Speaker Series

Carolyn Weins

Carolyn Weins

 

November 9, 2016

“Pastel Demonstration”

Carolyn Weins received a B.A. in art from Eastern Michigan University. She participated in her first art fair in 2003 and continues to do 3-5 a year. She has received several awards, including having one of her pastels as the featured art for promotional items/advertising for the 2004 State Street Area Art Fair, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Carolyn is a member of The Great Lakes Pastel Society, The Michigan Guild, Ann Arbor Women Artists, Chelsea Painters, and Ann Arbor Area Pastelists.

She is inspired by nature and loves to capture and share the essence of the plein air locations she is drawn to.



Debbie La Pratt

Debbie La Pratt

 

January 11, 2017

Ceramic Work and “Art is in Market”

Debbie La Pratt, the creator of Art Is In Market, has been an artist for over 40 years. Art Is In Market allows local artists to sell and display their work in high traffic local area malls, and to develop their art from a hobby into a real business.

Debbie will present her personal artwork and share the history and future of Art is in Market.


Wendy Evans

Wendy Evans

 

February 8, 2017

“Albert Kahn: Detroit’s Architect”

Wendy Evans has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, England, and an MA in Art History from Wayne State University where she teaches art history. Wendy volunteers at the Detroit Institute of Arts and gives lectures on art history topics around the metropolitan area.

This talk will look at some of the more than 400 structures Albert Kahn built in the Detroit area from his own residence to the largest marble-clad building in the world – the Fisher Building.  We’ll look beyond Detroit to trace how this modest immigrant with only an elementary education went from obscure beginnings to world renown. His innovations changed how factories were built and were crucial in the rise of the automobile industry and in enabling the US to become the Arsenal of Democracy.


Amy Ferguson

Amy Ferguson

 

March 8, 2017

“Printmaking”

Amy Ferguson, owner and creator of Printer & Press, graduated in 2015 with a B.F.A. in illustration from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Since then she has been working tirelessly to get this business up and running which has proven to be quite an expensive yet exciting task.

All of Amy’s artwork is centered on what she loves most which is nature, all animals, and fantasy. She loves telling stories and creating images that you have to look at closely in order to see everything.


Gail Weddington

Gail Weddington

 

April 12, 2017

“Glass”

Gail Weddington, one of our own members, will give a presentation this evening about being a glass artist.  We’ll hear about a variety of glass artists as well as glass as an art medium, including mosaic, cold fused, cast, etched, hammered, crystal and sand blasted glass.

 


Candace and Eric Law

Candace and Eric Law

 

May 10, 2017

“Mixed Media”

Candace and Eric Law, a happy married couple who share an art studio as independent artists, will share their personal philosophies and experiences about their own mixed media art forms.