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the Director There’s No Place Like Home During tornado season in Michigan, sirens go off at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month, reminding us to have a safety plan in place. This past year, the COVID pandemic came through like a tornado, destroying our sense of normalcy and leaving a changed landscape in its wake. Wizard-of-Oz style, it felt like our homes were picked up, spun through the air and set down in a strange land we had to learn to navigate together.

Here in Michigan, we know what to do in a tornado. We hunker down,

There were no sirens this time.

we take shelter and use the supplies that we have to stay safe.

This was not a drill…

When I think back about actual tornadoes I experienced as a child

But it was a test.

I don't really remember being afraid. Oddly enough, I have some

COVID tested every aspect of our lives, and it tested every

fond memories of what we did while waiting out the storms.

industry. To say COVID rocked the art show community in 2020 is

Just maybe we’ll look back on our time of sheltering in place

an understatement. It affected everyone in different ways. Some of our favorite artists had to stop doing what they love and take on different jobs in order to pay the bills.

during COVID and find a bright side as well. I cannot sugarcoat the past 16 months, but hopefully somewhere in there we all slowed down, and enjoyed the small things that

Amazingly enough, there were those who, while home, seized

can get trampled by hectic life. For many of us creative types, that

the opportunity to start creating and making — something they

meant more time to make what we love.

only dreamed they would have the time or heart to be able to do

Whatever YOU make, hopefully you made more of it this past

before the pandemic.

year. The art of making is special, and now that Plymouth Art In The Park is back — let’s applaud, celebrate and support these makers, artists, chefs, ceramicists, musicians and jewelers who made it through! The majority of them have been in survival mode and are thrilled to return! Right now, it kinda feels like we are Munchkins coming out after a house fell on us … but it sure feels good to see in color again.

Raychel Rork Director - Art In The Park

16435 Franklin Northville, MI 48168

734-716-0783

THE OFFICIAL GUIDE OF PLYMOUTH ART IN THE PARK BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ROCK, PLYMOUTH'S NEWS AND LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE. The Rock is a product of Journeyman Publishing, which assumes no liability or responsibility for any inaccurate, delayed or incomplete information. KURT KUBAN, Publisher | SCOTT BUIE, Advertising Director WENSDY VON BUSKIRK, Editorial Director | JENNY PEARSALL, Creative Director


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Artist Listing by Media Artist Name

Booth #

ART W E AR Bourque, Tammy 506,507 Britt, Dylan 223,224 Bush, Tina 558 Christman, Landria 720,721 Cleaver, Kerry 726,727 Cumming, Cindy 573 DePaulis, Becky 113 Ehrenfeld, Lauren 875,876 Fitzgerald, Emily 444 Franklin, Heather 105 Golden, Mike 532 Hawkins, Leslie 868,869 Keller, Kate 234 Koral, Gary 403 Laamanen, Matthew 402 McCalvin, Joy 342 Mutkus, Lysette 408 Penny, Joy 425 Petrarca, Laura 832 Reese, Linda 211,212 Slack, Kaitlin 126 Ulsh, Meredith 100 Van Gorp, Debbie 237 Van Tonder, Grant, Patti, Ana 240 Vinson, Shirleigh 246 Watson, Beverly 430 Wiley, Lisa 764,765,768 Wilsher, Donnamaria 560,561

BATH & BO DY Austin, Angelica Bowser, Allison Crew, Kayci Crouch, LeAnn Davidson, Robin Eff, Ryann Geister, Diane Hoehn, Pamela McKenzie, Wyatt, Dawn Roza, Kathleen Vukovits, Lisa

101 215 120 462 127 242 317 231 117 248 493

BO DY ART Belisario, Chris Diehl, Carol McCall, Jennifer Shah, Hiral

FI B E R 109 717 848 53

C AN D L E S Beckley, Marie Fleckenstein, Anna McCallum, Anthony

745,746 866 823

Burton, Robin Cocco, Carla Dewey, Janice Dioum, Astou Herrera, Patty Hoover, Debbie Kenny, Diane Konn, Gina Leonhard, Jai Lincoln, Jon McLaughlin, Sawai Mizzi, Kathleen Moore, Lucy Nunes, Aline Paige, Kelly Pelc, Jason Persa, Jeff Soret, Alicia Villaclara, Veronica

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Arndt, Michael 834 Calhoun, Michael 426 Village Potters Guild 496,497 Cherry Hill Potters Guild 609,610,611,612,613 Schmidt, Douglas 225

