“Celebration of Artists” presented by Courtyard Gallery

Save the Dates – April 27th & 28th!

As we present this years’ “Celebration of Artists” show, The Courtyard Gallery will be featuring all of our wonderful Michigan artists, as well as celebrating our 30 year anniversary.

New Artists

New to the gallery, this year, a truly unique duo of Barb Webb and Jane Smeltzer.  Barb an acrylic abstract painter on canvas and Jane, using her design talents in wood and metal consult on the layout of each painting, searching for and selecting the right materials, to achieve their vision.

Another of our abstract artists is Mike Mikottis.  In selecting Mike for the gallery it presented us with a dilemma.  His work is not abstract, it’s not impressionistic and it’s not realism, rather it is all them combined together and very exciting.  His favorite topics are nature and wildlife, urban landscapes and made-up worlds.

 Aerial paintings by famed Michigan watercolorist  Sy Ellen’s presents a different perspective on landscapes.  Bright colors and patterns of fields, lakes and trees makes an unusual presentation. His interpretations evoke a feeling of vastness with nature and all her beauty.  Where many artists paint the short distance as subject matter, he sees and paints miles beyond. Come see and marvel at his creations.

Anneke Dekker, originally from Holland, draws inspiration for her jewelry designs from her experiences while living in Africa and many other foreign countries.  She has spent many years painting, making jewelry and in fashion design.

The wood is the energy, the wood is the beauty and the wood is the story.  What Bill Hilbrandt does is to respect all wood, shape it, refine it and present it in all its’ glory for the human eyes.  He doesn’t stain or alter the color, but prefers a high level of sanding and polishing.  The protective finish he uses brings out the strength of grain and color.

Returning Artists

 Many of our other Michigan artists may be familiar to you: Randall Higdon – watercolorist, Charles Schadel, Karen VanDam, and Lenore Senovic – all oil painters.  Olga Soaltys –  reverse painting on glass and  Barb Kirby, Dave Wheeler and Lena Matlis, – photographers.  They’ll all be here for your viewing pleasure.

Be sure to visit!

Celebration of Artists” will be presented by The Courtyard Gallery, Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th, 11:00 – 5:00 both days.

For more information call 800-291-9287 or email gallery@courtyardfineart.com.

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