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Johnny Blessed

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Johnny Blessed

Original Art by: Leah Kucharek

Title: "Johnny Blessed"
Location: Brighton Chamber of Commerce, 218 E Grand River Ave

Johnny Blessed


 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07-Jun-2017 )
 

Railroad Repair Gang

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Railroad Repair Gang

Original Art by: Susan Sanderson

Title: Railroad Repair Gang
Location: Brewery Becker
500 E Main St.

Susan Sanderson is a local artist specializing in painted works using acrylics, watercolor, pastel, and mixed drawing media. She believes artwork has a responsibility to engage, entertain, and educate the viewer on many diverse levels. Her background in mechanical drafting and design were well suited for the hand car silhouette. Photos taken working hand cars would include a civil engineer, train engineer, local politicians, and almost always children. Workers could be out for the day with many tools repairing track and would carry a barrel of water and lunch. Images of the people in this piece are blended from early Brighton photographs. The hand car is a blended image from many photographs from the late 1800's. The medium for the original drawing is water-based gouache on watercolor board. Gouache was chosen because the opaque color is very lively and does not ‘wash-out’ during the reproduction process.

Originally from Carrollton, MI, she studied painting at the Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI. She went on to study art at Delta College, University Center, MI and the University of Michigan, Stamps School of Art, Ann Arbor, MI. Her art work ranges in size from very small to over 180’ and she has shown her work at art fairs and in galleries in Saginaw, Ann Arbor, and Southeast Michigan. She is a member of the Brighton Art Guild and works as a Senior Technical Writer.


Last Updated ( Sunday, 18-Jun-2017 )
 

Alice Jolly

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Alice Jolly

Sarah Grusin Bio:

Sarah Grusin enjoys portrait painting and drawing and has been a member of the Brighton Art Guild for 10 years.  She took up art more seriously after she retired from the Smithsonian. She used water-based oil paints to create her portrait of Mrs. Jolly.  Since there were no photos of Mrs. Jolly, she drew inspiration from a millinery series by Edgar Degas from the same period of time. To contact Sarah, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mrs. Alice Jolly


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14-Jun-2017 )
 

Orson Quackenbush

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Artist: Diane Schenkel moved to Brighton Michigan in 1970. She graduated from Brighton High School in 1978. During her four years in high school, she had several art classes Diane painted a mural on the wall in the old gym. Painted the high school's playbill for Man of La Mancha. Had a drawing that hung in the Michigan State Capital. Diane stopped painting and drawing for 30 years. Over the past 5 years, Diane has 15 credit hours at Washtenaw Community College in drawing and painting. Has taken a few workshops in drawing and painting.

With Mr. Quackenbush, Diane used a graph, to get his perspective correct. Then, she used acrylic paint, with a limited pallet.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 17-Jun-2017 )
 
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