Monday, October 22, 2012

Celebrity Bowls for Empty Bowls!

Various "celebrities" in the SAS community were invited in October to make a clay bowl to contribute to the silent auction at the Empty Bowls event coming February 7th, 2013. Celebrities in attendance were: 

Brad Bezeau (Pleasant Ridge Principal)
Frank Flores (High School Security)
Taylor Jacobson (Retired high school art teacher)
Joe Freeman (Community Ed. Facilities director)
Michelle Szczechowicz (Woodland Meadows Principal)
Jim Pruitt (Saline Reporter)
Chief Hoeft (Saline Fire Chief)
Betty Rosen-Leacher (Harvest Principal)
Lisa Slawson (SAS Board member)
Brian Marl (mayoral candidate)
Mike Puckett (lead custodian, Harvest)
Sara Bowe (co-owner, Saline Picture Frame Co.)
In addition, many district art teachers host events in their own schools, inviting staff members to make a bowl for the celebrity auction. February 2013 will be the third annual event hosted at the Saline High Commons with food provided by Chef Musto's Culinary Arts Program and music by Mr. Lampman's Jazz Band. Proceeds benefit Foodgatherers of Washtenaw County. Of the $2,900 raised at last year's event, $600 of this came from the celebrity bowl auction! Thanks to those who came to make a bowl!

Friday, October 19, 2012

2012-13 Upcoming Art Shows!

Ongoing throughout the year                                           :  Liberty Board Room
Pittsfield Township Hall                                                  :  October 31 - January 7
Gifts of Art, U of M                                                         :  December 18 - February 4
Region III (high school show), Adrian                             : February
Art Teacher Show @ Saline District Library                    : February
Empty Bowls Event                                                          : February 7th
Youth Arts @ Saline District Library (elementary show) : March
Spring Arts Festival                                                          : May 3 -May 6

"Display My Art" fundraiser showcases student work!

   For the second year, the Harvest Art department will be participating in  an exciting fundraising opportunity for parents and students. Artwork created by K-3 students is being sent to the company
"Display My Art" and products will be available to order with the artwork printed on it. The possibilities are wide ranging with items like mugs, t-shirts, jewelry boxes, tiles and Christmas ornaments, and cards just some of the choices. Orders will be placed in early November with deliveries sent before the winter break. These are great gifts for parents and grandparents to enjoy year after year.
Watch for the brochures and kitchen magnet (showing your child's art) which will be coming home soon. Proceeds go to the Harvest Art Department to supplement supplies for the program.

Warhol Soup Cans

Andy Warhol's soup can turns 50! Target has special edition Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup cans available for purchase. This is a flashy way to celebrate a Pop Art icon. Andy Warhol was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and now you can bring his exploitation of popular culture into your kitchen.
Image Credit | Andy Warhol Museum | NY Times

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

FINALLY!  The new MSU Broad Art Museum is opening in the next few weeks! If you have driven through MSU's campus in the past few years you should have noticed an extremely contemporary building developing along Grand River.   The previous art museum at MSU was small and tucked into the center of campus.  This new museum's location and size will bring more awareness and recognition to the MSU art world!

“We believe that our design will be [an] iconic, attractive, flexible and future proof home of [the] … Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum."
—Zaha Hadid, Architect, Zaha Hadid Architects, London, England

 The Broad is a contemporary museum devoted to the art of our time. Expressly dedicated to exploring contemporary culture and ideas through the probing gaze of artists, The Broad is a place where artists’ ideas, words, and actions create a vibrant center for questioning and understanding the modern world.

I Can't wait to visit!!!!!!