. announced a new venture in November to provide people with disabilities as well as others in the community a way to express — and possibly sell — their artwork. Though it's been open for several weeks now, Studio West Gallery — one of downtown Brighton's newest additions — will hold its grand opening from 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature refreshments and an art demonstration. The gallery will showcase the artwork of people with disabilities and allies to these individuals and communities. The rotating show schedule includes pieces created by individuals with disabilities, students, instructors and supporters. Many of the pieces are available for purchase. Cortney …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Art Harvest is currently on exhibit at the Howell Opera House through Oct. 23.
Monday, October 17, 2011
- Submitted by Brenda Ochodnicky, Brighton Art Guild Board Vice President The Brighton Art Guild hosted the Art Harvest Exhibition Artist Reception Saturday at the Howell Opera House. Art Harvest is an annual juried fine art exhibition open to students and adults in Ingham, Livingston, Oakland and Washtenaw counties. Award winners were announced at the reception. ADULT AWARDS Best of Show: Carole Skog, ‘Grand River and North’ Janet Shoemaker Award: Sarah George, ‘Untitled-2’ First Place, 2D: Beverly Koivunen, ‘Solistice’ and Dean Rogers, ‘I Turn the World to Ice’ First Place, 3D: Sean Barber, ‘Ocean Side Treasure’ Second Place, 2D:Wan Chuan Kesler, ‘Red Chandelier’ and Pamela Stoddard, ‘Reinforcement #4’ Second Place 3D: Madeline Navarro…
Friday, October 14, 2011
Art Harvest will run Friday through Oct. 23 at the Howell Opera House in downtown Howell.
About 70 pieces of art will be on display at the Howell Opera House in downtown Howell from Friday through Oct. 23 as part of the Brighton Art Guild's (BAG) Art Harvest Fine Art Juried Exhibition. Art Harvest is BAG's largest annual event, and is open to adults, high school and college students residing in Ingham, Livingston, Oakland and Washtenaw counties, according to BAG Board Vice President Brenda Ochodnicky. "We open the exhibit up to include a high school and college category," Ochodnicky said. "What is nice about that is that it gives the area youth to have a juried art exhibition experience. And that's unique. Usually schools will have thier own thing. So once a year, we have this category. And their artwork is juried in, just like…
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Meet Susan A. Fox, a Fraser resident and Brighton Art Guild member.
Artist Susan A. Fox, 61, lives in Fraser - almost 50 miles from Brighton - but the distance didn't stop her from joining the Brighton Art Guild (BAG). “I was always impressed by how professional and well managed they are,” Fox said of the group. “Joining confirmed what I thought. It's full of involved and terrific people.” Fox, who is currently serving as membership chair, joined the guild five years ago after attending several BAG events with guild member Pamela Day. The women have been friends since meeting in the 1960s at Eastern Michigan University, where they both studied art. “We're godparents to each other's children, and it was Pam's husband who suggested I go to law school to support my family after I became a single mother,” Fox …
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The 28th annual festival sports a new location, the addition of live music and a beverage garden.
The 28th Annual Brighton Fine Art and Acoustic Festival continues today in the parking lot near City Hall. The festivities will be from 11am to 4pm. Despite the threat of more rain, groups of people strolled along the artists’ booths Saturday. Sales at the booths were not dampened by the weather, either. “I’ve had a real good morning. I think tomorrow should be good too as long as the rain stays away,” painter Donald Pavlica of Howell said. Artist Barbara Markham, of Rochester, agreed. “Its been excellent. I’ve sold two very large paintings today so far,” she said. Greg Searcy of Indian River said he couldn’t even get his stock off of the truck before he made a couple of sales on a pair of wooden adirondack chairs designed like fish. The …