Please join us on Thursday, January 26th for Artist Invasion. Artists will be at the IQhub demonstrating their art and telling their stories about how they began their artform and what inspires them.
There will be many different mediums and methods to see such as ink drawing, painting, clay, etc. Some artists will have art sheets for visitors to take home to color and add your own touches to. It’s a great night to see many talented individuals in action. This event is part of Art Explosion 3.0, a featured exhibit that is open until February 23rd.
Come enjoy a night out to see art, talk to artists and enjoy our amazing building. Art Explosion 3.0 is presented by Mercantile Bank
Call and confirm hours of operation. Exhibit continues through February 23.
Information from Facebook event about featured artists:
Cartoon drawings, painting, sketching and etching are a few of the art forms you will see on Thursday, January 26th at Artist Invasion. There will be color sheets to take home so you can add your own touches to these artists works. Some of the artists that will be here are:
Emily Matticks – She is self-taught and has been painting for about three years. Emily does primarily acrylic paintings and is inspired by surrealist artists such as Dali and Chagall. She expresses her emotions through her art which is bold and passionate.
Dylan Macarty – Dylan started drawing in Kindergarten. He had a passion for comic books which propelled him into character art. He has been drawing fantasy, super heros and monsters most of his life. A few years ago, he started to draw abstract pictures which are his favorite. Come see what abstract picture he will be working on next.
Andrew Schultz – Andrew says, “Doodles are good for the soul!” He has created a world of original characters that are called Gercs. They are a humble and joyful bunch that appeal to both young and old, while proving that you may grow old but you never have to grow up. It will be exciting to see which character Andrew creates for Artist Invasion.
E.J. Kipp – E.J. is from St. Johns, Michigan and does wood engraving and Linocut print. “A linocut is a type of relief, or block print, and bears a lot of similarities to woodblock printing. Essentially, the artist carves an image into a linoleum (lino) block and what’s left of the block is inked and printed.” Come see his amazing work!!!
Hannah Seely – Here is Hannah’s artist statement: Urge to create. Inspiring. Passion. Movement everywhere. Admire my work. Hope. I hope that after viewers admire my work they are inspired to see movement everywhere. Slow down and take in the movement happening all around you. Hannah likes to do scratch art. She will be happy to talk to you about her art and what inspires her.
Sophie Rutkowski – Sophie is an artist from East Lansing, Michigan. She primarily works in oil and acrylic paint. While she has submitted portraits, she also paints landscapes. Sophie’s paintings will draw you in. We can’t wait to see what she is going to create the night of Artist Invasion.
Theressa Levett – Theressa is the Director of the Clinton County Arts Council. She also runs the Art and Soul Gallery in downtown St. Johns. She is a Canadian/American artist who has been painting for about 12 years. She likes to create cheerful work that brings a smile to the observer’s face and brightens their day. Theressa will be bringing in homemade clay and will be working with that. You can try working with the clay too and even take some home with you. Come see Theressa and her cheerful work.
Clifford Bohm – Cliff Bohm creates his art through welding. He has had pieces at Scrapfest in Old Town Lansing and they are amazing. We are fortunate enough to have one of those pieces at the IQhub as well as a few of his smaller pieces. Cliff will be making metal roses at Artist Invasion. It will be worth the visit to see these beautiful pieces.
Saige Levett – Having originally been an ink artist, Saige has always been drawn to the sharp lines, crunchy shapes and bold colors of graphic art, western comics and animation. However, as the years passed, she felt the limits of the medium and transitioned to becoming exclusively a digital artist. Her creativity and work is amazing. Saige will be doing some of her drawing at Artist Invasion. It will be exciting to see what she is going to create.
Please come join us from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, January 26th to be a part of an artist’s world. Talk to them, watch them work, find out what inspires them and how they got into art. It will be a wonderful night of creativity.