Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Art Prize

Our next exhibit features Lenawee County resident artists who have participated in Art Prize. If you are unfamiliar with Art Prize, it is a juried national art show in Grand Rapids, MI. Lenawee County and the LCVA have had the honor of having several members selected in the highly regarded show. Among them are James Freeman, Thomas Thiery and Carlos Tobar. Please come out and see all the artists and their fabulous work. The reception will be on January 28th, 2012. The images are of works by James Freeman (above) and Carlos Tobar (below).

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Come One! Come All! To "The Tell Tale Art" Silent Auction and Costume event! Saturday, October 29th at the Croswell House Gallery, from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm when the bidding ends! Proceeds will go to benefit a scholarship fund to assist kids in attending area art camps as well as help the LCVA repay the Croswell for a beautifully renovated gallery space! Tell everyone you know! Wine and appetizers will be served!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Latest Newsletter May 2010


The LCVA Board has installed “Let It Rain Art”, in our new Croswell space. Over 35 artists brought work for our first exhibition.

Due to the amount of work and space available we hung two rather than three of each members work. The show and space look great, although we are still waiting for our new showcase to be delivered and track lights to be installed any day now. All else is done.

Dues and membership...

We will have a “welcome home” celebratory meeting on Sunday May 16 at 4pm in the new gallery. We'll talk about meeting times and future shows.

We want remind every one to send in their dues, as we will be paying rent to the Croswell and our main income is membership dues.

You should have received an invoice for your dues in the last month, if you did not contact treasurer, Mike Jacobitz at mhjacobitz@verizon.net

Also, on the 16th bring your planners as we will have sign up for the one job per year that all members will contribute to keep the LCVA running. It is no secret that in the past we had trouble with too few doing the work for many. We want to emulate the adage, “many hands make light work” to avoid burning out good, contributing members.

Jobs vary from show installation and deinstallation and gallery prep to receptions, making labels for identifying works, to publicity, card design and mailing. If you weren’t at the meeting last spring we will have information available about what each job entails with support contact with members who are well familiar what needs to be done for each task.

We will also look ahead and begin planning for Art-A-Licious, our fundraiser and our first sales gallery show. Come ready to make a commitment to the success of the LCVA.


Tecumseh Art Walk

The 3rd Annual Tecumseh Art Walk is upon us. For more info and walking map click on link below...http://www.downtowntecumseh.com/downtown/art.htm

Gregg will be at the River Raisin Gallery (formerly Great Ideas) demonstrating printmaking. There will be over 30 artists displaying their art or demonstrating in downtown Tecumseh.

Fine Arts Fair

Birds are singing, grass is greening and it is time to kick off the summer art season!

ART and Flowers Fine Arts Fair in Spring Arbor, MI on Saturday, May 22, 2010 is a wonderful event

to help you get in the mood for summer. Great art and wonderful flowers. Please check the attached flyer

for details.

Look forward to seeing you all on the 16th.

Carla Ayers, President

Deanna Dennis, Vice President

Cathie Royer, Secretary

Mike Jacobitz, soon to be Tom Boldt, Treasurer

Pi Benio, Membership Chair

Pat Cooper, Liaison to the Treasurer

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July/August Members' Exhibition

Current Members' Show will close on August 21 (Friday) with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. You'll take your work home with you at 8:oo p.m. (You can also pick up your work during gallery hours, noon - 4, on Sat., Aug. 22.) Please come and enjoy!

We really need someone to be the point person for this reception.

After a decade of organizing almost every reception we've had, Marjorie would like to "retire" (and she will be up north for this one). Thank you, thank you, Marjorie, for doing this all these years!

She has graciously shared her list of folks who can be counted on to donate, so this only requires some emailing and/or phone calls and being at the gallery at 4 pm on Aug. 21st to set up. Members are gracious about donating--we have a bunch of cooks and wine afficianados in this group--and about helping with clean up/pack up.

The Sitters' Schedule has been updated and is visible in the post below this one (It's Alive!). We have some near term gaps--please look and see if you can help. For this show, I'm happy to update and correct the blog. Email me at croyer@adrian.edu.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

It's Alive - The LCVA Summer Show!

The LCVA is ALIVE! Hurray!

Thanks to all those who pitched in to make this show happen....

