Saturday, May 3, 2008

Upcoming Events....

Well, the season is upon us. The season for everything, it seems. Spring is finally, definitely here - as advised by yesterday's (much anticipated) thunderstorms. And that means gardening. And that means garden art. So, here's a rundown on upcoming events, including new locations where you can find my work. And if you need additional info (I'm including everything I have in my little orange "Pottery" folder), just e-mail me at And thanks for your patience and interest!

Junior League of Detroit Designers Show House, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. My work is also amongst those featured at the Junior League of Detroit's Designers Show House, which opens today and runs through May 18. Tickets are available at a number of locations around the metropolitan Detroit region. The address is 15637 Windmill Pointe Drive, in Grosse Pointe Park, MI. For more information, go to their website at

Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan. I talked with Anne Kuffler, the director, yesterday. She indicated that they had just started their latest glass exhibition, which will run through the end of May. We're going to have a preview of my work for Royal Oak in Bloom for next weekend (just a little sampling of my work to "whet" your appetites, hopefully) and the show will open Friday, June 6. She plans, at least initially, to feature a lot of the stuff in the window so folks see she has garden art; and then, unless I need to pull work out as the summer progresses, she plans on keeping it there through the season. This is all at Ariana Gallery, 119 S Main Street in Royal Oak, (248) 546-8810.

Grosse Ile Herb Society, Herb Fest, Grosse Ile, Michigan. Once again, the Grosse Ile Herb Society (if I got the name wrong, my apologies) will be hosting its eighth annual Herb Fest at the Centennial Farm on Grosse Ile on Saturday, May 17. Get there early to have the best selection of plants and garden-related products, including hypertuffa by Farmbrook Designs (Chris and Glenda produce superior designs and are wonderful folks), The Garden Gate art by Cindy Kinkaid (great lady) and herbal soaps and other personal products by Flower Child Herbs. The Herb Society members - who are amazingly generous folks - always do this event right. This year's theme is the American Southwest so you can look forward to a warm, welcoming ambiance - and great food! Check out their website ( for more information.

Gardenviews, Northville, Michigan. I'm going to be at Gardenviews in Northville on Saturday, May 24, helping celebrate their anniversary. I'm going to be there 2:00-4:00pm, focusing on my newest work, including the structures my collaborator, Dan Taylor, and I have been creating. They're featuring another artist earlier in the day who does absolutely wonderful photography (he studied under Ansel Adams) and has developed a process to be able to display these works outside. Not cheap but very, very cool - and very accomplished. Gardenviews is located at 202 W Main St, Northville, (248) 380-8881.

I'm also going to have additional work at the Pewabic Pottery Home and Garden Show (June 7-8) and just delivered some work to the Biddle Gallery in Wyandotte (2840 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte, (734) 281-4779). My work is always available at The Northville Art House (215 W. Cady Street, Northville, (248) 344-0497), Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham, (248) 644-0866), Circare (23024 Greater Mack Ave., Saint Clair Shores, (586) 771-8510), Goldner Walsh Nursery, in the Flower Shop (559 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, (248) 332-6430), Blumz... by JR Designs (1300 Broadway Street, Detroit, (313) 964-5777 - ask for Robbin; he's wonderful!) and Pewabic Pottery (10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, (313) 822-0954).

And you know you can always visit me at the studio and see my work in its natural environment - the garden!

Enjoy the season!