Looks like 2021 has begun with a bang

How do we respond as artists to all this craziness swirling around us?

Artists are the ones who make interpretations of the world, although not in the same way as journalists. Some of us will provide calm beauty to help soothe the anxiety. Others will express the stresses, madness, loneliness, loss or divisions we are experiencing, giving some reassurance that we’re not alone. Still others will add to the clarion calls for a better world for ourselves and our children. All are much needed.

Maybe you’ve experienced a kind of artist’s block – with deadline after deadline of interesting and normally inspiring calls for art slipping by without applying, while your workspace gathers dust? You’re not alone in that, either.

Art by Our January Speaker, Barbara Melnik Carson

In the end, community is the most important resource for getting us through all this. Huron River Art Collective isn’t a huge, well resourced institution or a stone clad building with columns. It’s really about us, the artists supporting each other, talking together, learning, being surprised, laughing… This is the project we’re engaged in.

Empowering Women Artists  –  NEW! The first of our discussion series this Tuesday, Jan 12th.  An informal conversation will be based around “What Does Art Have to Do With the Coronavirus?

ArtShare – Let’s Talk Photography – Speaker: Joseph Lee. Whether you’re an amateur, professional, hobbyist, or enthusiast, all are welcome to join the conversation on all things photography. Wednesday January 13th, 06:00 PM – 7:00 PM. We also look forward to Joe Lee sharing more about his life and photography as our Speaker Series presenter in March! This event is for members only –

Speaker Series: Sculptor Barbara Melnik Carson. Monday, Jan 18th. Don’t miss out – this one is proving very popular!

Our big focus at the start of 2021 is to build out a calendar full of interesting, inspiring, informative and fun opportunities for our members and friends. If this sparks a thought, or if there’s an idea you’ve been mulling over for a while for a talk, a workshop, a critique group, a social event, a Grand Scheme – get in touch. Don’t worry if you’ve been avoiding Zoom, or you’re not sure who might be interested. Don’t worry that you’re too young/old/unskilled/unknown/short or any other reasons you might dream up not to send an email or pick up the phone!

Send us your questions, comments, thoughts about your art making experience in the last several months, your hopes or intentions for the future, etc. 

Share art, tips and friendship in our members’ Facebook group (join it if you haven’t yet!) Follow and invite your friends to like our public Facebook page .

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Sophie Grillet, Communications Chair | sophiegrillet at gmail

Amy Ferguson Speaks to AAWA

Monday Night Program: Printmaking

Amy Ferguson Monday Night ProgramMon, Apr 15, 2018, 7pm
AAWA Headquarters, 4844 Jackson Road, Suite 100
Free and Open to the public

Amy Ferguson’s printmaking work “is based on her love for drawing and printing, as well as nature and all things fantasy.” Her work is inspired by methods of creating art that are rooted in the history of printmaking while embracing modern developments in creating imagery.

Drawing, however, is the most important part of each piece, taking hours of time to create each delicate line with pen or etching needle. It is about making art, from cards to etchings, that can be accessible to a wide variety of people; art that can take anyone to a new place or an old memory.

https://www.printerandpress.com/

 

Pat Langer Speaks to AAWA

Monday Night Program:  Miniatures

Pat Langer

Pat Langner is a West Bloomfield prolific artist, who has sold more than 9000 pieces of artwork since 1991. She grew up on a small town in Virginia and started taking private art lessons at age 12 and continued to study art in college and through community ed programs in California and Michigan. Pat is a member and past President of the Farmington Art Foundation. Pat will discuss her various types of work, especially the miniatures, and her experience as part of the Farmington Art Foundation Gallery.


Mon,  Nov 19, 2018, 7 pm

Open and Free to the Public
Ann Arbor Women Artists Hdqrs
4844 Jackson Road
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103