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WELCOME TO ART-A-LICIOUS Come downtown! The sixth annual Art-A-Licious Festival will bring art, entertainment and delicious food to the streets of downtown Adrian, Michigan, on the weekend of Sept. 21-22, 2012. What is Art-A-Licious? First of all, it’s an art festival that brings more than 80 artists to historic downtown Adrian to show and sell their work. But more than that, it’s a celebration of heritage and community. Local food is a staple of Art-A-Licious, and throughout the weekend, in addition to professional artists and performers, the talents of local K-12 and college students will be on display.

Please join us in thanking our sponsors and partners

Dozens of local and regional artists Do you need that perfect piece of decor to give your home more character? You’ll find it here. With more than 80 exhibiting artists from across southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio, you’re sure to find something that fits your personal style. From painting to photographic prints, from pottery to fabric arts – it’s all here, so come on down and feast your eyes on everything we have to offer!

Dates and times ■ Friday, Sept. 21: 4 to 10 p.m. (Art fair hours: 4 to 8 p.m.) ■ Saturday, Sept. 22: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Art fair hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) For directions, lodging information and more, visit

VAN GOGH SPONSORS Adrian Downtown Development Authority Adrian Kiwanis Club Adrian Noon Rotary Club Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Maurice and Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation WARHOL SPONSORS First Federal Bank Omnisource Siena Heights University TC3Net

ARTIST TENT SPONSORS Pi Benio and Mike Jacobitz Tom Boldt and Jane Castle Debbie and Greg DuMars Jack and Elli Georgal Jeff and Mary Pardee Ron and Millie Pruett Carol Souchock The Sound Doctor Don and Sharon Taylor TC3Net IN-KIND AND OTHER SPONSORS Adrian College Art & Design Department Adrian College Art Education Club

Adrian College Art Therapy Club Adrian Public Library Adrian Public Schools art and music teachers Marjorie and Jiggs Castle Comcast Croswell Opera House Culver’s of Adrian The Daily Telegram Kapnick Insurance Kris Schmidt Studio Legacy Printing Lenawee Community Foundation Lenawee County Historical Society Lenawee Intermediate School District



PI BENIO Art Fair Adrian College

ART-A-LICIOUS P.O. Box 685, Adrian, MI 49221 Website: Facebook: Twitter: Phone: 517-265-2265 A community fund of the Lenawee Community Foundation

JULIANNE DOLAN Entertainment Adrian Public Schools

ANN HINSDALE-KNISEL Film Festival Lenawee Intermediate School District

BETH JESSEE Hidden Beauty photo contest Jessee Salon Group

JACKIE KOCH Open Mic CHRIS MILLER Adrian Downtown Development Authority

AMY PHILP Chair-ity Auction

ERIK GABLE Marketing and Film Festival


JOHN HERNANDEZ International Night food event

ANTHONY SACCO Volunteer coordinator

AFLAC Insurance

Croswell Opera House

Lenawee Community Foundation

The Sound Doctor Vision Performance Group Visual Arts Educators of Lenawee WLEN 103.9 Many generous volunteers ON-SITE SERVICE PROVIDERS ADA Security Black Swamp Equipment City of Adrian Croswell Opera House Legacy Printing Neil Electric Red Paint Printing T&L Rental Vision Performance Group

WHOM TO CONTACT MARILYN SCHEBIL Lost Arts and Nonprofit Row Lenawee County Conference and Visitors Bureau

DARLENE SOUTHWARD Art Fair Southward Custom Wood Products

DAVID THOMAS Food vendors and International Night event Culver’s of Adrian

PAULA TRENTMAN Lenawee Community Foundation

TRICIA BACH SAWYER Poster design CHAR-LENE WILKINS Chair-ity Auction JOHN VALENTI Entertainment


EVENTS & ACTIVITIES Get creative! Check out the Art-A-Licious pottery tent and other hands-on activities A

Photo by Vicki Schmucker / The Daily Telegram

rt-A-Licious believes that art is for everyone, not just professionals! The sixth annual Art-A-Licious festival offers lots of opportunities for kids and adults alike to stretch their creative muscles. Have you ever watched a potter using a throwing wheel and thought it looked like fun? At the always-popular Throwing Tent (pictured at left), you can give it a try for yourself. The tent is staffed by volunteers from the Adrian College Art and Design

Kids can also take part in sidewalk chalk art at designated spots along South Main Street. And what about music? Come to the Adrian Symphony Orchestra tent in Nonprofit Row, where volunteers will be on hand to give visitors an introduction to playing a musical instrument. Meanwhile, other organizations along South Main Street will offer a variety of art activities of their own.

Department and from the college’s Community Clay program. The Youth Art Tent, staffed by Adrian College art education students and art teachers from Lenawee County schools, gives the younger set a chance to make their own decorative coasters to take home, paint a piece of artwork on one of many easels that will be set up for them to use, or add their own brushstrokes to a community mural.

Nearly 50 artists taking part in 2012 Chair-ity Auction


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Adrian Jaycees: “Building a Volunteer Army,” B.R. Bowers & Associates. Kourtney Beck: “The Amazing Spiderman,” Nova’s Scented Candles and Collectibles. Makayla Beck: “Down on the Farm,” The Daily Telegram. Laura Berdyck: “My Garden Grows” and “I Love NYC,” Adrian Public Library. Courtney Brayman: “Where the Wild Things Are,” Joe Ann Steele Insurance Center. Eleanor Bruce: “The Chair-ity Chair-i-tree,” Image Gallery. Patty Chapman:“We the People,” Ink Fever. The Davis Kids: “Toy Box Treasures,” Joe Ann Steele Insurance Center. Pat and Katie Dumont: “Back to School with Hello Kitty,” Citizens Gas Fuel Co.

