"Art at the Creek"

News

December 18, 2014

The Art Guild is pleased to announce that it is joining forces with the Swartz Creek Kiwanis Club and the Swartz Creek Women's Club to present Art In The Park, on Saturday, August 29, 2015.  The event will be held at Elms Road Park, just minutes from the I-69 and I-75 interchange.  The Committee is inviting art and crafts of the finest quality to participate.  Our website will be updated by mid-January will links for additional information, application and easy payment. 

May 1, 2014

The 2014 Fine Art and Craft Sale, scheduled for September 13 and 14 at the Elms Road Park, is running full steam ahead.  Vendors from throughout Michigan will be on-site with beautiful and unique 2-D and 3-D artwork.  Mark your calendars now so you don't miss this wonderful opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping (and maybe pick up a few items for yourself).
 
April 10, 2014

Finally, spring has arrived!  The crocuses are in bloom and the tulips and daffodils are peeking through the mulch with promise of beautiful colors filling our landscape within weeks. The Gallery has been busy and new artwork arrives weekly.  Check our the EVENTS page for coming attractions.

March 3, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTNew Venture -- "Art At The Creek". The Guild is hosting Paint Parties at the Gallery for groups of 6-10 persons.  Host Artist will demonstrate and lead participants in the creation of an acrylic painting.  BYO snacks and beverages (up to and including wine).   See EVENTS page for additional information.

February 6, 2014

While Mother Nature started off the year with a roar, SHE certainly hasn't put a damper on the creativity of our members.  New artwork arrives weekly and the Gallery is alive with color and inspiration.  Check out the Calendar of Events for workshops and exhibits already in place and be sure to watch for dates and times for our new venture -- Paint Parties at the Gallery!  Meanwhile, do stop in to enjoy the sights and sit a spell for conversation and coffee.
 
December 14, 2013

Don't forget to shop the Art Gallery for one-of-a-kind gifts for those special people on your list -- maybe even yourself.  30% discount on select artwork.  Safe and Happy Holidays to all.

November 3, 2013

To the Community and Friends of the Guild:  THANK YOU for your participation in the November 2nd Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction fundraising event. Without your support the event would not have been successful.  And a Special Thank You to the following:  ABC Warehouse, Bauman's, Chapin Dental, Flint Institute of Arts, Fortino's Market, Hair-To-Toe Studio, Homemade Chocolates by Michelle, JT's Country Restaurant, Rae Lynn Salon, Sharp Funeral Homes, Swartz Creek Dairy Queen, Swartz Creek Family Hair Care, Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital, United Methodist Church of Swartz Creek, Win's Electrical and current and former Guild members.

The funds raised through this event will help the Guild fulfill its mission and continue its community service.

November 3, 2013

Member Lily LaFollette will be displaying two pieces of artwork in the upcoming 14th Annual Brighton Art Guild Kaleidoscope Show, November 7-17.  The reception will feature The Paul Keller Trio, a well known jazz group.  Refreshments.  Green Oak Village Place Mall, 9608 Village Place Blvd, Brighton. www.brightonartguild.com/kaleidoscope.html.

October 6, 2013

Member Lily LaFollette has art work in the Glen Arbor Art Association Member Show that is part of the 2013 Leelanau Fall for Art Gallery Tour on October 11-13.  Opening reception is on Friday, October 13th, 6:00 to 8:00p,m.  Exhibit viewing will be during the Fall for Art hours: Friday and Saturday, 11th and 12th -- 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday, 13th -- 10:00am to 2:00pm. 

October, 2013

Officers:
President:  Nancy Olds
Vice President:  Karan Pinkston
Treasurer:  Chris Jackson
Secretary:  Tanya Sheahan

We are proud to present www.swartzcreekareaartguild.org.  It was a long road traveled, but well worth the effort.  Our most heart-felt “thanks” to member Richard Gaffield for his willingness to take on this project -- his knowledge, tutorials, and patience (especially patience!) have been invaluable.  Those of us entrusted with ensuring timely and relevant updates accept that responsibility with the full understanding that the website is a significant aspect to the Guild’s future prosperity and continued success of the Gallery.  

As promised earlier, this year is turning out to be an exciting one.  Membership has increased.  We have also seen an increase of those volunteering either at the Gallery, through involvement in BEST Project workshops, teaching classes and/or contributing to the success of upcoming projects.  And ideas for the future are plentiful -- some have already been put into action; more are still in the planning stage.

Happening now!

Classes:

Monday:  "Open Studio" with Arla Slogor
Wednesday: "Intermediate Drawing" with Tanya Sheahan
Wednesday: "Meditative and Art Minded" with Stephanie Amey

Exhibit:

Greg Maul, October 27 thru November 2

Fundraiser:

Starving Artists Spaghetti Dinner, November 2

Visit "Classes" an "Events" for complete details.

It bears repeating:  success lies in the hands of our members, so as both the Guild an the Gallery continue to grow, we would love to have you all involved an return to "active" status.  Your presence is missed!

Membership meetings are still held on the first Monday of each month (unless it falls on a holiday -- then t is the following Monday). Same place: Swartz Creek Senior Center.  Same time: 6:00pm.  As always, meetings are open to everyone. Stop in, visit with old fiends, discover what's on the agenda for the Guild and Gallery.

See you soon.
Nancy Olds, President

June, 2013

Incoming Officers:
President: Nancy Olds
Vice-President: Karan Pinkston
Treasurer: Chris Jackson
Secretary: Tanya Sheahan

This next year has the potential of being an exciting one.  New members, new ideas, new classes, and new workshops -- the calendar is filling up fast. 

Continued success lies in the hands of our members, so as both the Guild and the Gallery grow, we would love to have you all involved and return to “ACTIVE DUTY”:  

·        participate in our monthly meetings;

·        produce and display your artwork;

·        utilize the studio space to work on your projects;

·        teach a class;

·        attend the events we host throughout the year;

·        schedule a solo exhibit or seek out others to join you who work in the same medium or subject matter;

·        take advantage of the workshops and classes offered;

·        update your membership status; 

And, last but not least, that dreaded word “VOLUNTEER”: 

·        work an afternoon or a couple of hours at the Gallery;

·        assist in hanging a new show;

·        help out with a fundraiser;

·        provide refreshments and/or tend the register for an exhibit;

·        utilize a flair you have – networking? advertising? websites?;

·        help Michele Nowak and Greg Maul with the garden. 

We are aware that not everyone can volunteer on a regular basis as life does get in the way: work schedules, health issues, family activities and other obligations.  Ask other members you know or would like to get to know and work the Gallery or an event with them – it can be tons of fun and is a great way to meet new people.  Pick and choose what works best for you.  If all else fails and you simply cannot volunteer, consider a donation (monetary or artwork or office and cleaning supplies) in lieu of physically working at the Gallery. 

The Guild benefits the community, and the Gallery is a wonderful showcase for your talents.  Challenges abound, but we are up to the task. 

The next meeting will be held on July 1, 6pm at the Swartz Creek Senior Center.  To start off the year, refreshments will be served.  Stop in to meet the new members and re-connect with those you already know.  

Hope to see you all soon. 

Nancy Olds