Lansing cherishes fine art for Christmas

December 1, 2012 by  

Lansing, Michigan residents who are looking for unique Christmas gifts might consider attending the ‘Cherish the Arts’ Fine Art Sale, which began yesterday Friday, November 30, and continues from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm today. The sale will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road in East Lansing. The show seeks to focus attention on artists from the Lansing area and Michigan in general.

The show is ‘juried’, which means that participants must submit slides of their work to an expert panel of judges before they can enter it in the show. Although there are certainly many talented amateur artists, a juried show tends to draw those with more experience.

Among those participating are Hanna Christiansen, an East Lansing resident who works with dyed silk, and Anne O’Connor of Okemos, approximately 7 miles from Lansing, who works in fused glass. It is likely that some of the most intriguing work will be that of another Okemos resident, Nell Corkin. She is a miniaturist working in 1:144 scale, the likes of which is often used for doll houses and demands painstaking work and minute attention to detail.

Works are for sale in every price range, and artists will accept cash or checks. Most will take credit cards as well.

The show’s organizers could consider using flyer printing services to let people know when and where the show is to take place. Brochure printers might also be used to help promote the exhibitors and their works.