Friday, December 20, 2013


Tickets are now on sale for Virtues, a staged reading written by Catherine Zudak. The production, directed by Brian Cox, will take place on January 17 and 18 at Riverside Arts Center Theater in Ypsilanti. Call Two Twelve to purchase tickets at (734)944-2787.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Four Days Left to Shop our Holiday Sale!

There's still time to get the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Come to Two Twelve and shop handmade for the holidays! We have many unique gifts to choose from. The shop is open from 10am-6pm through Saturday, December 14.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Happy Art Hour…And A Little Red Barn.

Last Wednesday's Happy Art Hour class, taught by Jean Canavan, was a full one! Some of the ladies attended the class to celebrate a birthday, while others enjoyed an evening of painting and refreshments just because. Students painted a country landscape with a little red barn, with the help of Jean's step-by-step instruction. All of the paintings turned out great! Each one was a little different, reflecting the style of the individual artist. Enjoy the photos from the class, and keep your eye out for more Happy Art Hour offerings in our upcoming Winter 2014 Brochure. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

November & December Art at the Café: Mark Robson, "Lines, Light, & Life"

Don't miss out on November & December's Art at the Café, featuring the photography of Mark Robson. Mark's photography includes a variety of subjects, while he explores the shapes, paths, and spatial relationships created by lines; the color and shadow constructed by light; and the heart, hardships, and happiness that illustrate the connections of everyday life. 
There will be an artist's reception at My Favorite Café in Saline on Saturday, November 16, from 4 to 6pm. Come meet Mark and buy a drink to thank the café for supporting the arts.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Some recent classes...

A couple of weeks ago, Robert Kinsey held an Encaustic class at Two Twelve. Students enjoyed playing and experimenting with this beeswax-based medium. They learned how to create texture by applying the wax in a variety of ways, and how to carve into the wax for a relief-type illustration. Looks like fun!

Our Happy Art Hour classes taught by Jean Canavan have also been very popular this fall. Students bring their own beverages and snacks, and paint a different subject each session. Jean guides her students from start to finish, giving them everything they need to leave with a completed painting. It's great to see how each student interprets the subject matter each week. Look out for more of these classes in our upcoming 2014 Winter Brochure.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Art on the Runway is Tonight!

We still have a few tickets left for Art on the Runway-A Wearable Art Show. It's going to be a fun night of wearable art fashion and accessories, with a runway show, shopping and refreshments. The event is being held at Stone Arch Arts & Event Center in Saline from 7 to 9pm. Tickets are $15 at the door. We hope to see you tonight for this new and fun Two Twelve event! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

First Presbyterian Church Communion Set

A few months ago, Jennie Clark, Reverend of the First Presbyterian Church in Saline, commissioned some of our Two Twelve Potters to create a communion set for a pastor visiting from South Africa. 
Last week, our ceramic artists pulled their fired communion sets out of the kiln, and they all turned out beautifully! Reverend Clark had her choice of a few different sets, each unique and well crafted. 
Reverend Jaco Bester will be taking a little piece of Saline and Two Twelve Arts Center back with him to South Africa. How cool is that? Check out the photos below of the lovely green communion set that was chosen as a gift for Reverend Bester. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Call For Auditions

For a staged reading of VIRTUES, an original play by Catherine Zudak.

Audition Dates: Oct. 9 & 10 at 7:30p.m. at Fifth Corner, 211 Willis Road, Saline.

Callback Date (if necessary): Oct. 11 at 7p.m. at Two Twelve Arts Center, 216 West Michigan Avenue, Saline.

Performance Dates: Jan. 17 & 18 at Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti.

Character List:
Sean: Man in his late 30s
Lisa: Woman in her late 20s
Naomi: Woman in her 40s-50s
Genius: Woman in early 20s
Old Virtue: Man in his early 70s
Tom Virtue: Man in his early 30s

Tom Virtue and Sean Mahoney were once the best of friends. Now they can't agree on anything. Tom wants to sell his family's chain of bookstores. Sean wants to save the original store. They both want "the new girl" Lisa. Tension mounts as Tom and Sean battle over books, Lisa, and old grievances. It takes a funeral, a strike and a friendly ghost to force these bitter rivals together to resolve the fate of Virtues Books. 

Cold readings from the script, although actors can request samples by emailing .
Auditions will be held at Fifth Corner, 211 Willis Road, Saline.

Actors will be paid a stipend for their work.

In association with Two Twelve Arts Center, From Around Here Productions fosters the work of Michigan playwrights by affording an opportunity for readings of original plays to be staged as a step in the play's development.

For more information about Two Twelve Arts Center, visit .

Thursday, September 19, 2013

September & October Art in the Café: Robert Kinsey's "Dreamscapes"

During the months of September and October, Robert Kinsey is the featured artist at My Favorite Café in Saline. Robert's work--a combination of beeswax encaustic, collage, and mixed media--bring dreamscapes to life. Robert works for Two Twelve Arts Center, teaching our Art On the Go children's program in the summer, in addition to other classes for adults. Robert is currently studying Visual Art Education at Eastern Michigan University, and attended the College for Creative Studies to study Fine Art.  Join us for an artist's reception on Sunday, September 29, from 3 to 5pm at the Café. Come meet Robert, and enjoy his intriguing, beautiful work. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Self Portrait Series Continued...

As you may remember, some of our popular featured classes this summer were a part of our Self Portrait Series. There was Self Portrait Simplified, Self Portrait Simplified Part 2, Andy Warhol Inspired Self Portrait, and more. The idea of this series is to inspire students to create their own self portraits. Ranging from Pop Art to representational, each class is designed for students to leave with a completed self portrait. 

The classes were such a hit this summer that we added a few more to our Fall Brochure. Below are the photos from the recent offering of Self Portrait Simplified, taught by Jean Canavan, in which students focused on the style of Frida Kahlo and other early painters from the 20th century.  

In addition, there are photos from a second offering of Andy Warhol Inspired Self Portrait, taught by Meghan Canavan. All of the self portraits turned out GREAT. Take a look!

Look out for some of these self portraits, along with others, as a part of our November Artist of the Month exhibit.

Andy Warhol Inspired Self Portrait
Didn't they turn out great??