Summer Show Bull Whips: Pi Benio, Gregg Perez

Gallery Sitter Wrangler: Debra Irvine-Stiver

Gallery Sitter for drop off on Sunday, July 19th, noon-4: Gregorio

Gallery Sitter for drop off on July 20th, 4-8pm: Mary Kelly

Gallery Sitter for drop off on July 21, 4-8 pm: Linda Jacobs, Cathie Royer

Installation Commandos: Linda Jacobs, Cathie Royer, Kimberly Myers-Pinkel

El Presidente de Artist Reception: ?

Gallery Sitting Schedule:
Thursday, July 23, 4-8: Linda Jacobs
Friday, July 24 10-2pm: Mary Kelly
Friday, July 24, 4-8pm: Mary Gautz
Saturday, July 25, noon-4 pm: Andrea Ahearn
Thursday, July 30, 4-8:
Friday, July 31, 10-2pm: Cathie Royer
Friday, July 31, 4-8pm: Mary Gautz
Saturday, August 1, noon-4 pm:
Thursday, Aug 6, 4-8:
Friday, Aug 7, 10-2pm: Marjorie Castle
Friday, Aug 7, 4-8pm:
Saturday, August 8, noon-4 pm:
Thursday, Aug 13, 4-6:
Thursday, Aug 13, 6-8: Jill shaffer
Friday, Aug 14, 10-2pm: Andrea Ahearn
Friday, Aug 14, 4-8pm:
Saturday, August 15, noon-4 pm:
Thursday, Aug 20, 4-8:
Friday, Aug 21, 10-2pm:
Friday, Aug 21, 4-8pm: Reception (5 - 8 pm) and pick up work
Saturday, August 22, noon-4 pm: Pick-up work from Members Exhibition
Thursday, Aug 27, 4-8:
Friday, Aug 28, 10-2pm:
Friday, Aug 28, 4-8pm:
Saturday, August 29, noon-4 pm:
Thursday, Sept 3, 4-8:
Friday, Sept 4, 10-2pm:
Friday, Sept 4, 4-8pm:
Saturday, Sept 5, noon-4 pm:
Thursday, Sept 10, 4-8: Majorie Castle
Friday, Sept 11, 10-2pm:
Friday, Sept 11, 4-8pm:
Saturday, Sept 12, noon-4 pm:
Thursday, Sept 17, 4-8:
Friday, Sept 18, 10-2pm:
Friday, Sept 18, 4-8pm:
Saturday, Sept 19, noon-4 pm:
Thursday, Sept 24, 4-8:
Friday, Sept 25, 10-2pm:
Friday, Sept 25, 4-8pm:
Saturday, Sept 26, noon-4 pm:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Hope Center Show starts Thursday, June 18th and runs until July 18th. Come see the art of the Hope Center at the LCVA. Show sponsored by the Graham Family.

Hope Center Gallery Sitting

The Hope Community Center Show at the LCVA Gallery
Thursday, June 18, 4-8 pm, Pat Cooper
Friday, June 19, 10-2 pm,
Friday, June 19, 4-8 pm, Steve Cameron
Saturday, June 20, 12-4 pm,
Thursday, June 25, 4-8 pm, Karen Gentry
Friday, June 26, 10-2 pm, Mary Kelly
Friday, June 26, 4-6 pm, Janet Graham

Friday, June 26, 6-8 pm, Jill Shaffer
Saturday, June 27, 12-4 pm,
Thursday, July 2, 4-8 pm,
Friday, July 3, 10-2 pm, Linda Calhoun & Carolyn Siler
Friday, July 3, 4-6 pm, Pi Benio

Friday, July 3, 6-8 pm, Julie Shultz
Saturday, July 4, 12-4 pm, CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
Thursday, July 9, 4-8 pm, Gregg Perez
Friday, July 10, 10-2 pm, Andrea Ahearn
Friday, July 10, 4-6 pm, Janet Graham

Friday, July 10 6-8 pm, Jill Shaffer
Saturday, July 11, 12-4 pm, RECEPTION (1-4 pm) Janet Graham, Marjorie Castle
Thursday, July 16 - 4-8 pm, Gregg Perez
Friday, July 17, 10-2 pm, Marjorie Castle
Friday, July 17, 4-8 pm, Debra Irvine
Saturday, July 18, 12-4 pm,

