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??

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September & October Artist of the Month: "In A Word" by Katherine Downie

 Our featured artist during September and October is Katherine Downie. Katherine's work will be exhibited at Two Twelve during these months, with an artist's reception on Friday, September 13, from 7 to 9pm. Join us to meet the artist and view her intriguing work. 

"Written language is such a constant part of our lives that we seldom give it a second thought," says Downie about her work. "My paintings remove words from their traditional settings and present them as something that is--in a word--art."

Katherine Downie teaches a variety of painting classes at Two Twelve Arts Center. Check out the classes she has to offer in our brochure here.