Art Hop

wallhangingArt Hop Night Owl – October 20

Mark your calendar and join us for an evening of shopping fun, Gourmet Pantry tastings and the opportunity to meet local artists and the Grand Ledge Art Hop, October 20, 5 – 8 pm.

Each participating downtown Grand Ledge retailer will feature a local artist who will present their works for purchase.

About the Home is pleased to host our own Dennis Kallek who brings his mixed media collage works to us. Stop by and meet Dennis in person.

Dennis served as creative director for Jacobson Stores for his illustrious career and has always been passionate about the arts. In his own words, he describes his current work as follows:

“I am not interested in viewing my work with a complicated narrative.  My fascination with collage is likely the result of my graphic design background and the experimental quality of the process.

I enjoy combining “found” bits and pieces of extraneous matter into something new.  Some of the elements may be realistic, but the result is usually an abstract composition and frequently monochromatic.  My materials are primarily sourced from European interior design and fashion magazines.

I seldom begin with a preconceived design.  However, there are frequent recurring geometric references including squares, circles, clock faces and dot patterns. I love pairs, so much of my work includes two companion pieces.  I have also found it increasingly interesting to work within a square format.

Ultimately every work becomes an experiment in juxtaposition and invention using discarded scraps and residues from everyday life.”

Enjoy the mellow sounds of our on-site musician for the evening as well.

And don’t forget to look for our Night Owl specials and be on hand for our in-store drawing. We have a host of suppliers, and we’ll do our best to find that special gift.

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