Gail Dunaway: “Blue Jean Pockets” and “My Book Report is Due Monday and ...” at The Book Abbey. Debbie England: “Seat of Angels,” Adrian Public Library. Amaris Frederick: “Mario’s World,” Diamond Jim’s Pool Hall. Jamie Gallant: “Arachnophobia,” Jeff Willet’s Powerhouse Gym. Amy G. Garno: “Hot and Wild Princess,” Legacy Printing. Ann Guldin: “Flower Power,” Maple City Floral. Harambee Studio: “African Princess,” WABJ/Q-95/Buzz 102.5. Diana Hill: “Morning Blooms,” Classic Cabinets and Interiors. Dena Koehn: “Owl-t & About @ Art-ALicious,” Classic Cabinets and Interiors. Christine Kroll and the Adrian Farmers Market: “Market Time,” Jessee Salon Group. Brent Kubalek: “Eslyn’s Chair,” A’lahna Studio Salon. Calumet and McCarty Kubalek: “Boys vs. Girls,” Hammerman’s Furniture. Claudia Lark: “Sunflowers,” Chaloner & Co.

Jessi Larrison: “Bloom,” Hammerman’s Furniture. Joni LeMay: “SHU Athletics,” Image Gallery. Lenawee United Way: “Live United,” B.R. Bowers & Associates. Patty Lockhart: “American Fallen Heroes,” Sauce Italian Grill & Pub. Paul MacDonald:“Fore!”at Chaloner & Co. Steve Morast: “Forest Floor Show,” Croswell Opera House. Kay Mossing: “Welcome,” Citizens Gas Fuel Co. Martin Nichols:“Fetch Me,” Legacy Printing. Marsha Osgood:“4-H,” The Daily Telegram. PFLAG: “Rainbow,” Adrian City Hall. Amy Philp: “Goodnight Moon,” Adrian Insurance. Jennifer Pilarski: “Mental Health Awareness,” Ink Fever. Valentina Salazar: “The Musical Chair,” Croswell Opera House. Tami Sandifer: “Springtime in Paris,” Boutique de Joie. Melissa M. Sissen: “Starry Starry Night,” La Dominique Boutique. Barbara Smith: “Needles and Pins,” The Tailor’s Shop. Delilah Smith: “Berries & Cherries” and “Peas & Carrots,” Copeland Furniture. Tej Taylor: “Squee!”at Jessee Salon Group.

The following are among the organizations taking part in Nonprofit Row at the sixth annual Art-A-Licious festival:

Photo by Amy Philp

hairs from the Art-A-Licious Chair-ity Auction are displayed at Adrian businesses through September and will be on the streets downtown for Art-A-Licious. Bidding ends at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. The participating artists, their chair titles and the hosting businesses are:


Chiara Thompson: “Harry Potter,” Diamond Jim’s Pool Hall. Makenna and Kathy Tripp: “Butterfly Magic,” Nicole’s Salon. Top to Bottom Cleaning: “The Flag Chair,” Red Paint Printing. Tuesday Night Weavers & Friends: “Weaving Annie,” Adrian Public Library. Valorie Veld:“Wee Fairy Folk,” Nicole’s Salon. Char-Lene Wilkins: “The Birches,” Governor Croswell Tea Room. Sydney Wlodyka: “Stop and Smell The ...” at Get Growing.

Adrian College Adrian Raging Rollers Adrian Symphony Orchestra Adrian Youth Hockey Assoc. The Centre City of Adrian Goodwill Industries Habitat for Humanity HOPE Community Center InterConnections MSU Extension 4-H club Lenawee Humane Society Lenawee PFLAG Lenawee United Way Lenawee Weavers Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter of the DAR Montessori Children’s House of Lenawee Siena Heights University State-Line Gem & Mineral Society Tecumseh Center for the Arts W. G. Thompson House Museum YMCA of Lenawee County

Car art: Watch as young artists create ‘the Art-A-Licious car’ egular Art-A-Licious visitors are already acquainted with one of our youngest exhibitors, talented spraypaint artist Holly Perez. Now you can watch as Holly leads students from Adrian


College’s Art Rocks Kids summer art camp in turning an old car into a piece of art before your eyes! This summer, Art Rocks Kids campers painted two cars to promote the work of two local organi-

zations: Goodwill of Southeast Michigan, which donated the cars, and Habitat for Humanity, which donated the paint. Those cars will be displayed on South Main Street during Art-A-Licious, and a third

vehicle will be decorated on site during the festival. Festivalgoers can also admire hoods decorated by students in the collision repair and refinish program at the LISD TECH Center.

