"Gift of Art" – works under $200 - Now at 50%
off: Everything under $100! December 6 – 29,
2013 Opening Reception: First Friday December 6,
It's not uncommon for artists in all media to build up an
inventory of their own artworks. Artist members of the Southern Shore Art
Association Gallery have decided to hold a "Studio Clearance" sale with very
special pricing for their yearly "Gift of Art" Exhibit this December. All
artworks will be reduced by 50% (or more).
The Exhibit will feature original
artworks, all priced down to $100 or less (originally $200 or more). Our many
talented members are displaying a variety of their works, from traditional to
contemporary, in all media. This is a great opportunity for art lovers to
acquire unique works of art, paintings, photography and other media to give as
holiday gifts or to enhance their own home at great prices. Some of our Gift
Shop items will also be on sale. Find the perfect gift here, or just treat
yourself! These, now especially affordable one-of-a-kind pieces by member
artists, are a true find.
The exhibit opens on Friday December 6, from 5-8pm,
with a free refreshments/snacks reception in conjunction with Michigan City’s
“First Friday” celebration in the historic Uptown Arts District. All
participating artists will be present during the opening event. "Gift of Art"
will run through Sunday, December 29 at the Southern Shore Art Association
Gallery, 724 Franklin Street, Michigan City. Gallery open hours are Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5pm (CST).
Coming in January
“Perspectives from Extraordinary Students” Opening Friday, January 3rd from 5-8pm
A fascinating exhibit with works from young adults with special needs. SSAA members have been teaching 8 classes on Saturday mornings and it has been great fun and very rewarding.
The Exhibit this year was made possible through a generous grant from Horizon Bank and contributions from the Tri-Kappa charitable sorority, from Kathy Brennan and the skill and time of some of our members. Don’t miss it!
Coming in February
"Postcards from Home" by Claire Merrill The Story of a Family in Norway and America
"Just as the almost 30-year search for my elusive Norwegian ancestors began to seem hopeless, the chance discovery of a century-old postcard addressed to my grandfather from a cousin in Wisconsin provided the missing key that finally unlocked the mystery. As the story unfolded, I began to think of ways to give it artistic expression. I knew I would someday need to go there, and experience first hand the familiar world they left behind to seek an unknown future in a new country. Earlier this year, with the help of a grant from the Dale E. Landsman Arts Foundation, I spent three weeks travelling and painting in Norway.
I returned with a wealth of experiences and the inspiration to communicate them to a larger audience. The show in February will combine a variety of media -- original oils, watercolors, photographs, historic records, and family memorabilia -- into what I hope will be as exciting an experience for you as mine has been in creating it."