C LO C K S 239

D IG ITAL ART Miller, Aaron

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D R AWI N G Burton, Jodi Deighan, Chris Jahraus, Jon Laporte, Chris McKelvey, Brian Pecchia, Megan Powers, Linda Sewell, Anita Wennersten, Jay Wittekindt, Owen

Carling, Deb Duszynski, Joy Fenn, Dan Harr, Bobby Harris, Grace Kehr, Tracy Megdall, Stan Niner, Rod Smith, Tessa Surowiec, Daedra Wilde, Danny

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CERAMICS & P OT TE RY

Ross, Bob

GLASS

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FO LK ART Baker, Marian Headrick, Dustin Lewis, Shannon

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Albrecht, Fred Atkinson, Joanne Colaizzi, Sherry Eatmon, Katie Fideli, Lou Fortuna, Aleksa Gardner, Tye Harlin, Matthew Hill, John Jutzi, Tim Meyers, Kim Miles, John Mitchell, Dana Moore, Ashley O'Connor, Derek Post, Rich Rickey, Guillermina Sacco, Richard Shumate, Lee Skerratt, Nicolette Terpstra, Paul Trump, Jennifer Vigoa, Miriam Wastcoat, Constance

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Ambriz, Jennifer Bernadsky, Julia Berton, Sean Bizonova, Helena Bonardi, Michael Brand, Susie Brown, Nita & Leah Bundesen, Charise Chatas, Christine Collick, Susan Copeland, Laurie Cullen, Jessica Davis, Cathy Devolska, Hanna Farinango, Jose

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Gollhardt, Karen 249 Hanna, Erika 533 Hernandez, Humberto 307 Hoekstra, Emma 210 Iglesias, Carlos 245 Jalsa, Annie 103 Kesterson, Roxann 243 Lyons, Sarah 850 Mackellar, Hugh 220 Macklin, Scott 311 Madjar, Shandor 806 Manning, Rhonda 333 McFadden, Ann 495 McGraw, Merlys 874 Miao, Sharon 833 Mitchell, Dana 456 Moore, Mary Kay 523 Osterhoudt, Linda 756 Pizzini, Gerri 817,818 Ragan, April 114,115 Ross, Terry 207 Schultz, Rachael 135 Slaven, Mark 804 Soret, Dorene 526 Spampinato, Yvonne 822 Spry, Bob & Sharon 580 Sugg-Santoro, Diane Rose 504 Trisko, Robert 704,705 Veremis, Tad 415 Vinsant, Jayne 725 Wagman, David 841 Ware, Karin 744 Weinreb, Barbara 716 Will, Viniecia 130 Ziegler, Bart 252

Rhoney, Kim Scarbrough, Wendy Spraul, Barbara K Strassberg, Valerie Wang, Maggie Wright, Stacey

PAP E R Clem, Mike Doroshewitz, Tammy Patel, Gatika Stidham-Reid, Marlene Stenzel, Kelly Tank, Aimee Whittenberger, Deborah

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M E TAL Abraham, David 439 Anders, Malachi 450,451 Ashley, Rachelle 600 Barkley, R. Dean & Gloria 830 Cook, James & Sharra 918 Galbraith, Dallas 574 Johnson, David 470 Moeggenberg, Judy 460,461 Northrop, Alan 458 Povinelli, Alfred 556 Reeser, Jaron 358 White, Janet 829

M I X E D M E D IA Hilton, Katja King, Doug Klapper, Melissa Wilkinson, Lori Williams, Betsy

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PAI N TI N G Bridges, Sarah Bull, Jean Cassidy Wood, Denise Cilluffo, Joe Domzal, Paulette Hojnacki, Marge Jellema, Ruth Kim, Sang Man Lanzilotti, Jennifer Lieber, Teesha Love, Hailey Lynch, Theresa Mancina, Alexander McGee, Melvin Melchiode, Margery Moughler, Carolyn Ravenna, Laura

K I DS Cycholl, Brittany 407 Daley, Sarah 865 Distel, Anna 471,472 Erdmann, Cathy & Warren 102 Haney, Debbie 743 Lary, Dan 73 Spencer, LaSean 107

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PET Darcy, Donald & Bonnie 413 Jackson, Lisa 349,350 Lawson, Julie 491,492 Maioriello, Daniel 141

P H OTOG R AP H Y Ahern, Chris 405 Bosker, Paul 761 Doane, Chris 824 Doherty, Chris 517 Hart, Shannon 531 Huyser-Honig, Steven 808,809 Kaulins, Jan 700 Keuvelaar, John 241 Kimmet, Tiffany & Jason 754 Lamers, Michael 508,509 Owens, Noreen 208 Schwartzenberger, Chad 604 Steed, Eric 873 Tanner, Deborah & George 563 Victoria, Gerard 401

