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

Synopsis:
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. 

Audition:
Cold readings from the script, although actors can request samples by emailing bcox1001@gmail.com .
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 www.twotwelvearts.org .