FOUND is celebrating Earth Day weekend with an art show that features artists who do their part by using vintage and recycled materials to create eco-funky art! For 3 days, April 20-22, FOUND will be filled with things that we don’t normally carry at the shop, but that appeal to our sense of creative reuse of materials.
Here’s an introduction to the 6 artists in our first annual Eco-funky Art Show.
Cre Fuller is the Ypsilanti artist behind Tin Angry Men Industries. I’ve admired Cre’s incredible robot lamps and sculptures for years and am thrilled that he’s agreed to bring a collection of tin men to FOUND for this show.
Rena Hopkins is a Detroit area artist who will be bringing “steampunk” jewelry created from such found objects as watch parts, old keys and game pieces, but as you can see on her website, the Divine Iguana wears many other artistic hats as well. We think you’ll love her jewelry as much as we do.
Many of you know and wear the jewelry we carry by Ann Arborite Sarah Stanton. For this show Sarah is doing wall art with an industrial flair for us! Sarah is inspired by unusual materials, textures and patterns and loves to work in metal. We’re looking forward to seeing the larger pieces she’ll bring to this show.
Hailing from Royal Oak, Marsha Filipiak has been a stained glass artist for a few decades, but recently became facinated by digital minipulation – her use of vintage photos and ephemera as source material is what we like. Made by Marsha digital collages are mounted on salvaged wood blocks and embellished with found objects for a whimsical effect.
Seamstress and artist Celibeth Donnelly is a jack-o-all-trades and master of many! She’s the inspiration behind this show and friend of many of our favorite artistic people. For this show, we’ll feature her new line of bags made from vintage men’s ties, as well as her delightful collage prints and notecards.
Last, but not least, we’re thrilled that John Gutoskey has agreed to participate. I’ve long admired his creative process and attention to minute details. We know that he’s bringing the mandala created from salvaged game parts, and look forward to seeing what other mixed media assemblages he’ll have at FOUND for this special weekend show.
Dates and times for Eco-funky Art Show. April 20-22 at FOUND.
Opening Reception. Friday April 20 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday April 21 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday April 22 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hope to see you there!