Meet Jennifer Kunin, Nov, 11, 5:30-7

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The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market welcomes Jennifer Kunin. Learn about her approach to art and art-making on November 11, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Art Shoppe Housekeeping

10% off everything on Monday.

1-1/2 hours free parking in the ramp with a merchant’s stamp.

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Susan Gainen’s Cat Crimes Mugshots

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Susan Gainen’s Cat Crimes Mugshots

Susan Gainen’s Cat Crimes Mugshots introduced here, repost from susangainenartist.com blog..

Cats look so peaceful when they sleep. Nonsense. They are plotting cat crime.

If you live with cats, you are a victim of cat crime. You wake up to find socks missing, valuable glass in pieces, stray outdoor animal and plant life on the stairs and in the middle of the living room. Depending on the quality of your laundry detergent, you may find cat hair on fresh sheets, and evidence of your white cat’s nap on your black t-shirts. Cat crime is everywhere and all the time.

Original in the Art Shoppe

The original is available at the Art Shoppe ($120 plus tax). Also, prints ($25 plus tax) and cards (5×7 plus envelopes, $4 each.)

Art Shoppe Housekeeping

10% off on Mondays.

1-1/2 hours free parking in the ramp with a Merchant’s stamp.

Art Shoppe Artist Jennifer Kunin: Art for Healing

Art Shoppe Artist Jennifer Kunin is a teacher.

She has a full menu of classes, found here.  Coming up next week is art-for-healing

Art for Healing
6 Wednesdays Oct. 12 – Nov. 16
6:30 – 8:30 PM
$110.00 Materials Included
This class is designed as a venue for you to nourish yourself and develop your inner ability to stand up to the challenges in your life. We all carry wounds. We all have scars. But we can create a new beautiful vision for our lives. We will create a gentle encouraging environment that will allow you to spend some reflective time with yourself and develop tools to express your essence through visual arts. Each participant will be given a sketchbook to record imagery both in and out of class, through visual journaling. We will spend each session sharing, having informal discussions, guided meditations and art making. Art activities include acrylic painting, sculpture and more.

For more information contact Jennifer
www.alleywayarts.org
612-508-0840

Allie Hafez Wearable Art: New Work

Some New Allie Hafez work in The Art Shoppe

Award-winning jewelry artist Allie Hafez’ work is branded OTIWA, which correctly stands for “Oh. That’s Interesting Wearable Art.” Some of her new work is now in the Art Shoppe.

Testing My Balance: brand new piece

Allie Hafez Testing My Balance

Allie Hafez Testing My Balance

She fell in love with the matte finish of this slab of red creek jasper. She writes,  “I didn’t want to use it predictably as a pendant. So I decided to make it the focal of an asymmetrical bracelet that can be attached to a necklace with similar components to make a longer and more interesting necklace.”

Noting its spiritual and metaphysical properties, she writes “Jasper is associated with
protection, nurturing, joy, awareness, relaxation, tranquility, wholeness, astral travel, Yin/Yang. It is said to calm a troubled mind.”

Laser Flash

Allie Hafez Laser Flash

Allie Hafez Laser Flash

Laser Flash has a compelling story, fully told in Allie’s blog. She explains how she found the central pendant and the graciousness of its makers to her notion of incorporating it into a necklace.

She shares the spiritual and metaphysical properties of the piece: “Labradorite is said to promote clarity and insight into one’s destiny. It is thought to be especially
helpful for recalling dreams and relating dreams to daily life. It has
a connection to love. It helps strengthen the will and one’s inner
strength and convictions. It’s believed to aid in combating addictions.”

An Allie Gallery

You Got Me, Copper

Allie Hafez Copper wrapped with beaded rope

Alllie Hafez Copper wrapped with beaded rope

“You Got me, Copper;” how it came to be

After several discarded ideas about how to use the chunk of melted copper, I realized I’d found a use for a length of beaded rope that I’d gotten bored with doing. I’d abandoned it when it was too short to be a bracelet; but it turned out to be perfect for creating a decorative bail that would turn the copper piece into an interesting pendant.

Art Shoppe Notes

10% off everything every Monday.
1-1/2 hours free parking in the ramp with a merchant’s stamp.