LIST OF ART FAIR EXHIBITORS John Ahearn Clay • Tecumseh, Michigan Ever since high school I have had a passion for ceramics. For the past eight years I have devoted my studies to doing just that, focusing my time and energies on my studio practice. My desire to learn more has never been stronger, the more I uncover, the more I want to continue. Susan Amstutz Painting • Adrian, Michigan For Susan Amstutz, painting is an obsession. Oil and mixed media paintings show the variety and depth of her vision, from richly textured, mysterious abstractions to lush midwestern landscapes. Amstutz, a Michigan native, received a BFA from the University of Michigan in Painting and Drawing. Cameo Anderson Digital painting • Adrian, Michigan I am a fan of the weird and the wild. I love animals, Taco Bell, writing and sleeping. My enjoyment of working in the visual arts field is increased by my legal blindness — it’s fun to confound expectations. Mike Barker Sculpture • Bay City, Michigan Mike Barker earned his BFA at Adrian College where he interned at Flatlanders Sculpture. Ultimately he was hired at Flatlanders, assisting Ken Thompson in building and erecting his sculpture. He has gone on to develop his own studio, Multimedia Designs in Bay City. Barker’s large-scale sculptures have been installed in Port Huron, Adrian, Saugatuck, and Canton. He has varied art interests including ceramics, ice sculpture, stone, and steel. (Demos: Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) C.J. Bauschka Jewelry • Adrian, Michigan What can I say, I'm a totally devoted Bead Freak, designing, and instructing in the art of Off-Loom Bead Weaving. My passion for this art form has grown past my wildest dreams into being a published artist. I teach weekly classes at Adrian's local Hobby Lobby. I'm a very proud Mom of eight amazing children and extremely in love with my hubby Kevin. My life is blessed beyond measure and God gets all the glory for it. Marcy Bradley Painting • Brooklyn, Michigan The fine arts have been my passion since a very young age. I am experienced in several mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and mixed media. Paint is my favorite medium with which to express my creativity and my style can be defined by captivating colors, bold lines and organic movements throughout each piece.

Elizabeth Bronson Jewelry • Tecumseh, Michigan Pearl Kissed Jewelry is a mother/daughter partnership of Ellen VanHully-Bronson and Isobel Cary Bronson that started in 2004. Ellen draws a feminine inspiration from years of Architectural Design while Isobel’s training in Mechanical Engineering and Biochemistry lend organic influence to her work. Their jewelry is made of sterling silver and gold-filled metals with freshwater pearls, gemstones and the occasional Swarovski crystal. Cindy Burghardt Jewelry • Toledo, Ohio It all began when I was getting ready to send my son off to college. I ran across his bag of marbles and I wanted to do something different with them. That’s how it all began. My creations consist of fried and un-fried, new, vintage, and antique marbles. I am having a ball, or should I say a marble? Marjorie Castle Watercolors • Adrian, Michigan Watercolor is my favorite, but using water based oils, acrylics, and speed ball paints in monotypes has broadened my scope. Portraits in pastels, oils and pencil have been a challenge lately. I enjoy landscapes, portraits, everyday objects. People in action and repose inspire me as does the beauty in nature. Jerald Chatfield Woodcarving • Tecumseh, Michigan I have been woodcarving since 1984. I’m mostly self-taught. Most of my carvings are in relief, but I like experimenting with all facets of the art, including taking classes. I carve with fellow carvers locally in a club setting, teach carving classes and demonstrate the art of woodcarving throughout the lost arts. (Demos: Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Benjamin K. Coffman Ceramics and painting Adrian, Michigan Ben Coffman is a graduate of Adrian College who creates functional ceramic pieces and paintings. He is mostly inspired by history, culture, and the shapes and colors of nature while incorporating these inspirations into his work. (Demos: Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Pat Cooper Watercolor • Adrian, Michigan As a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, I work mostly in water-based media. Growing up in Detroit during the Motown years plus extensive travel to the Hermitage, the Louvre, the Vatican, Israel, China and even Lapland have helped to mold these colorful visions. I invite others to share the experience of original, affordable art. (Demos: Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Pat Deere Stained Glass • Tecumseh, Michigan I have had 25-plus years of stained glass experience consisting mainly of custom designed glasswork for specific installations. Glass is my medium. I find the play of light on it, how sun affects the colors and textures throughout the day, the story told within, and the feeling derived from it cannot be duplicated by any other source. (Demos: Friday 4-7 p.m.)

Melvin Fuller Photography • Milan, Michigan My documentary photography records scenes from the world around us, views that we see every day but seldom take the time to really look at. A career as a Mechanical Engineer informs my works, helping to distill my vision into the simplest elements. For this reason I favor black and white prints although on occasion I will feature color scenes.

Mike Dickie Photography • Adrian, Michigan From experiencing the stark realities of life during my law enforcement career with the federal government, I now focus my retirement years photographing the beauty of the world around me. I credit my ability to appreciate nature and share God’s beauty to a decision I made July 24, 2003, to bring God into my life as I battled my addiction to alcohol.

Amy Garno Ceramic mirrors • Palmyra, Michigan Amy G. Garno is a local artist completing her BFA at Siena Heights University in 2013. Her work includes painting, ceramics, and photography. She has exhibited her work at many places including Siena Heights University, Spring Arbor College, the Adrian Public Library, and Pentamere Winery in Tecumseh. This is the second year she will be participating in the Chair-ity auction at the Art-A-Licious festival.

Brent Douge and Lindsay Mylek-Douge Pottery • Lambertville, Michigan Collectively we have over 30 years of experience with clay. Through the repetitive and deliberate nature of throwing on the potter’s wheel, we are able to find structure and peace in a sometimes chaotic world. Our pieces employ traditional, glazed, and innovative smoke fired techniques. Our studio, M.A.D. Pottery Studio, is located in Lambertville, Michigan. C. Corky Dunsmore Ceramics • Bowling Green, Ohio Caught by the craft of ceramics 20+ years ago, C. Corky Dunsmore apprenticed herself to teacher Edith Franklin at the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, Ohio, to learn all things pottery. Quitting her day job in 2010, she launched her career as a full-time artist. Her work features functional and raku ware with handcarved trees, vines, animals, coil designs and multi-layered glazes. Jan Fox Photography • Adrian, Michigan I have been involved in photography for many years. My primary interest in photography is the landscape; both the large picture and up close view of the world right at my feet. I have a secondary interest in architecture and macro photography and enjoy making abstract photos from macro subjects. Suzanne French-Willis Photography • Tecumseh, Michigan First camera in 1967, second an Olympus SLR in the mid ’70s, third a Nikon SLR (F1 body) with a 35mm, 50mm, and telephoto lenses. The Nikon was purchased in 1966 at a commissary in the Philippines. Now there is a Nikon Coolpix L110, a small camera with a good grip. It’s nice to hold and takes great pictures.

