Building Momentum for 2022!

Momentum

Our word of the year for 2022.

In 2020 we picked the word ENGAGE. In hindsight it was the perfect word. I am still so proud of the staff of Studio 23 for pivoting so quickly to provide virtual engagement during the shutdown. We didn’t skip a beat and made sure that art was still accessible to our community.

In 2021 we choose the word ELEVATE. We felt that we could continue to elevate the visual arts within our community. One of my favorite projects was the Summer Solstice program. Michigan Sugar partnered with us to provide business development and artist opportunities. It was such a fabulous event we can’t wait to share what we have in store for this year.

Not only did we have great success with that program, we also created Sails Away, a progressive painting. This project was a great collaboration between six talented artists; Alan Maciag, Misty Coss, Debra LaRocque, Ruth Howell, Sheri Moore and C. Joanne Grabinski. This piece turned out amazing and was a wonderful community outreach project for us.

As we navigate through this year, our community needs art. We want to continue to provide the momentum to create, to view, to discuss, and to connect with other artists. The energy can be felt as soon as you walk through our doors or log in to a virtual session. Let’s keep that momentum together and have a creative year ahead.

Thank you for being a part of Studio 23. I feel so lucky to be a part of this artistic community. This past year I have seen amazing artwork be created, on display and collaborations. With the support of Amy G., Misty, Randy and Amy W. we are going to have a great year.

Let’s have a creative year! I hope to see you in the gallery soon.

Sincerely,

Tara Welch

Executive Director

twelch23@studio23baycity.org

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Weekly classes for adults and children begin on January 17th. Check out the education tab on our website to view all the options. Children classes begin at age 7 and adult classes begin at age 18. From pottery to drawing, and watercolor to poetry, we feel we have something for everyone!

Beyond Photography, a stunning collection of cemetery photos by Michael Joseph Murphy. You are invited to a public reception on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 5pm-7pm. This exhibit will be on display from January 12th to January 29th.

The 100 Day project is back for the fourth year!! This year we are using our word of the year MOMENTUM to inspire us. If you can commit to 5-10 minutes a day to create, this is the project for you. Are you trying to work on a new process or have some projects you want to finish? Join other like minded individuals and challenge yourself to 100 days of work.

We will be holding an information session about the 100 Day project virtually on Tuesday, January 11th at 3 pm via Zoom. You are invited to join that session for questions and answers by following the link here on the 11th.

Our first day kick-off session will be on January 25th from 4 – 5:30 pm. This will be a hybrid style check-in with options to join us in the classroom or virtually over Zoom. We will have meetings at the 30, 60, and 90 day marks with a final celebration after the 100 Days on May 10th.

Our guiding word for 2022 is momentum. You may use this as a theme throughout the 100 days or choose your own, but I hope we will all find the momentum we need to have a successful 100 days and more!

To register for the 100 Day Project, please visit our jotform link by clicking here. Registration and membership to Studio 23 is required to participate, and there is a registration fee of $10.

Books on Art: February 16, 2022, 4pm on zoom

Announcing our first book for 2022 Books on Art Club! We will be reading The Flowering, An Autobiography of Judy Chicago. Artist Nancy Philo will be leading our discussion. Nancy has been an artist collective member at Studio 23 for a few years and she is now teaching two classes for Studio 23. Make sure to check out our class schedule for some options!

If you would like to be notified about book club activities, please send us an email. We will update your interests in our database.

Don’t forget to start at smile.amazon.com when you shop! Select Studio 23 as your charity and we receive of portion of your purchase. This helps support our exhibits, programs and public art initiatives. Thank you for your support!

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Curator’s Clipboard: “The Circuit” for displaying artwork with Studio 23

Let’s talk about “The Circuit” for more opportunities to display your artwork.   Being a member of Studio 23’s Artist Collective has advantages! We are always on the lookout to find venues that would welcome display of our member’s artwork. We have criteria...

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