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Holiday Gift Show at Flatlanders


Dec. 3, 2008: Flatlanders Art Galleries hosts a Holiday Gift Show, free and open to the public through Jan. 3, 2009. The exhibition includes artwork from many area artists suitable for the gift-giving season.


The galleries, located in Blissfield MI, will be hosting a weekend Holiday Open House on Dec. 6th – 7th. As an incentive to gallery visitors during the Holiday Open House, ceramist James Freeman will be offering our guests a pottery-throwing demonstration, along with a molten-metal pour by resident artist Ken Thompson. Demonstrations will run from 2:00 to 4:00pm each day of the open houses.


Holiday Gift Show includes: sculptural ceramics by artist Freeman; glass sculptures and vessels by artist Mary Ellen Graham; and ceramic items like mugs, platters, and bowls by artist John LeylandLeyland produces large, hand-built, sculptural forms based on Neolithic artifacts and minimalist geometry. While exhibiting sculpture he continues to make pots. Since receiving his Masters degree John has taught at Miami University and at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. He is currently the Ceramics Studio Coordinator for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and an adjunct instructor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.


Also, color reduction relief prints by Tom Rudd & Margo McCafferty. This husband and wife team makes art in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan state. A sculptor and a painter respectively, Tom and Margo create work informed by their wooded surroundings with frequent reference to the omnipresent environmental crisis, especially as it relates to the quality of water. And sculptures in aluminum, bronze, stone, by Kenneth M. Thompson.  


Flatlanders Art Galleries are operated in conjunction with Flatlanders Sculpture Supply, a full service stone carving resource. Hours in the galleries are Tues - Fri from 10:00am to 5:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Flatlanders is located 1 ½ miles east of Blissfield, at 11993 East US 223. For more information call (517) 486-4591.






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