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Gallery Tour: Elizabeth Coyne Contemporary Art (Sawyer, MI)

Gallery Tour: Elizabeth Coyne Contemporary Art (Sawyer, MI)

While dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s Sawyer, Michigan gallery was delightful, no visit would be complete without taking some time to contemplate her work. Elizabeth has operated the gallery since 2008, but she’s made her living as an artist for the past 25 years, earning a MFA in painting from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New […]

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Artist Spotlight: Brian Riggenbach

Artist Spotlight: Brian Riggenbach

If artist Brian Riggenbach and his partner Mikey Corona’s recent Open House was dinner, think of this as dessert. When Riggenbach isn’t whipping up scrumptious Asian-Mexican fusion cuisine for he and Corona’s awesome catering company Yo Soy, the uber-creative gent keeps himself busy painting in his second bedroom studio.  While I really dug Riggenbach’s portraits, […]

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Artist Joe Hindley’s large scale mural at Banana Republic’s Michigan Avenue flagship store – a photo taken with my IPhone for your viewing plaisir

Artist Joe Hindley’s large scale mural at Banana Republic’s Michigan Avenue flagship store – a photo taken with my IPhone for your viewing plaisir

I’ve never particularly liked the concept of favorites.  While I would never judge the kind of people who feel the need to proclaim that their favorite color is blue or that their favorite band is Winger (whatever), those kind of people are somewhat juvenile (we must face facts mustn’t we?).  Having said that . . […]

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Open House: Bret’s Place

Open House: Bret’s Place

The first thing I notice about Bret Grafton’s Andersonville apartment, located on the top floor of a classic brick 2-flat, is what’s missing.  Despite it being a beautiful sunny spring day, the thick drapes are closed and the apartment is dark, lit only by candles that flicker and reflect off the walls, which Bret painted […]

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Studio Tour: Painter and Sculptor Karl Fresa

Studio Tour: Painter and Sculptor Karl Fresa

I first discovered Karl Fresa’s art and sculpture at Room Service, Andersonville’s mid-century furniture and accessories shop (you can read my profile here), so I was excited when I recently had the opportunity to meet he and his wife Dawn when I shot their house for Strange Closets.  Unlike some who cannot work unless they […]

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Studio Tour: Yogi and Artist Nancy Rosen (She’s Not Just Posin’)

Studio Tour: Yogi and Artist Nancy Rosen (She’s Not Just Posin’)

I’ve always wanted a room with stark white walls, a retreat and blank slate where I could scrawl my ideas and inspirations around me and onto the ceiling  (or at least one of the voices in my head wanted that kind of room).  But I never imagined a a space so scribbled (or could it […]

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Artist Spotlight: Brad Leslie

Publish Post I had the pleasure to meet Brad during one of my lunchtime Mecox Gardens excursions. But when he’s not helping Mecox clients find the perfect piece to complete a room, he’s a working artist. I am especially attracted to his portraits, which have a thirties, post depression-era ambiance. A graduate of the School […]

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