SECOND CHANCE: A CONTINUATION OF THE SHOWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED LAST MONTH DUE TO THE EARLY MICHIGAN WEATHER INCLUDING NANCY BYRUM AND OUR BLACK AND WHTIE SHOW.
WHEN: OPENS FRIDAY JANUARY 16TH 6PM-10PM AND CONTINUES THROUGH FEBRUARY 21ST.
WHERE: RIVER'S EDGE GALLERY 3024 BIDDLE AVE. WYANDOTTE, MI. 48192
REGULAR GALLERY HOURS:
FRIDAY 10AM-8PM AND SATURDAY 10AM-5PM.
CONTACT: PHONE (734)246-9880;
The Old And New Converge At River's Edge Gallery
River's Edge Gallery refuses to disappoint with a new show opening January 16th 6pm-10pm. The Patricia Izzo Fine Art Photography gallery on the third floor of River's Edge Gallery welcomes international photographer Monte Nagler. Monte Nagler has published and shown his work all over the world. This addition is another artist from Michigan who is based at River's Edge Gallery and has show all over the world.
Monte Nagler began photographing seriously after studying with Ansel Adams. "It was during that period of intesive work that I realized that making photographs is a way to experience beauty instead of just looking at it," Nagler said. He believes that "photographers should communicate feelings that are inside them. Through their photographs, a photographer should be saying: 'This is what I saw and felt and I'd like to share that'" Monte, a world traveler, has shared much of the world with us in this way. He also showed his adventures in ads for the Chevy Blazer, which depicted the Blazer traveling through mountain ranges and other unfriendly terrain where Monte takes many of his photos and used the Blazer to carry him and his equipment.
The Noir et Blanc show remains throughout the gallery featuring work by 22 artists from Metro-Detroit. The show features painting, photography, pottery and sculpture. Originally the show was to promote the adoption of black and black & white cats from PAWS (Precious Animal Welfare Society). " Despite the really bad weather last month we did get some kitties home for the Holidays and we really got the word about PAWS. We are also planning to get a few more here for January. There will be information about PAWS available as well." stated Jeremy Hansen, gallery director. A percentage of the sale of any of the pieces from Noir Et Blanc goes to PAWS.
Nancy Byrum finishes her show in January and will be here for the opening to discuss her work. Byrum is a realist painter who concentrates on her love for nature, especially birds. Her works is often mistaken for photography. She paints mainly Michigan wildlife but has also branched out to do a series of paintings of endangered species paintings, all of which will be on dipslay at the gallery.
The River's Edge Gallery will host the opening of all these great exhibits January 16th 6pm-10pm. The opening will correspond to Downtown Wyandotte's Third Friday on January 16th which will have its usual fan fare, free horse and carriage and trolley rides.
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December 19 from 6 - 10pm
ET BLANC: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE GALLERY AND P.A.W.S.
SHOWCASE OF BLACK AND WHITE ART AND PET ADOPTION OF BLACK
AND BLACK & WHITE CATS
DECEMBER 19 from 6 - 10pm
SATURDAY DECEMBER 20 10am - 5pm
DECEMBER 21 from 6 - 10pm
Edge Gallery teams up with PAWS for a weekend of black
and white art and animal welfare
Edge Gallery is teaming up with P.A.W.S. (Precious Animal
Welfare Society) to showcase black and white art as well
as black and black & white cats starting December
19th called Noir Et Blac. The black and black & white
cats are least likely to be adopted, due to outdated prejudices
and superstition. They are also often overlooked for cats
that are orange, white, calico or tortoiseshell. "We
hope, by having an event all about them, they will have
a better chance at finding a home." stated Jeremy
Hansen, Gallery Director.
goal of this show is to bring together artists to present
work done solely in black and white including photography,
painting, glass and mixed media. River's Edge Gallery
almost exclusively shows work by local and regional artists
and have found that many of these artists are cat lovers.
"One artist, B.T. Charles and his wife Danielle,
admitted to having 12 cats" stated Hansen. Another,
Leo Kuschel of Taylor, besides having a studio cat and
3 house cats has been in the forefront of fund raisers
for organizations such as P.A.W.S. often with his daughter,
Annie, who makes cat toys and will be selling them as
well to help raise money for the organization.
and well-established artists have been asked to participate.
"It should be interesting to see what comes of this
show," added Hansen, " many of the artists are
going to do work that focuses on animals and others are
working on pieces that have nothing to do with animals.