Debra Gauthier Jewelry • Tecumseh, Michigan A few years ago I took my first jewelry-making class because I needed a creative outlet. From there, I developed a passion for jewelrymaking. I specialize in beaded earrings and bracelets, although my newest interest is up-cycled jewelry and accessories. I love creating jewelry, and even more, to see people looking great in my creations. Mary Gautz Photography • Adrian, Michigan I’m currently taking classes at Siena Heights University, working towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Nature photography is my main interest at this time. I hope you will enjoy seeing nature through my photography. I recently discovered the fun in making paper and creating handmade books. Visit my website to see more of my works:

Bill Haas Acrylics Oregon, Ohio Putting thoughts and emotions on canvas is one of the most enjoyable things in life I do. Although I’ve had no formal training, I’ve had lots of coats of paint. Kelly Haehl Jewelry and ceramics Sterling Heights, Michigan Kelly loves making awesome objects in several different mediums, from pop tab jewelry and purses to fun and functional pottery. She believes a quirky, colorful object can bring happiness into peoples’ lives and strives to make things that can be cherished and enjoyed. Mark Haines Metalworking Adrian, Michigan Mark Haines completed his undergraduate studies at Siena Heights University. After graduation he started Mark Haines Metalsmithing in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he began to develop his interest in architectural metals. Haines earned his MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art and teaches at Adrian College and is the founder of Dog Star Metals LLC. (Demos: Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Sarah Henry Painting Adrian, Michigan Sarah Henry is a Monroe native who graduated in 2010 with a BFA from Adrian College and currently works in the Adrian College Department of Art & Design as Digital TA and graphic designer. She also does freelance work as well as painting. Her paintings have been displayed in the LCVA Gallery in shows such as “From the Heart” in 2012.

Lee Gibb Felted and straw couture hats Jackson, Michigan Presenting “Chapeau,” couture hats for the woman of discriminating taste. Lee Gibb, art teacher, entrepreneur, fiber artist presents runway-appropriate chapeaus for the carriage trade.

Linda Jacobs Mosaic and fused glass Adrian, Michigan I try to recycle things for reuse in my work — old plywood, hand-cut framing strips, reused and reworked fused glass, and unconventional items such as pens, pencils, flatware, art brushes, copper scraps, bark, stones, etc. Watching peoples’ expressions when they discover what they’re looking at is priceless!

Janet Graham Jewelry • Adrian, Michigan I took my first silversmithing class in junior high in the ’70s and loved it. I then took all of the metalsmithing classes offered at college as well. I have always enjoyed working with metal — there are endless possibilities. I make each piece an original so there is always something new! (Demos: Saturday 4-7 p.m.)

Cindy L. Jaqua Fabric • Adrian, Michigan I have been sewing since I could reach the pedal of the sewing machine, from doll clothes to my own clothing. I have tried many other crafts but always return to the sewing. I have made a taco costume to curtains (that I teadyed sheets to make) and so much between. I enjoy recycling things such as jean skirts.

Lisa Kahler Photography • Tecumseh, Michigan Kaptured by Lisa Kahler was started just over a year ago after many years of art and photography experience, both in class and hands on work. I recently moved from Texas to Michigan and looking forward to building my career here. My work consists of photographs taken by me; put into matted/ framed pieces, greeting/note cards and wrapped canvas. Gabriele Keck Photography • Adrian, Michigan My name is Gabby and I am a young photographer in the making. I am 14 years old and I love the feeling of having a camera in my hands. I discovered my talent last summer by just taking pictures of flowers in my backyard and editing them on my computer. I haven’t put my camera down since! Mary Kelly Felted purses • Adrian, Michigan Mary Kelly is a self-taught fiber artist. Her specialty is felted purses and pins. Each item is uniquely designed and created using merino wool. They are then embellished with a variety of materials such as feathers and beads. She also enjoys creating children’s garments. Samples of her work can be seen on her blog, (Demos: Saturday 1-4 p.m.) Kelsey Keyes Beadwork and jewelry Saline, Michigan Kelsey Keyes (pronounced like “eyes”) uses her background in science and love of the natural world to inform her artistic creations, from beaded bee colonies dripping with beaded honey and photographs of beaded objects in the “real” and natural world to flowers made from aluminum cans. She strives to mix naturalistic detail with whimsy and wonder. (Demos: Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Lorna Kipke and Megan Lunsford Mixed media • Brooklyn, Michigan We are a mother and daughter team and have been creating unique and original pieces of art for most of our lives. We love being creative using lots of different mediums. Therefore our artwork consists of a wide array of pieces from: photography, watercolors, acrylic on canvas, and mixed media collages, to hand painted totes and handbags, and handcrafted jewelry. Kevin Kwiatkowski Ceramics • Canton, Michigan I studied art at Adrian College and ceramics at Hood College in Maryland. My main focus is functional pottery, from berry bowls and tea cups to flasks and musical instruments.

