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Bielat
Apr
5
to May 24

Bielat

Where does one begin when trying to put in words, another person’s life work? As an Artist, as well as a purveyor of fine art, I find this a nearly impossible task. My associates and I had the honor of meeting the incredibly talented Robert Bielat shortly before his untimely death. What a wonderful meeting that was! During the course of our lively discussion, my colleagues and I viewed a wide range sculptures produced over Bielat's 40 plus year career. The power that all these textural metal sculptures evoked was intoxicating!

With unbelievable generosity Robert’s wife, Veronica, has entrusted AtomArt to bring to the public, an exclusive showing of works by the late Robert Bielat, a well-recognized regional sculptor who had exhibited extensively in the region and is represented in many private collections.  This exhibit includes a recent body of work that has never been seen. Please join us to view this dynamic collection of sculptures.

Atom Kaiser 

Owner/Provocateur

Join us for the receptions celebrating this exclusive showing of sculptures by the profound sculptor Robert Bielat. Friday, April 5th 2019 from 6 PM to 10 PM / May 18th 2019 from 3 PM to 9 PM.

Bielat; is a well-recognized regional sculptor who had exhibited extensively in the region and is represented in many private collections.  Robert Bielat’s; wide range of bi-metal cast and constructivist sculptures will be on exhibit. Showcasing a recent body of work that has never been seen before and highlighting the refined technique and process he achieved, within his outstanding career.

Exhibit runs April 5 - May 24, 2019 at AtomArt Gallery. Private viewings available by appointment or during open gallery hours. Click here to view catalog.

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Brook Becoming
Feb
22
to Mar 30

Brook Becoming

Brook Becoming; a collection of evocative art work by five graduates from the world-renowned Cranbrook Academy of Art will be on exhibit from Friday, February 22 to March 30, 2019 at AtomArt Gallery.

This group of freshly minted Cranbrook Academy MFA graduates have come together from all over the world to present specially chosen works of art in 3D design, 2D design, ceramics, print making and fiber. Contributing artists from the class of 2018 include; ZhiweiYun, Matt Boyd, Ozzy Abaddon, Nicole Pyles and Jose Arenivar-Gomez.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 6 PM to 10 PM, music sponsored and brought by On the Town Riddles. Closing reception takes place on Friday, March 29 2019 from 6 PM to 10 PM.

Zhiwei Yun is a Shanghai-born designer. She studied at the Birmingham City University in England, where she received a BA in Product Design. Zhiwei has received her MFA in 3D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. When she is not studying, she enjoys exploring the world as a traveler as well as volunteering her time in various countries. She believes she can make the world a little better with her own little powers.

Matt Loy Boyd is transdisciplinary artist born and raised in Northwest Arkansas that combines elements of painting, printmaking, sculpture, and installation. With a BA in Studio Art from Lyon College, and having recently receiving a MFA in Print Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art, his work focuses on the limitations of language and systems, especially those of a spiritual nature, as they complicate to the world around us. He recently moved to Lansing Michigan where he continues his artistic practice while also working at the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

Ozzy Abaddon is a product designer, who currently works for Ben and Aja Blanc in Providence, RI. She is a recent graduate from the 3D design department from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has worked for the Michigan Thanksgiving parade company and display group in Detroit. Medium: Animals parts (cow, lamb) / Wood / Fabric

Nicole Pyles is a Fiber artist currently living and working in Detroit, Michigan. Pyles graduated with her MFA in Fiber Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2018, and received her BFA from California College of the Arts in 2014. She has exhibited her work across the United States, including Worth Ryder Gallery in Berkeley, California and The American Tapestry Alliance. Her studio practice focuses on the intimacy of handmade objects and visualizing the experience of living in chronic pain. Pyles uses handspun yarn and handwoven cloth to create figurative representations of the body.

Jose Arenivar-Gomez is a Mexican ceramics artist based in the Metro Detroit Area. He received his BFA in Drawing from New Mexico State University in 2015 and his MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2018. His work has been shown in venues like Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, David Salkin Creative and Cranbrook Art Museum.

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Celebrate your Love with Art
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrate your Love with Art

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special and join us for the closing reception for artist Richard Halprin's exhibit The Faces That We Face.  Featuring outstanding works of art, sweet treats and a hosted open mic show where guests are welcome to croon a Valentines tune or read a poem to their beloved other.

Artist, Richard Halprin chose to pursue a career in law thirty years ago though the arts never stopped pursuing him. While spending most of his full time advocating on behalf of clients, he has rerouted his creative energy into side projects as a published film critic, song writer and editor, all the while filling up the margins of his legal pad with whatever drawings the spirits presented. He now has a rich catalog of curiosities, under the studio name The Inkling Fountain, many of which will be on display and for sale at AtomArt Gallery until February 15th.

In support of Richard Halprin's charity, the William Booth Legal Aid Clinic, AtomArt will donate a portion of all sales for the duration of the exhibit.

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The Faces That We Face by artist Richard Halprin
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

The Faces That We Face by artist Richard Halprin

AtomArt Gallery is proud to open 2019 with emerging artist Richard Halprin of The Inkling Fountain. “The Faces That We Face” exhibit runs from January 12th, 2019 – February 15th, 2019

Join us for the opening reception on
Saturday, January 12th from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Meet the artist and enjoy live music, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. “My art is a crisis of crisscross addictions, to facets of faces, to fact into fiction. A steady slipstream of whimsical quips, of tightening focus to loosening grips, a subtle barrage of middle finger flips, a punch in the nose, a kiss on the lips. A chamber of torture with morphine drips, a passive aggressive acid trip through the minefields of passion, that digressions unzip. Peeping Tom confessions and manic solo missions performed without practice or permission slips” – Richard Halprin

In support of Richard Halprin's charity, the William Booth Legal Aid Clinic (https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/emi/fight-for-justice), AtomArt will donate a portion of all sales for the duration of the exhibit.

