AA Creative Corridor
Ariniko is a long standing photographer for the greater Lansing area specializing in family portraits as well as capturing the spirit of many local events. Her recent project to walk every street in Lansing produced well over 10,000 images of the city many of which will be showcased at this event as well as other favorites. Check out more of her work at www.ariniko.com and on her Facebook Page facebook.com/arinikoartistry
|Art Attack '13||Framed Photograph||$75|
|Jumping Waves||Framed Photograph||$75|
|House in a Bubble||Framed Photograph||$75|
|Deer Lick||Framed Photograph||$75|
|Fire Twirler||Framed Photograph||$75|
|Capitol Lights||Framed Photograph||$200|
|Foggy Tracks||Framed Photograph||$200|
|Autumn Trail||Framed Photograph||$200|
|Hot Air||Framed Photograph||$200|
Elisa B Schmidt grew up in Southeast Michigan with a love of cars and the talent to paint. After graduating from Siena Heights University with a degree in art, she combined the two and created a visual style that is literally reflected in all of her work. She currently resides in Lansing, MI with her husband and dog, Duchess and dabbles in other art forms as well as watercolor. Locally, she has shown at Absolute Gallery and Katalyst Gallery in Old Town Lansing, The Technology and Innovation Center, Okemos Library, Gracie's Place in Williamston, and most currently Keys to Creativity in the Lansing Mall and Studio Retreat in St. John. In 2015 she painted a piano in collaboration with the Keys in the Cities project with a Lansing Lugnuts theme which sat outside Midtown Brewing Co. In the summer of 2016 she collaborated with author Lisa Mulka to illustrate the children's book, “The Business of Beans, a Young Entrepreneur’s Story in Tanzania” scheduled to be released the beginning of 2017.
|Map to Lansing Brewing Co.||Watercolor and Acrylic||$275|
|Map to Blake's Hard Cider Co.||Watercolor, Acrylic, Paint Pens||$250|
|Map to Right Brain Brewery
Map to Mid Town Brewing Co.
|Watercolor, Acrylic, Paint Pens||$275|
|Map of Michigan Breweries||Watercolor, acrylic, paint pens||NFS|
John McGraw has been a professional in the visual arts for more than 20 years. He has been to all the lower 48 states in the US and loves to capture Cityscapes, Landscapes, and street photography. All of his photography that he show has been captured since 2010 when he found his passion for photography again.
|McWay Falls Big Sur CA||FuJi Crystal Paper||$550|
|Zion National Park||FuJi Crystal Paper||$550|
|Horseshoe Bend Page AZ||FuJi Crystal Paper||$550|
|Antelope Canyon||FuJi Crystal Paper||$550|
|Grand Canyon||FuJi Crystal Paper||$550|
Kimberly Lavon is a fine art printmaker, graphic designer & gallery owner. Her body of work is a visual manifesto, making real the otherwise intangible in human experience – joy, loss, possibility & more.In addition to creating original works for public & private collections, she offers workshops in printmaking at her studio in East Lansing, MI. Her work can be seen locally in the Mid-Michigan area, as well as many galleries across the country. She has been featured in both solo & joint exhibitions since 1999.
As an artist, Kimberly has been recognized both locally and Nationally. She is the recipient of the 2012 Individual Artist Grant & has the distinction of being one of the first Chris Clark Fellows. Presented by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. Additionally, she was a nominee for the International Windgate Artist Fellowship, 2008.
|Speaker||Lino cut & chine-collé print||$75|
|Gramophone||Lino cut & chine-collé print||$75|
|Radio||Lino cut & chine-collé print||$75|
|Lino cut & chine-collé print
|Blade||Lino cut & chine-collé print||$75|
Ivan Iler is a Michigan based artist that has interests in all forms of art, and has been intrigued about how things work since he was a boy. Ivan has many irons in the fire in terms of the mediums he uses, sometimes even literally iron in the fire. Sculpting, carving, engraving, metal fabrication (including blacksmithing), painting, leather smith, drafting and mechanical design to name a few, as well as his daily work as an engineer and fabricator at his motorcycle shop in St Johns, Hammer In Hand Custom Cycles.
|“Woods at Sunrise”||Oil on Canvas||$300|
|“If God Could Hear Me”||Oil on Canvas||$300|
|“Sleepy Hollow Mushroom #1”||Oil on Canvas||$500|
|“Shelter”||Oil on Canvas||NFS|
|“Yellow”||Lacquer on Glass||$250|
|“Blue”||Lacquer on Glass||$250|
|“Green”||Lacquer on Glass||$250|
|“Barn Owl”||Stainless Steel||$3,500|
|“Sketch of a Fox”||Steel||$900|
|“Hump Back Whale”||Steel|| NFS
|"Hammer In Hand"||Steel, Aluminum, Wood||$3,000|
|"Woman-Studies In Form"||Steel||$2,000|
Kenneth Hunter is a painter, printmaker, and public works artist. His work focuses on the tension between medium acting as storyteller and undefined symbolism. He describes his works as a "life" where each piece has a different story to tell and came to their respective ends in different ways; but, with similar materials. The work is meant to be digested slowly as the viewer looks at the surface, to the medium, and finally the image to tell the result of all things, from how you start to where you end, and the effect of making choices.
A recent graduate from Michigan State University, Kenneth has already been recognised by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing with the 2016 Artist in Community Grant to install a labyrinth at Patriarche Park in East Lansing, MI later this year.
|Fool||Acrylic on Board||$150|
|Elected||Acrylic on Sheet Metal||$600|
|I do what I not want to do
||Acrylic on Paper||$400|
|Acrylic on Paper||$500|
|Hope in the Unseen||Acrylic and Graphite on Silk Screen||$200|
|Helper, Teacher||Advocate - Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Glass||$200|
|Union||Acrylic, Colored Pencil, and Graphite on Silk Screen||$200|
Jennifer Medler is the artist pumping paint and life into Jennifer Jean Designs. Her work is best described as vintage inspired portraits depressing raw emotion and movement through vibrant color and unique line work. Art has always been an important part of Jennifer’s life. She has been practicing since she was a young girl, painting with her grandmother at her ceramic shop in Lake Odessa.