Summer Show Gallery Sitting

Thursday, July 23, 4-8 pm,
Friday, July 24, 10-2 pm, Friday, July 24, 4-8 pm,
Saturday, July 25, 12-4 pm,
Thursday, July 30, 4-8 pm,
Friday, July 31, 10-2 pm,
Friday, July 31, 4-8 pm,
Saturday, August 1, 12-4 pm,
Thursday, August 6, 4-8 pm,
Friday, August 7, 10-2 pm, Marjorie Castle
Friday, August 7, 4-8 pm,
Saturday, August 8, 12-4 pm,
Thursday, August 13, 4-8 pm,
Friday, August 14, 10-2 pm,
Friday, August 14, 4-8 pm,
Saturday, August 15, 12-4 pm,
Thursday, August 20, 4-8 pm,
Friday, August 21, 10-2 pm,
Friday, August 21, 4-8 pm,
Saturday, August 22, 12-4 pm,

Friday, May 08, 2009

Tecumseh Art Walk

For more information about the upcoming Tecumseh Art Walk click here...

The Tecumseh Art Walk is on May 15th, 6-8pm.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

January is Demonstration Month

Happy New Year everyone!  

January is demonstration month at the LCVA Gallery.

Free demonstrations at the LCVA Gallery located at 112 W. Maumee in downtown Adrian!


Join Susan Sitterly on January 8th from 6 - 8 pm for Watercolor Batik.


On January 15th watch Dollmaking with Pam Velnar, also from 6-8pm.


On Wednesday January 21st, enjoy Papermaking with Pi Benio


And last, but not least, have a go at lino print making with Gregorio Perez, on Thursday the 29th.


All workshops are free and open to the public, so bring a friend!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Photo Tours at Ives Road Fen (Nature Conservancy)

LCVA members have been granted a rare opportunity to photograph Spring ephemera and butterflies at the Ives Road Fen which is just south of Tecumseh.  Nature Conservancy volunteer, Chuck Pearson will lead the tour through the fen. For information about the Nature Conservancy and the Ives Road Fen click here.

Photo Tour at Ives Road Fen (Nature Conservancy)
May 16th, 10 am - Spring ephemera
August 8th, 10 am - Butterflies

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Lenawee Magazine, Fall 2008

It was a pleasant surprise this afternoon to see the beautiful face of my good friend Patricia Deere on the cover of Lenawee Magazine.  The feature is titled, "Working in Glass, Inside the studios of three Lenawee County glass artists".  The artists include Patricia Deere, Lorenzo Christaudo, and Craig Weatherby.  Wait a minute...there's more!  local artists Janet Graham, Dennis Swartzlander and Dan Newland are featured in the "talk of lenawee" section.  The Lenawee Magazine is just what our county needs.  It's nice to see our county featured in a positive light for a change.  Bravo Lenawee Magazine!  And, thanks Lad Strayer for the beautiful photos.  

For more information about Lenawee Magazine go to www.lenaweemagazine.com


Sunday, November 02, 2008

90th Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition

If you have not been to the Toledo Museum of Art lately, now is the time to go.  A few local artists have some work in the 90th Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition.  Specifically, they are John Wittersheim, James Freeman and Budd Gale.  I just went today and the exhibition is spectacular.

For more information please go to www.toledomuseum.org 
The show runs from Oct. 25 to January 4th in the Canaday Gallery.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

LCVA at Hidden Lake Gardens - Fall 2008

The LCVA Presents:
Art Inspired by Hidden Lake Gardens at Hidden Lake Gardens

Sept 27th through December 10th

Desert Reception, October 18th,

Please come and meet the artists.

October 18th is free admission day at Hidden Lake Gardens.

Hidden Lake Gardens - 517-431-2060
6214 West Monroe Road (M-50), Tipton, MI

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The College Town Show

The "College Town Show" at the LCVA Gallery starts on Thursday, October 9th and runs until Nov. 1, 2008.

An artists reception will be held on Monday, Oct. 27, 6-8pm.  The public is welcome.  As always there is no charge.

The artists featured in this show include....

From Siena Heights University:
Jennifer Belair
Rachel Eagle
Samantha Preston
Rebecca Seitz
Ben Suydam
Maria Weiser

From Adrian College:
John Ahearn Jr.
Jillian Brown
Ashlee Hill
Matthew Nesbary
Joseph Romero
Laura Van Camp

Gallery hours:
Thursday, 4-8pm
Friday, 10am - 2pm & 4pm - 8pm
Saturday, noon-4pm