Art with Heart: fundraiser

Now until January 10, 2020.

You are invited to join Articipate in supporting Alternatives For Girls with our fundraiser,

Art with Heart.  

Create and donate an 8” x 8” acrylic painting (all supplies provided) inspired by the Masters using our collection of beautiful prints or create a masterpiece of your own.  All donated paintings will go on display for purchase during our festive opening reception on December 13th from 6-8 pm and through January 10, 2020.  All of the donated paintings will be sold for $30 each and will make a perfect holiday gift. 

Help us reach our goal of $2,500 with 100% going to a worthy cause, Alternatives For Girls. Book a table for your family, friends or coworkers on November 15 or 29, or call Articipate at 248-812-9022 to arrange another date. We are located at 3833 12 Mile Rd. Berkley.

Alternatives For Girls:

Our mission is to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives. resourcecenter@alternativesforgirls.org

Music and Tapas: Consuming Arts

Sunday, September 29, 6:00-8:00pm. Sensory Delights: Chelsea Koziatek and Tia Harvey on Music; Chef Ravani on Food, all for your enjoyment. Join us for this treat of the senses; four selections of music matched with four dinner courses. (Please purchase tickets by September 26, 2019.)

Inside/Outside; Art and You

Idelle Hammond-Sass

August 24, 1:30-4:30pm. Combine drawing and other art media with reflective writing to explore our relationships to the world outside-a sometimes demanding and turbulent world, and how it affects and interacts with our personal /inner world. How do we visually express boundaries between the inside and outside, notice what grounds us and keeps us centered and able to react from a place of wholeness?

We will use the Open Studio Process, a simple three stage process of art and writing. This process can be used as a daily practice such as journaling or as part of an art practice or to simply to notice what is needing our attention.

Aegean Light, Robert Zeichner

August 23, from 6:00 pm.  Artist reception and exhibition of 16 new photographs by Robert A. Zeichner, made in the spring of 2019 on three islands in the Cyclades – Sifnos, Milos, and Paros.  While the whitewashed buildings clinging to the hillsides and narrow alleys winding through tiny villages are commonplace in this part of Greece, every island in the Aegean has its own personality.  These images try to capture some of those subtleties played out under a quality of light that is difficult to describe.  You just have to experience it.

Please join us for an artist reception with refreshments on Friday evening, August 23, from 6:00-8:30pm  at the Articipate Gallery, 3833 12 Mile Rd. Berkley, MI 48072

Caregiver’s Renewal Art Adventure

August 3, 11:00am-12:15pm.  This is an invitation to caregivers, (paid or unpaid) to join Terry Ford Holcomb for three Saturdays of art explorations.  Renew your spirit by allowing yourself some play time. It’s important! No art experience needed.  $36 for 3 sessions: Saturdays at 11:00am to 12:15 pm, August 3, 10, 17.

  • Week One, we’ll explore the language of flowers with a simple watercolor bouquet
  • Week Two, we’ll collage a symbolic tree to represent strength
  • Week Three, we’ll pursue a sense of calm with a Mandela with colored pencil. 

Urban Landscape Painting with Liz Frankland

July 17, 6:00-8:00pm. Learn about Acrylics in this five week, step-by-step class with a focus on loose but accurate painting techniques. All experience levels are welcome!

This class will cover the basics of composition, value, color and brushwork with a simplified palette.

Bring an original photo reference to work from of an urban environment. Anything that inspires you! It could be a building or a smaller city park, restaurant, historic building, or something from a vacation. Think about an interior or exterior scene with a composition that is asymmetrical and unique!