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Meet & Greet the Artists at Stafford’s Gallery

Posted on June 27th, 2017

Stafford’s Gallery hosts many local artists representing a variety of mediums. Some of our artists will be joining us this summer for a meet and greet. We hope you’ll join us to chat with these talented artists and view their wonderful collections.

Our series of Meet & Greet The Artists events begins this Thursday, June 29, 5:30 to 8:30 pm with Michigan artists Neil Ahrens and Julie Roth! 

Neil Ahrens 
His abstract paintings are original oils and reflect his interpretation of Northergold-glow-horizonn Michigan landscapes. His collection of art will be on  display this evening.

Neil says “I am an Artist living in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The obsessions and compulsions of my art making are tied to the natural world around me in this; and other locales I visit – and are passionate about.  Photography is essential to my painting practice as an input device. I take thousands of photos a year, but print few. The practice melds the images in my brain from whence I paint abstractly.”

He holds a BFA in Painting with Honors from Michigan State University in East Lansing and an MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in  Bloomfield Hills.

Julie Roth 
She is a self taught artist who has a unique ability to blend colors, shapes and textures creating a warm whimsical yet elegant style.

She is a free spirit who has a kind and compassionate soul which is reflected in her art. Her creations are greatly inspired by nature, untamed wanderlust and love of life.236a1346

Her custom jewelry showcases a unique combination of materials including pearls, leather, hammered steel and gem stone. Each piece we have in our Gallery is a stunning one-of-a kind creation.

The art continues through July, August & September. Mark these dates on your calendar and stay tuned for details:

Meet & Greet The Artists Upcoming Events:
Thursday, July 13: 5 to 8 pm
George Peebles – Colorful Impressionistic Landscapes
Dove Day – The Art of Quilling

Thursday, August 17: 5 to 8 pm
John Riepma – Hand Blown Glass
Lisa Poulson – Glass Fusing & Enamel Painting

Friday, September 15: 5 to 8 pm
Luciano – International Photographer
Glory Wood – Colorist Artist with Impressionistic and Abstract Style