Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lecture/demonstration by Valerie Allen - September 11

You may remember Valerie Allen came and did a Golden Artist Lecture for SDA-Michigan.

Lecture/demonstration by
Valerie Allen - September 11
On Wednesday, September 11 Valerie Allen, Golden Certified Working Artist and juror of the Grosse Pointe ART Center's most recent exhibition "Our Rivers, Our Lakes" will offer a lecture/demonstration.  The event is free and will be from 7:00-9:00 pm, but reservations are required as there is limited seating.  To register call the Grosse Pointe ART Center at
313-881-3454 or email

Valerie Allen is a professional artist residing in Michigan. She and her husband, artist Armin Mersmann, live and work in their studio/home near Midland Center for the Arts and Dow Gardens.
She is on the faculty of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art and has taught art at several Midwest colleges including Delta College at University Center, Michigan and Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. Her class and workshop topics include "The Sky has Limits-Controlling the Chaos of Mixed Media" , "The Secret Garden-A Mixed Media approach to Landscape" and “Explore the Possibilities-Innovations in Acrylics”. She is also an associate in the International Working Artists Program sponsored by New York based Golden Artist Colors-Fine Art Acrylics.
Valerie has exhibited art nationally including the Chicago Biennial, New American Drawing Exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the 18th Annual National Collage Society Juried Exhibit at the Montserrat College of Art, Massachusetts. In August 2007, she was awarded the prestigious Special Award of Merit at the 47th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition juried by Karl Umluaf, Artist in Residence at Baylor University, Texas. She was also included in the October 2007 exhibition “Heart Rate-The Artistic Pulse of Post-Industrial Michigan” at the Buckham Gallery in Flint, Michigan. Valerie's work was showcased in the Michigan Governor's Residence for 2009. She has participated in the 2009 and 2010 Artprize International Exhibit in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her painting, "Taiko" was curated into St. Cecilia Music Center for Artprize 2011.
17118 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe, 48230. 
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 12 noon - 6 pm.

Info  (313) 881-3454

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New Classes

Susie Krage's Detroit Studio presents two new classes:

Think It, Print It, 2 days   

True improvisational printing on fabric. 
Using a blank silk screen, fabric paint, 
pastels, charcoal and other water 
soluble media, build a complex surface. 
Print two colors at once to define a 
shape. This is a fun class with no 
previous experience need to achieve 
Two day class Sept. 25 & 26, 9:30-4:30.  
$150 & supply fee of $20
Class size limited to 6
Susie Krage’s Detroit Studio

Dyeing Basics

Three days of dyeing basics using cotton 
and MX fiber reactive dyes.. We will batch,
microwave, dye single & multiple colors & 
do gradations. If you have never dyed or 
want a refresher, this class is for you. 
You will learn all of the basics to move 
forward in your dye explorations.
October 8-10, 9:30-4:30
$225 & supply fee
Class size limited to 6.
Susie Krage's Detroit Studio

Rayon Threads for Sale

Above are 24 cones of  rayon thread in a rainbow of colors. They are 100% rayon viscose and started as 5000 meters each. Some have been used, but not much, there are still thousands of meters on each cone. They were meant for machine embroidery but work equally well for quilting and other embellishment.  For sale at the huge discount of $125 for the lot. Shipping, if needed, is not included.

Susie Krage

SDA-MI September Meeting


Its time to think about starting meetings again. I am looking for someone to host out September  meeting. It will be a show and tell and pot-luck snacks, unless another plan is proposed.