LIST OF ART FAIR EXHIBITORS Susan Matych-Hager Glasswork • Adrian, Michigan I am Professor Emeritus of Music at Siena Heights University. Beadmaking is a recent passion for me. I have been very fortunate to have my work represented in the last six annual prestigious juried exhibits sponsored by the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. My beads have been published in Bead & Button, The Flow, Ornament, and Profitable Glass Quarterly magazines. (Demos: Friday 4-7 p.m.) Gwen Maxam Pottery • Britton, Michigan I’m a retired auto worker who didn’t discover the joy of playing in the mud until after retirement. I am a graduate of Adrian College and am now following my dreams. Connie McComb-Brown Digital art and printmaking Adrian, Michigan Connie McComb-Brown has been a portrait photographer in Lenawee County for over 28 years. Currently she teaches digital photography and art history classes for Jackson Community College. She has traveled to Korea and Japan and around the U.S. teaching the trade. Sharon K Miller Jewelry • Tecumseh, Michigan A graduate of Adrian College with a double major in art and journalism, Sharon K Miller creates her jewelry from semi-precious gems, glass and metal beads, crystals, and colored wire. She enjoys finding new bead options wherever she travels. Her jewelry business makes an interesting counterpoint to her profession as a graphic designer for a magazine publishing company. Mary Molnar Mixed-media painting Clarkston, Michigan Mary Molnar is a lover of words, humanity enthusiast, and polka-dot aficionado. After graduating from Adrian College in May 2011, Molnar now resides in her mother’s basement in Clarkston and spends her days staying up too late, talking to her cat, and continuing on her path to enlightenment through artistic expression ... and loving every minute of it. (Demos: Saturday 1-4 p.m.) David Montie Pencil Sketching • Adrian, Michigan When I first started it was just a hobby I enjoyed. As time passed and I grew as an artist I realized it was not only my passion but also my career. My goal is to bring my art to life so as you gaze into one of my pieces you feel like you are a part of the sketch. Kimberly Myers-Pinkel Painting • Lake Orion, Michigan Kimberly Myers-Pinkel earned a BFA from Eastern Michigan

University and has studied figurative drawing with Sari Khoury at Central Michigan University. She works in a variety of mediums, recently primarily in acrylic painting and monoprints. Her use of minimal color balances with intricate textures and brush work. Jeffrey O’Connor Coloring books • Adrian, Michigan I create fun and unique coloring for ages 10 and up. Geometric and symmetric designs are all hand designed and not computer generated. Custom framed or laminated drawings are available. You can use your name, your kids’ or grandkids’ names, or school or business names. Gail Palpant Painting • Adrian, Michigan After 40 years of painting, Gail Palpant can be found in her Adrian based studio creating mostly portraits for her clients. She has a combined style of impression and realism and her passion encompasses the capturing of human emotion, the excitement of color, and the beauty of God’s creation. (Demos: Saturday 4-7 p.m.) Paul Palpant Pottery • Adrian, Michigan Paul Palpant retired in 2010. He has been actively participating in the Community Clay Program at Adrian College since then. Having never taken an art class before in his life, he was challenged by his wife to use the other side of his mathematical brain. Jo Peck Painting • Adrian, Michigan I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember. I started painting about 20 years ago. I chose acrylics because the colors are so vibrant and the medium is “forgiving.” Flowers are my passion and to be able to put that beauty on canvas is an astonishing process. I’m constantly learning and trying new techniques to bring that beauty to life. Holly Perez Spraypaint art • Adrian, Michigan I am a 15-year-old artist who does spraypaint and graffiti art and loves to dance. (Demos: Ongoing.) Amy Philp Ceramics • Adrian, Michigan After teaching high school English for 30 years, Amy Philp is enjoying retirement by exploring ceramic sculpture at Adrian College. (Demos: Friday 4-7 p.m.) Christopher Reed Ceramics • Hillsdale, Michigan Christopher recently graduated from Adrian College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art. For the last two years he has been primarily working with slip cast porcelain vessels with strong geometric

design. Christopher is a teaching assistant for Adrian College and recently worked at Interlochen Center for the Arts. (Demos: Saturday 1-4 p.m.) Jim & Chris Rickner Gemstone jewelry Hudson, Michigan We have a lapidary set up in the garage and have been cutting and polishing stones for the past several years. Rough stones have been purchased from estate sales, gem shows, individuals and over the internet from all over the world. We purchase whole rocks and slabs. Each is unique, never knowing what a stone will look like till cut. Teri Ritter Jewelry • Dexter, Michigan Teri Ritter is an emerging artist in textile arts focusing on Kumihimo jewelry. Teri has an eye for color and composition. Having great respect for the history of the art of Kumihimo, Teri takes great pride in ensuring every piece is a work of art. Lorraine K. Rush Glass beads and jewelry Ottawa Lake, Michigan I love melting glass and creating beads that I can add to nearly anything. Glass as a medium is limitless and I am intent on exploring the possibilities. David Schamberger Photography • Adrian, Michigan David Schamberger received his BFA in photography from Siena Heights University in 2009. His senior art show was a documentation project on local farming. He has participated in Art-A-Licious for the past three years. David is available to photograph weddings, senior portraits, and family portraits. Vicki Schmucker Photography • Blissfield, Michigan Vicki Schmucker is a photographer with The Daily Telegram. In addition, she and Lad Strayer work together in a photography business called wePhoto. Jill Shaffer Painting • Adrian, Michigan Jill Shaffer is a longtime artist whose primary media include pastel, oil and watercolor. he belongs to several area arts organizations and has been honored at shows in Texas, Jackson, and Adrian. Barb Shoun Jewelry • Sylvania, Ohio What started out as a hobby turned me into a bead addict. I have been doing shows for about seven years to keep the addiction going. All my pieces are one-of-akind designs. I use only quality findings and semi-precious stones, pearls, crystals, and also make many pieces with polymer clay.

