Gallery

Bern Merlo: “Abstract Dreams”

Bern Merlo: “Abstract Dreams”

September 9 – October 21, 2022
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 11 at 1–3:30 pm

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery is pleased to present “Abstract Dreams”, an exhibition of colorful and evocative abstract paintings by Southfield artist Bern Merlo. The exhibition opens on September 9 for six weeks.

“I love color—my primary tool of expression,” says Bern. “Intense color is one attribute that all my artwork has in common. I use color to show balance that provides transformation and interface with the energy in my work.”

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception on Sunday, September 11 from 1–3:30 pm. It’s free, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet Bern and discuss her work. There is ample parking in the lot and on the side streets. The exhibition is on display through October 21.

Bern is a full-time artist and has been painting for 25 years. “My medium is either oil or acrylic depending on the creative idea that is emerging,” according to her. “My pieces are created in many layers. I work so that something from each layer is allowed to show through to increase the sense of multiple dimensions and depth.”

Once the exhibition opens, you’ll be able to start your visit to the Gallery by exploring a virtual tour of the exhibition here. If you would prefer to view it in person, click here to schedule your visit, send an email to Gallery@ColorInkStudio.com, or telephone us at 248-398-6119. No appointment is needed to attend the Reception & Artist Talk; otherwise, the Gallery is open most weekdays only by appointment. The original fine art on view in the exhibition will be available for purchase in the Gallery or securely online.

Recent Exhibitions

Fran Seikaly: “The Art of Pastels”

Fran Seikaly: “The Art of Pastels”

July 8 – August 26, 2022
Reception & Artist Talk: Saturday, July 23 at 2–4 pm

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery is pleased to present “The Art of Pastels”, an exhibition of pastel paintings by award-winning artist Fran Seikaly. The works selected for the show include misty landscapes, portraits, botanicals, abstracts and cloudscapes. “I value pastels for their color, ease of use and the softness of the final painting,” says Seikaly. The exhibition opens on July 8 for seven weeks.

The public is invited to attend the Artist Reception on Saturday, July 23 from 2–4 pm. It’s free, and Fran will greet visitors and talk about her work. There is ample parking in the lot and on the side streets. The exhibition is on display through August 26.

Fran Seikaly is a professional artist and art instructor in Southeastern Michigan. She attended the Kendall School of Design and the Center for Creative Studies, holding a B.S. in Art Education and a Masters of Education from Wayne State University. She continues her education through community education classes. “There is always something new to learn,” notes Seikaly. After taking a class in pastels fifteen years ago, she now shares her knowledge and teaches other artists about this expressive medium.

Once the exhibition opens, you’ll be able to start your visit to the Gallery by exploring a virtual tour of the exhibition here. If you would prefer to view it in person, click here to schedule your visit, send an email to Gallery@ColorInkStudio.com, or telephone us at 248-398-6119. No appointment is needed to attend the Reception & Artist Talk; otherwise, the Gallery is open most weekdays only by appointment. The original fine art on view in the exhibition will be available for purchase in the Gallery or securely online.

Edee Joppich: “Improvs” & Shadows

Edee Joppich: “Improvs” & Shadows

May 7 – June 17, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 7 at 2–4 pm

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new mixed media paintings by international award-winning artist Edee Joppich. The paintings reflect her optimism, gratitude and joy during two years of creating more than 100 works in her studio, 30 of which are in this exhibition. They incorporate small watercolor “improvs” from her sketchbooks and photos she’s taken of her shadow over the past 15 years at various locations. She combines these elements with manmade and natural materials to create strong and uplifting works of art.

For more than five decades Edee has shared her gifts with others through her paintings, teaching, jurying and mentoring aspiring artists of all ages. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Marygrove College in Detroit, followed by graduate studies at Wayne State University in Detroit. Edee is a Master Fellow in the International Society of Experimental Artists and a Signature member in the National Collage Society. She has received awards in exhibits internationally, and her work is included in a number of private, public and corporate art collections.

You are invited to attend the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 7 from 2–4 pm. It’s free and open to the public, and Edee will give an informal artist talk. There is ample parking in the lot and on the side streets. A 10% discount is available on purchases the day of the Reception in the Gallery or online. The exhibition is on display through June 17.

Once the exhibition opens, click the link to view it online or schedule your visit to the Gallery. No appointment is needed to attend the Opening Reception; otherwise, the Gallery is open most weekdays only by appointment. The original fine art on view in the exhibition will be available for purchase in the Gallery or securely online.

Hershman + Walker: new work

Hershman + Walker: new work

March 4 – April 15, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5 at 2–4 pm

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by artists Claudia Hershman and Janis Walker. Their wonderfully abstract mixed media paintings incorporate elements of collage and mark-making—and are not to be missed.

You are invited to attend the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 5 from 2–4 pm. It’s free and open to the public. A 10% discount is available on purchases the day of the Reception in the Gallery or online. The exhibition runs through April 15.

Once the exhibition opens, click the link to view it online or schedule your visit to the Gallery. No appointment is needed to attend the Opening Reception; otherwise, the Gallery is open most weekdays only by appointment. The original fine art on view in the exhibition will be available for purchase in the Gallery or securely online.

“Alone Together” Exhibition

“Alone Together” Exhibition

Recent Work by Sharlet Di Giorgio & Candace Law

November 6 – December 18, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 6 at 2–4 pm

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery is presenting an exhibition of recent work by artists Sharlet Di Giorgio and Candace Law. They will be showing original artwork in fiber and encaustic/mixed media created during the last 18 months.

The Opening Reception is on Saturday, November 6 at 2–4 pm, featuring music by Joe Yankee and poetry readings by Patricia Barnes and Sharlet Di Giorgio in a program that starts at 2:30 pm. It’s free and open to the public (masks required). The exhibition runs through December 18.

Once the exhibition opens, click the link to view it online or schedule your visit to the Gallery. No appointment is needed to attend the Opening Reception; otherwise, the Gallery is open most weekdays only by appointment. The original fine art on view in the exhibition will be available for purchase in the Gallery or securely online.

“Conversations With Nature” Exhibition

“Conversations With Nature” Exhibition

Works by Nobuko Yamasaki

October 1–30, 2021
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, October 9 at 1–4 pm

Color | Ink Studio is presenting a solo exhibition of prints by woodblock artist Nobuko Yamasaki. Her work features elements from nature—often with trees, feathers, and water—and she uses traditional Japanese woodblock printing techniques, occasionally combined with collage, watercolor and more recently, inkdropping. The result is printmaking at its best!

The Artist’s Reception is on Saturday, October 9 at 1-4 pm. The exhibition runs through October 30.

The artwork can be viewed online here or by appointment in Color | Ink Studio’s gallery.

 Artist Opportunities

Call for Proposals

Are you interested in a solo or group exhibition in our Gallery? Do you have an idea for a themed show that you’d like to curate? We’d like to learn more about what you have in mind!  Just send an email to us at Gallery@ColorInkStudio.com with your contact information, a description of your proposed exhibition, and attach up to 10 image samples of the artwork that would be included. We accept exhibition proposals throughout the year, and there is no cost to submit.

The Gallery exclusively exhibits original works of fine art—primarily paintings, works on paper, photography, and sculpture. We do not display reproductions of original art, merchandise, or jewelry. Exhibitions in the Gallery generally run for 6-8 weeks. If your proposal is accepted, there is a $50 exhibition fee payable when the exhibition is scheduled and a contract signed.

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