August 08, 2019

Don't Miss this Concert!

Younce Guitar Duo with Vibraphonist Jim Cooper
7pm, Saturday, August 24th 


Younce Guitar Duo and vibraphonist Jim Cooper create an electrifying evening of music influenced by jazz, fusion and world music.  Joining them will be Ty Younce on percussion. Come enjoy a great evening of muisc. Guests are welcome to bring their own beverages.

About Younce Guitar Duo
A unique father and son instrumental collaboration creating intricate, flowing & rhythmic sonic weavings. A Younce Guitar Duo performance takes listeners on a musical journey colored by influences of Jazz, Gypsy Guitar, Flamenco, Latin and other World Music.

What people are saying about Younce Guitar Duo
"Their sets are always so beautifully crafted with intricate melodies that create an intimate experience. Their warm, soulful sound is always accessible and consistently strong and energetic." John Dow Williams, Owner of Johnny's Speakeasy, Ann Arbor

Jim Cooper
No stranger to the land of jazz, Jim has been playing the vibraphone for over 40 years, leading numerous groups and appearing as both soloist and sideman. Besides playing jazz dates of every kind around Chicago and beyond, hes had the fortune of gigging with such outstanding musicians as Art Van Damme, Larry Vuckovich, Frank Wess, Milt Hinton, Marcus Belgrave, Ira Sullivan, Buddy de Franco, and Jon Faddis with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble.

The Alla Prima Portrait with Natalia Andreeva - August 19th

The Alla Prima Portrait in Oil with Natalia Andreeva
Monday, August 19 at 9:30am


Master painter Natalia Andreeva leads an intensive all-day workshop on wet-on-wet, or alla prima (Italian, meaning at first attempt), direct painting. Alla prima is a painting technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint.

The workshop will begin at 9:30am when Natalia will go over painting supplies and tools followed by a 2 hour demonstration.  Following lunch, participants (with the same model) will practice the technique under Natalia's tutelage. The class will conclude around 5pm with Natalia being available afterwards for additional questions.

Attendees may bring their lunch or will be able to visit the farm market located just 4 miles south of the gallery.  Supply list will be provided upon registration. Attendees are responsible for bringing their own supplies.

As this class was added late in the season, we're offering it at an exceptional value.  Don't miss this opportunity! This class alone is $175. For those attending the Artist Demo on Sunday, the class is $150.  

Register Now- Plein Air Demonstration with Natalia Andreeva

Sunday, August 18th
5:30-8:30pm

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Welcome Natalia back to Michigan!  Join us for this reception with light appetizers and dessert in honor of my long-time friend Natalia Andreeva. (22 years this fall!). Natalia will share a few tips while completing a painting en plein air. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn from a master painter!  All skills levels are welcome. Although this is a "reception" we ask that you arrive promptly at 5:30 so not to miss any of the demonstration.

Background Information
Natalia Andreeva is a professional artist working with oil and watercolor media. Of Russian origin and presently residing in Tallahassee, Florida, Natalia traveled extensively through out the world, living many places abroad and in the United States, and was exposed to a wide range of artistic styles and traditions.

Among Natalia's favorite themes are exquisite plein air landscapes, depicting the subtlety of nature; still life, where vibrant shapes and internal dynamics are shown in contrast to the commonplace subjects; and finally, figures and portraits brimming with humanity, and giving testament to the beauty and harmony of the human condition. The possibility of extraordinarily free brushwork along with the transparency and freshness of the resulting paintings are, for her, the mediums strengths.

Natalia holds a diploma from Novosibirsk State Pedagogical Institute; her education includes postgraduate studies at the department of Painting and Composition at the Moscow Pedagogical University, and numerous workshops throughout Russia and the USA. Her work has been distinguished with honors and fellowships and can be found in private and corporate collections. Learn more about Natalia.