Carolyn Siler Watercolors • Adrian, Michigan Carolyn Marsai Siler is enjoying art after retirement from a career as an Occupational Therapist. She specializes in pastels but also enjoys watercolors, pencil drawings and oil painting. She is known for her portrait work, still life and landscape pieces. Carolyn has lived in Adrian since 1971. Lynn Southward Woodturning and woodworking Palmyra, Michigan I am a cabinet maker who has evolved into an artist — someone who loves woodworking and creating beautiful art out of wood. Even though my “day job” is owner of Southward Custom Wood Products in Blissfield, my preference is woodturning using both Michigan woods and exotics from all over the world. (Demos: Saturday 1-4 p.m.) Lad Strayer Digital photography Adrian, Michigan Lad Strayer is a photographer with The Daily Telegram. In addition, he and Vicki Schmucker work together in a photography business called wePhoto. Ben Suydam Photography • Adrian, Michigan I enjoy living the better part of my life through the viewfinder of my camera; there is something about capturing a photograph that keeps my soul alive and motivated. I have been photographing for about 5 years now and currently attend WCC in Ann Arbor. The name of my photo business is STIL (Spread The Inner Love) Photography, which is what I intend to do with my photographic work. Thomas Thiery Painting • Adrian, Michigan Thomas Thiery is a native of Indiana and the Chicago area. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and worked for a number of years in the illustration studio of Stephens, Biondi, DeCicco. He also graduated from Western Michigan University and received a masters’ degree in art from Eastern Michigan University. (Demos: Saturday 4-7 p.m.) Carlos Tobar Oil on canvas • Adrian, Michigan I am a graphic artist, a painter, and a printer residing in Adrian, Michigan. I enjoy oil painting and working in my press studio on wood blocks. (Demos: Friday 4-7 p.m.) Mary Tomell Painting • Adrian, Michigan Mary received her BFA from Siena Heights University in 1978 and has continued to pursue artistic endeavors ever since. Her favorite subjects for painting are animals and nature in general.

Simon Tomell Forged ironwork • Adrian, Michigan Simon has been blacksmithing for over 8 years and is currently in his fifth season as the blacksmith at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. His work ranges from functional ironworks such as fire pokers to sculptural works to jewelry. Dallas Walter Fabric art Adrian, Michigan Dallas Walter and Patti Studnicka have been tie-dying and handdying t-shirts, scarves and other items for two years. They have participated in the Adrian Farmers Market and vendored at small music festivals. They enjoy experimenting with a wide variety of colors, patterns and designs. Craig Weatherby Glass • Adrian, Michigan I blow glass using the traditional Venetian technique. I make hollow forms and solid sculpture. All my work possesses an environmental theme. Scott Weaver Ceramics Horton, Michigan I grew up working, from age 10 until 40, as a stone mason, then studied tile making for four years at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit. Began working as a full time tile maker in 2001. Our studio is located in an 1870’s post and beam barn, which we disassembled, moved two miles, then restored using period lumber and hardware. (Demos: Saturday 4-7 p.m.) Cornelia Wende Jewelry and wooden wall hangings Ann Arbor, Michigan My work has always been inspired by my immediate environment where I find material for unique jewelry. The designs showcase the variety and beauty of nature as well as its fragility. My jewelry pieces are all individually designed and handmade by me. Besides natural materials I use sterling silver, sine silver, copper and bronze. Char-Lene Wilkins 3-D fabric birds and fabric bags (purses) •Adrian, Michigan Char-Lene Wilkins is a retired high school teacher who is indulging in her fantasy to be an artist. Steve Wright and Mark Wagar Glasswork • Riga, Michigan Steve and Mark create sculptural works of art within the medium of glass. We have combined both of our ideas and talents to produce our artwork. Scott Woerner Mirrors • Adrian, Michigan I have displayed only at Art-ALicious and my senior year at Siena and am looking forward to display-

ing more often. I have new ideas for mirrors and look forward to displaying them in 2013. Larry Yoakum Ceramics and wood Adrian, Michigan I took ceramics while at Adrian High School and while attending Siena Heights University from 1977-81. After a 30-year hiatus doing construction work, I returned to pursue ceramics, taking another class at Siena last year.

GROUP EXHIBITS Adrian College Art and Design Department Mixed media • Adrian, Michigan The Art and Design Department at Adrian College will present a range of media including ceramics, painting, metals, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, fibers, digital media, and photography by selected alumni. AC’s art curriculum is sensitive to preparing students for careers in the arts including design and photography, art therapy, illustration, arts management, art education, and arts entrepreneurship. Adrian Public Schools Visual Arts Mixed media • Adrian, Michigan The goal of the visual arts in APS is to insure all students have a foundation and experience in the creative process allowing them to explore, reflect and observe the culture, history and techniques of the art world, applying this knowledge to their daily lives. Proceeds will benefit APS visual arts programs through the Adrian Schools Educational Foundation. (Demos: Ongoing.) Bead Therapy Group Beading • Adrian, Michigan The Bead Therapy Group is a group of women and a few men who have been taking classes from bead artist CJ Bauschka. Learning the art of off-loom bead weaving, each student creates their own style and all work is one of a kind. Hidden Beauty contestants Photography This booth features entries from the Art-A-Licious "Hidden Beauty" photography contest featuring downtown Adrian buildings. SHU’s Finest Adrian, Michigan Artistic selection was made by teaching faculty of the Siena Heights University Visual Arts Program. The selections represent “SHU’s Finest.” We are proud to have selected work that represents our top students, BFA candidates, faculty and alumni. Ceramics, painting, sculpture, printmaking and mixedmedium pieces are showcased. A portion of each sale will be donated to the SHU afterschool arts program.


