Sunday Gallery Walk
Sky Gallery of Contemporary Craft presents Moods of Michigan:
Oil Landscapes by Jim Bignall. Bignall is from Haslett and this
show is his first formal exhibit. Hes a carpenter by trade and
has painted for more than 20 years. Growing up on Lake Michigan in the
Upper Peninsula, Bignall says, I learned to appreciate and love
the splendorous moods and great diversity of subjects that Michigan
and the Great Lakes have to offer an artist. I believe that these majestical
fresh water seas have the power to lift our souls. Go see for
yourself. The show runs through Jan. 20. The gallery is at 217 Ann St.
in the Ann Street Plaza. Holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call
351-2211 for details.
Galleries features steel mesh sculptures by Randy Cooper. Each of
his figurative sculptures is hand formed from steel wire mesh he gets
from the Czech Republic. After forming them into male or female torsos,
he has them powder coated and baked to an extremely hard, durable finish.
The sculptures look best when a light is positioned through the sculpture
to create a shadow on the wall. The show runs through Jan. 31. The gallery
is located at 433 Albert Ave. Call 351-0815 for more details.
Gallery features Chaos and Harmony, new works in watercolor
and oil by Natalia Andreeva. (See story on Page 7.) Theres an
opening reception 1-4 p.m. Jan. 6 and the show will run through Feb.
26. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to
7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5
p.m. Sunday. Hours expected to change soon. Trillium is located at 207
E. Grand River Ave. and is open seven days a week. Call 333-3130 for
Anselmo Gallery features Inuit and Northwest Coast Indian Art. Berry Herem of Seattle explores formline art in colorful prints to stylize animals and common legendary forms of Northwest Coast Indian Culture. E.J. Gamble uses a similar approach to develop sleek portrayals of the Indians whose legacy is evident in the art. The gallery is located at 3320 E. Lake Lansing Road, Suies D and E. Call 332-7777 for hours.
Café Sir Pizza has works by Leah Friedlis. She explores the
lighter side of life with acrylic paintings and charcoal drawings of
her favoritemodel, Maxi the cat. Her work was on display at the Creole
Gallery during December. The café is open daily 8 a.m.- midnight
and is located at 201 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing Art Gallery features two artists in its Main Gallery and one artist in its Salon Gallery. In the Main Gallery is artwork by Jack Bergeron and Brian Bishop. Bergerons work is polychromed stoneware figures in an exhibit titled Allegories: Personifications of Physical Phenomena. Bishops display is explorations with digital and traditional media and the figure. Both Bergeron and Bishop teach at
Community College; Bergeron teaches figure drawing and figure sculpture
and Bishop is a full-time faculty member who teaches computer graphics
and foundational art courses. In the Salon Gallery is work by Marilyn
Prucka. Her most recent series in collagraphs (a printmaking product)
shows her experimentation with color layering and was inspired by the
River Raisin in Monroe where she lives. The shows run Jan. 2 through
Feb. 3. There will be an artists reception from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 6. The
gallery is located inside the Center for the Arts building at 425 Grand
Ave. in downtown Lansing. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 374-6400 for more info.
Gallery in Old Town, along with Kresge Art Museums first floor
hall and café and MSU Fine Arts Library, will offer a city-wide
explosion of artistic expression by a caravan of artists from the University
of Wisconsin, Madison. The works include mixed-media sculpture, glass
sculpture, ceramics, paintings, printmaking and more. Otherwise Gallery
is located at 1207 Turner St. in Old Town. Call 371-4600 for more info.
(formerly Todd Mack Custom Framing Gallery and Ganza! Cards Gifts &
Art). The gallery doesnt have a featured artist for this month,
but will in the future. Stop and check out the custom framing, artwork,
cards, gifts and interiors. The gallery is at 307 E. Grand River Ave.
in Old Town. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. It will be open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for First
Sunday. Call 482-8845 for details.
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