WOO D Clevenger, David Davis, James Ryan Finerman, Dan Gustafson, Dennis Johnson, Bobby Linn, Robert Majtara, Trevis Milarch, Mike Pomo, Mandy Rhoades, Roberta Sible, Jennifer Sisolak, Karen Small, Oliver Smith, John & Laurie Smith, Judy Sturk, Bob Sumpter, Sid Ward, Joseph

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SCU LP TU R E Abdelnour, Sam 332 Anderson, Troy 581 Fedor, Gwen 566 Goddard, Larissa 363 Heekin, Kevin 319 Hildenbrandt, Chris 819 MacKillop, Thad & Cathy 443 Pivinski, Tracy 778 Povinelli, Amy 338,339 Stephens, Dan 837 Sumpter, Steven 494

S IG N S Austin, Joyce 340 Dayvault, Laurie & Lee 715 Matthews, William Vivien 133,134 Mohr, Karri 741,742 Whittaker, Andrew 355 Wolfe, Jeff 359

YAR D & GAR D E N Anderson, Katie Brown, Tiffany Cantrell, Dale Clover, Brent Rapaich, Diane Thompson, Nina

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Artist Spotlights

MEGAN PECCHIA Plymouth artist goes ‘wild’ with charcoal and old books

Adam Burns Middle schooler takes spray paint to another galaxy

By Tim Smith

Locals who entertain thoughts of going on a big game hunt someday should visit Plymouth’s Megan Pecchia at Art in the Park. Pecchia’s “wild” charcoal drawings of elephants, caribou, zebras, moose and more will be out in the open to be snagged. For a price, of course. “My husband (Zach) and I traveled to Africa to get inspiration and take pictures,” said Pecchia, 31. “Growing up in Minnesota we’d go camping in the Boundary Waters so we’d see a lot of moose, a lot of animals.” Also part of Pecchia’s gallery will be drawings of trees, flowers, horses, owls and her favorite one yet, of a strolling peacock. Pecchia called it “a happy accident” to pair her artistic vision and lifelong love of the outdoors with a stack of soon-to-be discarded books, which she uses for her canvass. “I’ve always liked to draw on anything I can get my hands on, even growing up,” said Pecchia, whose home studio is called Megan Serene Art. “And one day, we were cleaning out our house and

we had a stack of books we were going to get rid of. I just started to kind of draw on them.” Art in the Park patrons will get to see up close just how unusual Pecchia’s creations are. She arranges open books into a pattern, sketches a rudimentary outline over those exposed pages (her charcoal drawing of an elephant, for example, is fastened to a grouping of 10 books) and begins filling in the details. Once the drawing is completed, a coat of adhesive spray is applied to make sure the charcoal doesn’t smudge and to keep books from shifting. Finally, a sturdy backing is delicately attached. “For the art fair we are trying to figure out how to put up some Plexiglass, because there’s probably some cotton candy fingers that want to touch them,” Pecchia said, with a laugh. “We’re trying to find out a way to protect them a little bit.” And if she makes a mistake early in the process? “That’s the good thing about the books is you can turn the page” and re-do a specific section.

Pecchia finds old books wherever she can – including some donated by the Plymouth District Library – to have her “canvas” from which to draw her exquisitely detailed depictions of wildlife and nature. When mapping out a drawing, she attempts to use numerous copies of a particular book to give a piece of work uniformity. “I try to do that, but I’ve also done pieces where they’re completely random books,” Pecchia said. “Different sizes, different colored pages. Some are more bright white, some are a little bit aged.” Pecchia’s love of drawing began during childhood, but it wasn’t until opening her home studio in 2019 that she got into art as a full-time occupation instead of a hobby. Well, almost full-time. She’s also a new mom -- the couple’s first child, daughter Maisy, was born in early March. It was her husband (who handles the business end of things) and friends who kept encouraging her about the drawings and saw wider potential for them. You can find her in Booth #601.