Often times the work that comes from shows such as these
turns into entire series of work dedicated to the original
idea." Hansen also added that there will other "black
and white" surprises and stated that the work coming
in so far has been incredible and he advises that people
come early as the artists have created well priced items
as well as many smaller works of art.
pieces featured in the show will be dotted throughout
the gallery and the sale of these works will garner a
donation to P.A.W.S which is a Michigan not for profit,
, all-volunteer group that promotes the humane, compassionate
and responsible treatment of all animals. It is the mission
of PAWS to protect and care for homeless animals by placing
them with loving foster families until compatible permanent
homes can be found. They also engage in benevolent and
charitable activities to support this goal such as Noir
December 19 from 6 - 10pm
BYRUM PRESENTS NEW WORK
the first floor of River's Edge Gallery in downtown Wyandotte
Nancy Byrum continues her series of endangered species
paintings. One of her newest depicts Polar Bears resting
in full view of the Northern Lights. The endangered species
series so far has included realistic hand painted oils
of a Spotted Leopard, a Grizzly Bear and a Gorilla.
award-winning images of wildlife have shown all over southeastern
Michigan. She specializes in natural wildlife of the Midwest
, various creatures that dot our landscape. Nancy Byrum,
Allen Park native and now resident of Wyandotte and mother
of two, began painting animals as a hobby. She painted
dogs on ornaments and progressed to oil on canvas. Viewers
will often times ask if Byrum's work if is photography
due to her distinct realism. Most of her images show the
animal in their element: A heron in a pond, cardinals
exploring newly fallen snow, or squirrels in a tree. Her
show features original paintings as well as her highly
affordable, gift-able prints often framed by the artist.
This is her fourth annual Christmas show at River's Edge
Gallery. "We booked for every Christmas," stated
gallery owner, Patt Slack. "Her work is much in demand
and she is hard to pin down due to the demand for her
work and her busy family life."
Kuschel is also showing on the first floor. He will be
unveiling his Downriver Series. This series highlights
landmarks that are distinctly Downriver such as the Water
Mill or the Church in Heritage Park of Taylor or the Electric
Train Arches. All scenes were painted on location, some
in sun shine some in rain, but all in Kushel's signature
impressionistic style. Leo Kuschel is usually known as
the painter of Great Lakes lighthouses. His iconic images
of the Great Lakes signature lighthouses have been widely
shown and noted for their exact details and a color palate
that brings the viewers recognize as the Great Lakes.
is probably one of the most versatile artists in the Metro
Detroit area. He began his career with large abstracts
and layered acrylic paintings and sculptures. He was so
well known for these that he even landed up in the collection
of Vincent Price, a well known actor and art collector
whose collection landed up in a museum. He never gave
that up but became famous for his lighthouse paintings,
which have also gotten in major collections. This "Plein
aire" painting (in the air or on location) has also
been a favorite of his. These images are more impressionistic
as he plays with the light and color he is seeing at that
very moment. This was a favorite technique of the impressionists.
the third floor, Patricia Izzo is taking time to feature
herself in the Patricia Izzo Fine Art Photography Gallery
where she oftentimes features work by established and
emerging fine art photographers. She has new work to feature
and a collection of her favorite works from 2008. Izzo's
book, Fragile Awakenings, comes out December 3rd and Izzo
will include images from that book. Izzo has had a banner
year having her work featured on the cover of 3 nationally
circulated books and now having her own coming out.
gallery is always changing on all three floors,"
says Jeremy E. Hansen, Gallery Director. "We are
expanding the photography section on the third floor to
better highlight our highly revered metro-Detroit photographers
and we are highlighting that other Metro Detroit artists
who are making headway on a national level and international
level. " Hansen also stated that he has taken into
account the Holiday gift shoppers and has included many
affordable items by these and other artists starting at
opening is Friday, November 21st 6pm-10pm.
GREETS SANTA WITH A NEW HOME
Third Friday in November traditionally kicks off the Holiday
Season in Wyandotte. This time there is something
big to celebrate. Santa has a new home. Those who grew
up in Downriver will remember Santas Victorian home
on Biddle Avenue or the winter wonderland created on the
golf course. Unfortunately, due to decay of the Victorian
house and conflicting schedules at the golf course, Santa
has been homeless or wandering for the last 3 years.
year the Downtown Development Authority along with the
Wyandotte Recreation Department have built Santa a new
home; all part of an overall plan to create a real old
fashioned Christmas atmosphere in Wyandotte. The corner
of Elm and First (many will remember it as the location
of the now defunct Wyandotte Movie Theatre) has been designated
as the new Winter Wonderland. The new Santa house and
the official Wyandotte Christmas tree is already in place
and will soon be joined by a community ice rink.
celebration begins at 6:30 PM on Third Friday when the
lights on the tree will be flipped on accompanied by the
sounds of Christmas Carols. The crowd will then be invited
to wander the newly decorated streets in the downtown
area where the Wyandotte Soup Kitchen will be selling
goodies in various businesses with proceeds to go to the
soup kitchen. Other merchants will be serving coffee,
cider and hot chocolate asking for a $1 donation with
the proceeds going to the Goodfellows-No Child Without
a Christmas program. There will also be a Holiday Greens
and Flower Market in the lobby of city hall on Biddle
where you can buy white pine, cedar and fresh balsam door
size wreaths as well as poinsettias and other holiday
all this celebration is going on so will the usual Third
Friday fanfare including free horse and carriage rides,
free trolley tours, special merchant sales and events
and an art crawl. Merchants will also be decked out in
their door wreaths trying to win a contest hosted by the
Wyandotte Business Association.
town is then ready for Saturday November 22nd when Santa
arrives in town during the Annual Christmas Parade. This
year Honorable Randy L. Kalmbach of the 27th District
Court will be the Grand Marshal. The parade starts at
hours are 10-7 Monday-Thursday, 10-8 on Friday and 10-5
3024 Biddle, Wyandotte 734-246-9880