Author of Jane Wheel mysteries will speak, sign newest book at Adrian Public Library

‘Art Beyond Borders’ exhibit to be displayed during Art-A-Licious

he Adrian Public Library is pleased to host mystery author Sharon Fiffer, author of the Jane Wheel mystery series, during Art-A-Licious. Fiffer will meet fans and sign copies of her newest book at 1 p.m. Saturday. Fiffer did not begin her writing career as a mystery author. She only found her inner Nancy Drew after co-editing three acclaimed collections of literary memoirs. “I was spending two weeks at Ragdale, an artist’s colony in Lake Forest, Illinois, beginning AT A GLANCE work on my own collection of stories based on Mystery author growing up in and around my parents’ tavern, The Sharon Fiffer will E Z Way Inn,” Fiffer explains. “Looking around my meet fans and sign quiet room in this beautiful Arts and Crafts house on copies of her the prairie, I started playing around with a ‘what-if’ newest book, scenario, and, by the end of the day, I had written “Lucky Stuff,” at the first 20 pages of ... something ... which I was call1 p.m. Saturday, ing ‘Stuff’ and which later, almost entirely Sept. 22, at the unchanged, became the first chapter of ‘Killer Stuff.‘ Adrian Public Besides her mystery novels. Fiffer’s short stories Library. have been published in several literary magazines. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband.

rt is the universal language. In a world of nearly 7 billion people, it’s easy to find differences. Discover how we all have something in common — the desire to express ourselves with art. This eye-opening exhibit will change the way you see the world. It features 24 paintings from the Art Beyond Borders collection that show how art defies the barriers of language and time, of culture and economics. Art Beyond Borders is being brought to Adrian through a partnership between Adrian Public Schools, the Adrian Public Library, Siena Heights University, Adrian College and Art-A-Licious.


Tour the Art Discovery trail with Ken Thompson ondering about the new sculptures you see in downtown Adrian? Ken Thompson from the Midwest Sculpture Initiative will tell you all about them in a tour that starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Adrian Public Library. Funding for the displays was made possible through the Maurice and Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation and the Fee Estate Trust Fund and supported by the Adrian Public Library, Adrian Parks & Recreation and the Adrian Downtown Development Authority. Besides bringing beauty and interest to Adrian’s

Wild Swan Theater presents ‘Frog and Toad’ nn Arbor-based Wild Swan Theater will present “Frog and Toad” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Adrian Public Library, in a magical experience for children in pre-K through second grade. Frog and Toad, two of children’s author Arnold Lobel’s most beloved characters, show how good friends help each other through thick and thin, cheering each other through the hard times and celebrating life’s joys. Join Frog and Toad as they greet spring, plant a garden, and share a basket of cookies. Wild Swan Theater has been delighting family audiences since 1980 with performances that blend





downtown, the sculptures are for sale. The sculpture pictured here is also the subject of this year’s Art-A-Licious T-shirt, designed by David Montie. The city of Adrian is working with a group of volunteers to raise money to purchase the sculpture and keep it on permanent display in the courtyard behind Adrian City Hall.

Curious about roller derby? The Adrian Raging Rollers will put on a “basics of roller derby” demonstration during

Art-A-Licious at 7 p.m. Friday along West Maumee Street. Learn about the sport, the skills involved in gameplay, and more.

storytelling, movement, and music into magical, accessible experiences. The troupe is nationally known for its ingenious artistry, its innovative

Each player has a different derby name and persona, and the club will offer derby-related art experiences all

audience accessibly program, and its projects for participants with disabilities. To learn more, visit

weekend. Stop by and learn about this interesting and unique recreational activity!

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES My Adventure Theater returns to Art-A-Licious

Wilson Foundation Stage puts local youth in the spotlight


For roughly the last 35 years of her life, Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson was a steady participant, friend and supporter of the arts in Tecumseh. She particularly believed in furthering the music education for local youth and

Photo by Sydney Wlodyka


About the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation

Cast members from the Croswell Opera House’s production of “Annie” perform on the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation stage during the 2011 Art-A-Licious festival in downtown Adrian. taught violin lessons until well into her 80s. The Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation is dedicated to supporting music and the performing arts. Since

Spinning, weaving and other crafts from the past will be on display in the Lost Arts area at Art-A-Licious. This year’s Lost Arts exhibitors include Doris Brzezicki demonstrating weaving and spinning, Richard Brzezicki showing his stained glass, Barb DeLosSantos demonstrating how to make homemade soap, Beverly Larsen knitting on her 1880s vintage circular sock-knitting machine, and Martie Lubinski demonstrating the art of spinning wool.

her death in 2001, the foundation has continued to carry out her wishes. Learn more about the foundation at

It’s become an Art-A-Licious tradition: On Saturday night, as artists pack up their tents and the festival winds up for another year, kids and parents pull up their lawn chairs and blankets and settle in to watch a movie on a giant outdoor screen. This year’s free family movie is a 2011 animated film about a clever fairy-tale cat, featuring the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris. The movie, to be shown on North Main Street on the Croswell Opera House’s outdoor screen, starts at sunset and runs 90 minutes. Chairs and blankets are recommended.


EMPTY BOWLS Art doesn’t have to be just for people! Pi Benio, Courtney Brayman and Amara Karapas will make and decorate dog bowls throughout Art-A-Licious as a fundraiser for the Humane Society. Personalized bowls are available as well.