Adam Burns is part artist and part magician. How the 12-year-old Plymouth Township resident transforms mundane art materials and items from around the house into colorful, spectacular works suitable for framing is something to behold. It indeed could be a magic trick. For example, he uses a Frisbee to stencil a larger planet onto a sheet of white cardboard and then traces a smaller planet using the cap of a spray paint can. From there, he layers different colors of paint and presses crumpled up newspaper onto the circular clumps – after lifting up the paper, the process reveals a textured, mottled effect. “You can see, maybe a galaxy or a streak of light in the background,” said Adam, pointing out features of one of about 30 paintings he will have on display at Art in the Park’s Kids Booth. “I spray-painted dark

green here, and a lighter green here and yellow here. “If you spray-paint white over it and a little bit of black here, and then put some (crinkled) newspaper over it it gets that (mottled) kind of effect.” The East Middle School student became interested in spray-paint art about two years ago, after his dad, Russ Burns, invited him to decorate potato guns (made out of PVC pipe) for a friend’s Halloween party. “He (Russ) just let him paint them and decorate them however he wanted,” said Adam’s mom, Kara Burns. “His first artwork was blobs of paint. Then he started watching You Tube videos and learned this technique here.” Before long, the youngster was all in on what he calls a “cool hobby and pastime.” Whether or not Adam decides to take his craft to the next level, and possibly even make a career

out of it, remains to be seen. In the near term will be his experience at Art in the Park, getting encouragement and pointers from within the public square. Yet he is somewhat nervous about what kind of reaction and feedback he’ll get from those who stop by his booth during one of the state’s biggest and mostrenowned art fairs. He is looking forward to “seeing people, telling me how I can improve, because I know not all of my spray paintings are perfect and I want to learn how to make them better and better.” He also is thinking about turning his hard work into a cookie jar’s worth of savings that then would be donated to his family’s church, Ward Evangelical Presbyterian in Northville Township. Paintings likely will be available for $10 and $20, with the latter including a frame. Find Adam's booth in Kellogg Park!


Entertainment Abounds at Plymouth Art In The Park How we’ve missed live performance this past year! Art In The Park has always celebrated entertainers along with visual artists and this year is no different. Watch for fun, quirky, exotic performances all three days. Here’s a look at some of what you’ll see:

JOHN DAVIS, VIBRAPHONE

ROOTS VIBRATIONS This musical force provides just the right vibe for the festival with their authentic reggae-style tunes. Made up of members from the exotic islands of the Caribbean and the funky streets of Detroit, they bring positive roots music to Plymouth Art In The Park’s main stage. LOCATION: Corner of Ann Arbor Trail and Forest Ave.

As you stroll through Art In The Park you’ll likely hear the unique sounds of a vibraphone, and see bubbles drifting through the air. Follow them to VibemanJohn. John Davis has performed for 45 years, playing everything from R&B and Latin to reggae and funk. He’s known for wearing bright colors and letting kids take over the mallets to play along. We’re thrilled to have him back at Plymouth Art In The Park! LOCATION: Booth #255, Main and Wing St.

GEORGE TAIT, LIVING STATUE With all of the action swirling around him, how does George Tait stand still for so long? That’s the question that runs through everyone’s mind as they marvel at

JOHN PARK, COMEDY JUGGLING SHOW This uber talented performer gets audiences aroar over clever juggling and visual routines set to music. Spinning plates, flying marshmallows, scarf dancing, a water routine and a unicycle are all involved — as well as the occasional audience volunteer! LOCATION: Kellogg Park

this Living Statue. See if you can spot him in his trademark silver paint and stylish suit as he brings his unique brand of performance to Plymouth Art In The Park. LOCATION: COMPASS (Center of Main Street and Ann Arbor Trail)

LIVING MURAL Kristen Dillenbeck Zipp of Portland, Ore. (formerly of Canton) combines her love of

body painting and murals to create unique 3-dimensional work. This will be her 11th year at Art In The Park incorporating canvas, paint and live human figures into an amazing piece that’s sure to turn heads all weekend long. LOCATION: Booth #500, Ann Arbor Trail and Main

MY ADVENTURE THEATRE Kids take center stage with My Adventure Theater — literally! Look for the red tent filled with princesses, pirates and knights in shining armor, and you’ll find

entertainment, as well as the chance for your child to become a star! This interactive theatre troupe is an Art In The Park favorite, back by popular demand. LOCATION: Kellogg Park

CHALK MURAL Witness a stunning chalk mural take shape as artist Erin Dillenbeck and D&M Studio work on a masterpiece before

your eyes! The street art demonstration will be sketched with chalk onto the pavement and will be a work in progress throughout Art In The Park. LOCATION: Main and Penniman


Thank You Volunteers & Sponsors Art In The Park couldn’t happen without you! It takes around 100 volunteers to put on this event, from setup to teardown. They are here around the clock day and night. From working the Information Booths to running the kids mural this is a rigorous labor of love and we are so thankful to enjoy the weekend with this hard working crew! I would especially like to thank my right hand, Kathy Dryja, for helping make Art In The Park so exceptional. You are a meticulous powerhouse and there’s no one else I would rather have with me at the helm. We do make one hell of a team. — Raychel Rork

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