More new work at the Art Shoppe!

When more than 90 artists in the Art Shoppe sharing space at the Midtown Global Market, it should surprise no one that new work comes in all the time.

Come to the Market.

Stop for the food, knowing that if you leave hungry it’s your fault, and then come to the Art Shoppe!

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Tracie Thompson: Prints, Cards (The Big Meowski); Susan Gainen (Mosaic States and Neighborhoods); Pamela Kirton: Prints Cards of Digital Pieced Patchwork; Keegan Xavi Prints Cards.

 

LuAnn Kinzer: Textiles; Lee Schultz: Prints; Kim Buell: Ceramics; Carla Brown Zip Pulls & Key Chains.

Johnna Morrow: prints, cards, fused glass; Jennifer Kunin: prints, small books; Diane May: prints, cards; Anda Moettus: cards

 

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

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Susan Gainen: June 3, 5:30-7 p.m.

Susan Gainen: Artist of the Month

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Whimsical Wildlife Documentarian

It took several years to identify as a Whimsical Wildlife Documentarian — a mouthful, but true. She is lucky to live on a path and flyway frequented by creatures who stop by her living room studio, sit for portraits, tell their stories, and eat all of the snacks. Fortunately, Model and Muse Max-the-Cat is also the Snacks Manager.

After publishing the fourth creature book, it appeared that they and their art had taken over.

 

Abstract Paintings

Not so fast. Susan’s comfort zone is tiny shapes in tiny spaces, and abstract painting has been an element in much of her work — including the creatures. It resurfaced in earnest in 2015 with the Friendship: Complicated. Sometimes Messy. Beautiful if you’re lucky¬†series, and the Neighborhoods paintings.

Paper Mosaic

Her¬†artist pals’ reactions to the installation of The World Headquarters of the Flying Pigs in a WARM show at the Bethesda Gallery was instant, and surprising.

They asked, “Ceramic?” She replied, “No, paper.”

Cuts with scissors

When she turned 65, she abandoned all activity requiring either safety equipment or liability waivers including glass or tile cutting or bungee jumping. Clearly, people saw ceramic tile in these paper pigs. It was a short leap from pigs to tile.

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World Headquarters of the Flying Pigs

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Purple Paper Mosaic

Housekeeping notes

Park in the ramp and get 1-1/2 hours free parking with a merchant stamp.

Monday at the Art Shoppe: 10% off everything.

Gift certificates available.