Historic buildings: A walking tour Peter Barr, professor of art history at Siena Heights University, will lead a two-hour walking tour of Adrian’s Dennis and State Streets historic district during Art-A-Licious on Saturday, Sept. 22. The tour will begin inside the Lenawee County Historical Museum at

Shelly Smith leads children in a My Adventure Theater performance at Art-A-Licious in 2011.

Wrap up the weekend with a free family movie

Lost Arts practitioners return

y Adventure Theater, a Mason-based company run by Siena Heights University alumna Shelly Smith, will return to Art-A-Licious this year for more theatrical fun! My Adventure Theater brings over 15 years of performance and children’s theater experience to this event. The Youth activities at stage is Art-A-Licious are handicap sponsored by the accessible Adrian Kiwanis Club and the troupe can accommodate special needs as well. Young performers will be led by a group of award-winning, trained professionals who value family and excellence. Shows will be offered at several times throughout Saturday afternoon.

Photo by Sydney Wlodyka

rt-A-Licious invites young people from ages 5 to 18 to perform on the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation stage at the festival. The stage will have a new location and a new look this year. It will be an 8-foot by 12-foot platform with an 18-inch rise, and it will be located on North Main Street near Sauce Italian Grill and Pub. Performers will include Rio Doyle, Charlie Southwell, the Slupe Sisters, actors from the cast of “Annie,” the Adrian High School Jazz Band and the Madison Performing Arts Club. Individuals or groups who would like an opportunity to sing, play an instrument, dance or perform a talent on stage in a fun, low-pressure setting can contact Julie Dolan at jdolan@ or 517-266-4523. The stage is sponsored by the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation, which supports music and performing arts education in Lenawee County.

1 p.m. and will focus on the key architectural features of 10 different house styles in the district. Along the way, Barr will also discuss Adrian’s rich history and some of the people who made the city prosperous. Wear comfortable shoes.

PLAY THE ADRIAN HIGH SCHOOL ART HISTORY MINI-GOLF COURSE At the end of last year Andrea Miller’s and Ryan Bills’ art and design classes at Adrian High School created an art history putt-putt course. Nine holes from the course will add to the festivities at Art-A-Licious. Each hole is designed around a famous artist, including Monet, Picasso, Warhol and Dali. The putt-putt course is fully functional, and visitors can pick up clubs (provided by Goodwill) at the information tent at the Four Corners.

ENTERTAINMENT Maumee Street Stage features diverse range of entertainers The following entertainers will perform on the Maumee Street Stage at Art-A-Licious, located near the Adrian Public Library on East Maumee Street and in front of the food and beer tent. FRIDAY 4:30 p.m.: Various international dancers by The Dance Center. 5:30 p.m.: Uprizin (Caribbean steel band). 6:30 p.m.: Ellas Band (Greek music). 7:30 p.m.: The Diggers (Irish band). 8:40 p.m.: Los Hermanos Villegas (Tejano music).

The Chosen Phew

The Croswell Opera House will present two shows during Art-A-Licious weekend!

Los Hermanos Villegas

SATURDAY 10 a.m.: Adrian High School Marching Band. Cynthia 11 a.m.: Keith Kaay Bennett Dalton (harmonica). Noon: Rhythm Dance Crew. 12:30 p.m.: Lady Blues Choir. 1:30 p.m.: Encore Dance Studio. 2 p.m.: The Chosen Phew (barbershop singers). 3 p.m.: The Tecumseh Fiddlers. 4 p.m.: Cynthia Kaay Bennett (jazz singer) and band. 5:30 p.m.: Alias (classic rock). 6:30 p.m.: The Dan Kesterke Band. 8 p.m.: Mid Lyfe Crysis (classic rock).

It’s a full weekend at the Croswell!

The Rat Pack Lounge Mid Lyfe Crysis

The Tecumseh Fiddlers

The Diggers

Having left some unfinished business back on Earth, Frank, Dean and Sammy are sent by God to make good on an unfulfilled promise to Vic, the owner of the Rat Pack Lounge. Together, the boys have one night to make things right. Includes more than 30 hits such as “My Way,” “What Kind of Fool Am I,” “Everybody Loves Somebody” and more. Dates: Sept. 21 (3 p.m.), Sept. 22 (8 p.m.), Sept. 23 (3 p.m.), Sept. 28 (8 p.m.), Sept, 29 (8 p.m.), Sept. 30 (3 p.m.) Admission: $28 (adult), $25 (students/seniors), $15 (children)

The Irish Comedy Tour

International Night: Friday, Sept. 21 Tickets: $10 for five tastes. Serving time: 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy food and music from around the world and different regions of the United States in a celebration of diversity that coincides with International Day of Peace! Participating restaurants include Ahmos, Big Boy, the Governor Croswell Tea Room, the Hathaway House, Puerto Mex Latino Grill, Sauce Italian Grill and Pub, and WOW Cafe and Wingery. Plus enjoy a night of international music and dance on our Maumee Street stage!

The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh trio. These comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, have appeared on The Bob & Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, and many more networks and venues. Don’t miss the hilarity as they tear apart as well as validate all of those Irish myths and stereotypes. One show only: Sept. 21 (9 p.m.) Admission: $19 (main floor), $16 (balcony). To purchase tickets: ■ Visit the box office at

129 E. Maumee St., Adrian ■ Call 517-264-SHOW ■ Go to

Art-A-Licious 2012 festival program  

This is a promotional piece for the 2012 Art-A-Licious festival in downtown Adrian.

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