You can follow her artwork on Instagram, #JenniferJeanDesigns, Facebook, or check out her website and the latest goings on at her web page, http://jenniferjeandesign.wixsite.com/jennifermedler
Mary “Makeshift” Molnar
Mary “Makeshift” Molnar is a mixed-media painter living and partying it up in Reo Town, Lansing. Dwelling on the beauty of fatness, words (foul and otherwise), and angry chicks, she seeks to deliver honesty in all that she does. With an equally important obsession with birds, coffee, and colors resembling rainbow vomit, she finds great pleasure.
|Bob Marley Quote||12x12in||$40|
|Aqua Lansing Map MI||10x10in||$30|
|Rainbow Coffee or Death||10x10in||$30|
|Neon Cool Nude||10x10in||$30|
|Feelings R Stupid||10x10in||$30|
|Hot Pink & Black Nude||10x10in||$30|
|Good Friends and Good Beer||10x10in||$30|
|Life Goes On||10x10in||$30|
|Wine Time, Bitches||12x12in||$40|
|They Tried to Bury Us||12x12in||$40|
|Coffee Time, Bitches||10x7in||$25|
Joy Baldwin, holds an Associates in Human Services, is a mother, artist and community organizer with over a dozen years’ experience in project management, graphic design, web development, and volunteer coordination. Joy has worked on 30 community projects around Lansing and received over 30 awards for her art, poetry, photography, and journalism skills.
Paul & Nick Such
We ponder. We innovate. We design. We amaze. We've always viewed our sculptures as an exercise in improvisation, from start to finish. Rather than beginning with a preconceived idea of the finished piece, our sculptures first begin to take shape in the initial process of selecting their constituent scrap components, as certain pieces of steel suggest certain aesthetic and structural possibilities. These possibilities are then further explored; some rejected, some retained, and then eventually executed as composition proceeds into construction.
Buzzard Acres Studios is comprised of a father and son team, with over 55 years of combined metal fabrication and construction, the pieces are not only artistically sound but structural marvels as well. The technique is just as important as the artistry. A piece from Buzzard Acres is a legacy focus that will bring artistic enjoyment for generations to come.
Bob Pollack is based in Grand Ledge, Michigan and has been blacksmithing, sculpting, and welding for approximately 40 years. Working as an artist blacksmith, he creates unique and imaginative pieces using traditional blacksmithing techniques as well as more modern processes to create contemporary or traditional items to fulfill the client's needs.
As an artist blacksmith, Bob balances the needs of form and function into all the ironwork he creates, as well as combining it with his free flowing style.
Work is mostly to commission, designed and made to specific customer requirements. So, if you have an idea or design you would like to develop into forged metal, please do not hesitate to contact to discuss any ideas or requirements that you may have.
|Perch||(42" Wide 19" Tall)||$175|
REO Town Pub
With his abstract pieces, Todd Shumway is seeking a subjective harmony within the objective, often chaotic world. This tension is represented in the repetition of shapes, colors and patterns, suggest ing the comfort of familiarity - a subjective familiarity, discovered within the abstract piece. Todd was born in Lansing, grew up in Grand Ledge, and currently lives in the Brighton area.
|Sideshow Mannequin||(latex paint)||$600|
|Zig Zag||(various materials)||$450|
|Constructing Yellow||(various materials)||$325|
|Universal Totem||(fabric paint on canvas)||$225|
|Meditation in Red||(ink on canvas)||$150|
|Meditation in Blue||(ink on canvas)||$200|
Andrew Donaldson is a Michigan Man interested in the colors of the soul, and is in a constant quest to indulge life. Andrew dances with life’s experiences that energize the colors of his brush. A Hockey player, 4 time bull rider, 5 year Roughneck, skier, wake-boarder and most off all, a man of Integrity. Studied Art at ST. Mary’s University and acquired his bachelors in Electronic Publishing.
|"Float On" (Dark sky sail boat)||40" x 16" & 1.5" depth....acrylic on canvas||$900|
|“Orange Sky’s” (Bright sky sail boat)||40” x 16” & 1.5” depth....acrylic on canvas||$900|
|“Pier Electricity” (Grand Haven Pier)||36” x 24” & 1.5” depth....acrylic on canvas||$800|
“Mrs. 3 Toes”
|(Colorful bear) 24” x 36”....acrylic on canvas||$800|
|“Warm Winters” (Long lake)||36” x 24” & 1.5” depth....acrylic on canvas||$800|
|“Directed Color” (Pistol 45. ruger)||24” x 18”depth....watercolor on paper||$600|
I’ve been a printmaker for many years but have recently been exploring other artforms, mainly collage and painting with acrylics. The collages on display here are similar in style to my screenprints – sharp edges, simple shapes, bright colors – but the process is more spontaneous, less technical. I love the playfulness this form allows.
I’d expected the same flat, abstracted style to carry over into my paintings – the Boogie Hands series – but the more I studied the pianists’ hands at work, the more my brush wanted to capture the beautiful form and musculature I was seeing, and canvas after canvas, my paintings became tighter and more realistic.
Piano at this level is both an artistic and athletic feat, and painting those hands a delightful challenge.
|Seeley at the Creole||$300|
|All by Myself||$300|
|St. Louis Blues||$300|
|Honky Tonk Train||$300|
|Boogie at the Creole||$300|
|On the Floor||$350|