P.S. Save the Date & Plan for a perfect date night for Valentine’s Day! Closing Reception takes place on February 14th 2018 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Seven Deadly Sins 2018
Oct
30
to Dec 8

Seven Deadly Sins 2018

We proudly present our third annual Seven Deadly Sins Show! It is with PRIDE that we present to you our event this Devil’s night. Each previous show has generated provocative works by local artists, using their selected mediums to channel one of the Seven Deadlies... This year’s show will proudly carry this tradition forward as we explore the relationship between Art and Man’s dark side! Join us in this exploration of the dark side of humanity’s psyche...

2018 Talented Artists:
Nancy J. Rodwan- Mixed Media
Megan Aldorfer - Painting
Duane Miller – Photography/Digital Art
Rebecca Phoenix – Mixed Media
Sue Schneider - Mixed Media
Ozzy Abaddon (Azalea Saba) – Sculpture
Gregg Thacker- Print
Amy Kelly - Sculpture/Photography
Eric Zurawski - Painting
Evan Derian – Digital Art
Cyndy Weeks-Patterson - Mixed Media
Amy Wipp - Costume Design
Sommer Lynn - Interactive Installation

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Cyndy Weeks-Pattersons: Canticles of Lost, Rusted and Useless Items
Sep
14
to Oct 25

Cyndy Weeks-Pattersons: Canticles of Lost, Rusted and Useless Items

A little bit about Cyndy Weeks-Patterson ........
BFA- Center for Creative Studies- Detroit, Michigan 1988
MEd-Art Therapy- Wayne State University- Detroit, Michigan 1999
I am a Native Detroiter. I am also often considered a traitor to my roots. In 2001, I relocated with my family to western Massachusetts to open a Bed & Breakfast. Wanderlust had been pulling at me for many years, and I felt it was time to experience life in an entirely different way. Over 30 years a native inner-city Detroiter, and as most fellow Detroiters, my relationship to the city was...complicated.

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Lisa Goedert
Aug
10
to Sep 10

Lisa Goedert

Lisa Goedert, local Ferndale artist is blessed with multiple talents. She is a professional photographer and lead singer for the popular Detroit based band, the Luddites, who, we are proud to announce will be playing at this event! Not only will Lisa be performing, she will also be exhibiting her visual artwork. Her work focuses on capturing the rhythms of nature through minimalism and use of organic line work. We are very honored to welcome Lisa to our gallery. She has been an amazing supporter of AtomArt, and we consider her part of our creative family.

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Mark Sarmel - Mythography
Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

Mark Sarmel - Mythography

AtomArt gallery is excited to present Mythography, a new body of work by mark Sarmel.  In this new series, Mark Sarmel uses bright colors and fluid line work to illustrate a cast of multi-ccultural characters from a mythology of his own creation.  Inspired by comic books, anime, and renaissance art, these new works are the continuation of a long form idea of a world filled with magic, science-fiction, and symbolism.

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Apr
16
to Apr 17

Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening/B.I.A.M.I. Benefit

This is our Grand Opening Event! This Article Appeared about a week before!

  • Local Artist's New Art Gallery in Ferndale Benefits Nonprofit

Local Artist's New Art Gallery in Ferndale Benefits Nonprofit

BY KRIS BAKER

 

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Published: Friday, April 8, 2016

 

A painting by Atom Kaiser

Atom Kaiser, a Detroit-based artist, has opened a public art gallery in Ferndale, called Atom Art, featuring a collection of his abstract paintings, and eventually work from other artists.

“The gallery is something I’ve always wanted to do … the idea is to sort of reach out and let other aspiring artists have a place to show, too,” Kaiser says.

Kaiser is opening the gallery in partnership with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, a non-profit organization based in Brighton that provides resources, treatment, and support for those affected by brain injuries. He says 20 percent of all proceeds from Atom Art’s ribbon-cutting event on April 16 will be donated to the association.

Kaiser suffered brain damage from an automobile accident in 1995,  struggling with memory issues and concentration problems. He says he felt inspired to paint, which became a catalyst to his healing. Kaiser heard about the Brain Injury Association of Michigan several months ago and felt the organization presented a great opportunity for a partnership.

“I felt ‘Wow, what a great charity for me to support,’ especially because its near and dear to me (because) I’m a survivor,” he says.

The 3,000-square feet gallery, located at 522 E. Nine Mile Rd. at the corner of Paxton Street, currently features 15 works of Kaiser’s art.

“I left the space sparse because I want people to be able to use it for different things … I don’t want (the artists) to be limited by the fact that there is a wall in the middle of the gallery,” Kaiser says. “I think we are planning early June (to begin displaying other artists’ work) and then it will be quarterly shows.”

Kaiser says the Brain Injury Association and the gallery are also in future discussions regarding art workshops and classes.

“There’s a project that they are doing with masks … the thing with traumatic head injuries is that you look the same, but you’re completely different inside, so the idea was to let people make masks to show how the feel inside and it got a terrific response … so I’ve offered up the space for them to work on that.”

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