The Life of a Yooper Artist Welcome to Upper Michigan

Just a reminder that because the Nook and Cranny is a working studio  my hours can be somewhat changeable. My best days to be in are Tuesdays and Wednesdays as noted on the site, but if you see something you are interested in, have a question, would like to book a group art party for your friends please call me Renee 906-360-9771. We live the Yoop’s sense of community here and that means no big city pretense…I’m 5 minutes from my studio and would love to meet you! Emailing is great too. I have two of them…one listed on my website’s home page renee@nookandcrannyart.com which I check several times a week and poikasmom@charter.net which I check multiple times day!!

 

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Sample of a Sip

Jewelry and scarf making fun at the Nook!

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GREAT LAKE SHOWCASE 2014 FIRST PRIZE 2D- THREADS

WHAT AN HONOR TO BE SELECTED AS THE FIRST PLACE  WINNER (2D) AT THE 2014 GREAT LAKES SHOWCASE. SURPRISE AND DELIGHT WERE MY FIRST REACTIONS AS I GOT TO SHARE THE AMAZING EVENING WITH FRIENDS AND MY HUSBAND, CRAIG.

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ERICKSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS CURTIS, MI – Featured Artist Show June 2014

A beautiful artist reception took place last night at The Erickson Center for The Arts in Curtis, MI. As a Featured Artist Award Winner from the Northern Exposure Art Show this past winter I was selected to bring my collage work to the Erickson for the summer. My pieces were hung with such care and forethought that I can’t thank the staff enough.The evening was warm, the music swirled in from the lawn concert, delightful trays of finger foods from the Chamberlin’s Old Forest Inn graced the tables and a wonderful turn out of people who were so gracious and appreciative of my work that it was overwhelming. I was so busy talking and enjoying the people that I forgot to get pictures and had to stop this morning to capture these that I wanted to share. My friend, JoAnn and I were so impressed that it made for a marvelous experience.                                                                                                             IMG_3037.jpg IMG_3036.JPG

ARTPRIZE 2016 at PaLatte’ Coffee and Gallery

It is so exciting to be chosen to participate in the 2016 ARTPRIZE in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The venue of PaLatte’ Coffee and Gallery will be hosting my work. This is just so wonderful. Updates soonIMG_2079 IMG_0118

ART On The Northern Coast Of The Country

FROM ART STROLLS TO ART AND ANTIQUES……..CHILDREN’S SHOWS TO GOSSARD PLAYS…. MINI WORKSHOPS TO THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN……ART ON THE ROCKS TO DISNEY WORLD MAGIC…….WEDDINGS IN ITALY TO A MENAGERIE OF LOCAL ARTISTS …. A SWEETWATER CAFE TO  A MINING  TOWN                                                                                                                                 DSC01100IMG_0115                 FIBERS OF WOOL TO FIBERS OF SILK……FAIRFAX VIRGINIA SCHOOL AUCTIONS TO MARQUETTE SENIOR CITIZEN CLASSES…….COLORFUL SEASONS TO WHITE BLANKETS OF SNOW… ACROSS THE MIGHTY MAC TO NORTH OF THE 45TH ……….WASHINGTON DC HILLWOOD MANSION TO ISHPEMING NEIGHBORHOOD HOME………ART IN A “NOOK” TO ART AT  A BONIFAS, MACC, ERICKSON and ROZSA…..ART  AS A SOLITARY ENDEAVOR TO ART IN THE MIDST OF FRIENDS, CONTEMPORARIES AND TEACHERS….. ALL EMERGING FROM THIS NATION’S NORTH COAST..ALONG THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF A GREAT LAKE NAMED SUPERIOR.                                                                                                                 IMG_0005 IMG_0107 IMG_5083 IMG_4361.jpgIMG_2509.jpgIMG_4694.JPGIMG_4681.JPGIMG_1368IMG_2826IMG_2980IMG_2894IMG_3593IMG_4812IMG_4865IMG_4508IMG_3371

 

Art and Sip Dying Silk Scarves-Laughter, Fun, Friends in ART

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 The Nook hosted an Art and Sip silk dying class and what a blast it was!! Ladies from across the county and Ann Arbor 🙂 joined in the fun on a sunny and crisp winter’s day. All was cozy inside as the artists created beautiful scarves amid laughter, friendship and the enjoyment of a sip or two.  Enjoy the pictures and join in the next class when it is offered!