Gallery

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.

Recent Exhibitions

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.

“Cup of Home” Exhibition

“Cup of Home” Exhibition

Artwork and Poetry of Patricia Barnes

August 28 – September 25, 2021
Reception and Book Signing: Saturday, August 28 at 2–5 pm

Color | Ink Studio is presenting a solo exhibition of the artwork of Downriver artist and award-winning poet Patricia Barnes. Her mixed media paintings present a collage of visual elements in a variety of mediums. She is constantly on the lookout for the representation of an object that can be a symbol of something richer than itself when put in partnership or conflict with another.

The exhibition opens with a reception and book signing on Saturday, August 28 at 2–5 pm, which will feature live music and a reading of poetry from Patricia’s book “Cup of Home”. Copies of her book will be available for purchase. The exhibit runs through September 25.

Following the opening, the artwork can be viewed online here or by appointment in Color | Ink Studio’s gallery.

BIG INK Print Exhibition

BIG INK Print Exhibition

Artists:

Hannah Cohen • Melanie Dorson • Emma Formato • Alison M. Funk • Jennifer Garrison • Bodgen Ghita • Shannon Grecula • Elizabeth Harple • Karen L. Hubacher • Mary Stevenson Keefe • Ali Keller • Robert Maloney • Duncan McDaniel • Nimmy Melvin • Heather Morgan • Polly Perkins • Ashley Quick • Michael Rich • Maggie Scotilla • Nomi Silverman • Moose Wesler • Kathleen Wynn

Exhibition Dates: June 12 – August 14, 2021
VIP Preview Event: June 10 – 11

BIG INK and Color | Ink Studio are pleased to present an exhibition of large woodblock prints from the BIG INK collection. This exhibit is curated by Candace and Eric Law, the principals at Color | Ink Studio.

BIG INK is a traveling educational program that teaches visual art and brings people together to celebrate woodblock printmaking. We empower artists with the tools and techniques needed to carve a large-scale woodblock. Our public events highlight the spectacle of the printing process.

Artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches are invited to apply to print with BIG INK. No prior experience is required and emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists are encouraged to apply. Upon acceptance, artists have two months to carve their design. We then meet at a venue and help each other print as a group.

BIG INK will be at Color | Ink Studio for a woodblock printing event on October 16-17, 2021. The application deadline is August 9, 2021. For more information about the event and to apply, visit BIGINK.org.

 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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