Can you believe it is February?!
This week we officially kicked off our winter programing and our first exhibit of the year. Join us Thursday, February 6th from 4pm-7pm as we celebrate Teenworks & Kids’ Kreations sponsored by Wildfire Credit Union. This exhibit is one of our annual shows that we’ve been doing for years. The smiles on children’s faces, along with the proud parents and families make this one so much fun. During our reception we serve cookies and punch and even have some fun activities this year.
2020 is the year of engagement for Studio 23. We want to engage with our community and show you that art is for everyone. During each exhibit this year there will be an interactive part. For Teenworks & Kids’ Kreations there is a fun scavenger hunt that will lead you around the gallery looking for clues inside the artwork. Once you complete the challenge, we have an exhibition sticker, sponsored by Wildfire Credit Union that you can collect. If you come to each exhibit this year and collect all the stickers, there is a prize waiting for you in December!
As you may know, Studio 23 is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing the Great Lakes Bay Region with a vibrant arts center dedicated to making the visual arts relevant and accessible to all. We are currently in a membership campaign, encouraging you to join our art center! On our blog we are featuring members that support us and share how they take advantage of their membership. Check out Joanne’s and Amy’s posts and keep an eye out for more members each week.
For the rest of February we have workshops like LOVE by Robert Indiana, events like Expand Your Palette (Sip N’ Swirl 2.0) and Indulge open house with Downtown Bay City. Stop in and see us at Studio 23 for a fun scavenger hunt during our open hours and our exciting programing.
Please stop in and see us!
Yours in creativity,
February 6, 2020, 4pm-7pm
Please join us for the opening reception of this popular exhibition that spotlights the young talent in the Bay County art departments. Family, friends and public are invited to this celebration for the students. Cookies and punch will be served. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Wildfire Credit Union.
February 9, 2020, 12pm-4pm
Please join us for this “Sweet” Sunday Open House for the student artists in our current exhibit, Teenworks and Kids’ Kreations 2020! The young artists in the exhibit will receive a special Indulge candy treat while supplies last. Please come celebrate their imaginative and creative talents with us.
February 13, 2020, 6pm – 9pm
Join our instructor, as she helps you recreate a gorgeous painting by one of the greatest modern painters of our time, Robert Indiana.
Just like love comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Your “love” painting will be able to be any colors you choose.
The cost is $45 per person and that includes all supplies, instruction, and a pizza, breadstick, and salad dinner from BJay’s Pizza.
Give us a call at 989-894-2323 to sign up today!
February 15, 2020 12pm Adults, 2:30pm Childrens
Join artist, Misty Coss, for a mixed media jewelry making workshop. You will learn how to use different types of materials as well as dimensional magic to create 2 unique and wearable pieces of art.
February 20, 2020, 6pm-8pm
Expand Your Palette is a way to get out of your comfort zone with your friends. This event has been created to help you try some art and try some wine.
Four art stations will be placed around the gallery where you will experiment with printmaking, painting, collage and more. Think of this as an upgraded Sip N’ Swirl painting! You will leave with a piece of art that you can display in your home.
Art is not the only thing you get to expand: you will be expanding your wine palette as well. Tables will be set around the gallery with popular choices of wine, like merlot or chardonnay. When you visit the tables you will also see samples of wine that are not those options, opening your palette to other
flavors that are similar. This is a perfect way to expand your palette!
Light hors d’oeuvres will be supplied by Artigiano.