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Joy & Wonder GPAA

My painting Improv Song was selected to be included in the Grosse Pointe Artists Association’s Holiday exhibition “Joy & Wonder” which opens Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial.

Members of the Grosse Pointe South Choir will entertain.

I am asking $900 for Improv Song. If you’re interested in purchasing it, but can’t make the opening, let me know.

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My Side Table Instructable

Artist steals his kid’s blocks to make a table.

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Second Opening for Our Rivers, Our Lakes

For those who couldn’t make the first opening, you’ve got another chance. Come see Our Rivers, Our Lakes in its new location at The Grosse Pointe War Memorial. There will be a second opening this evening. I plan on going. Let me know if you’re interested in going too.

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SECOND OPENING at 6:30 pm. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 features a lecture by the organizer of the Michigan Seafood Summit and professor in the Sea Grant program at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Jim Diana. He will discuss the role of fisheries and aquaculture in feeding the world.

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Our Rivers, Our Lakes

 

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Group Exhibition Opening Oct. 12

Acrylic landscape painting by Steve Miller of a sad girl daydreaming by the pool when someone makes a splash in the foreground.
Under The Bison Moon, 16×20″, acrylic on GessoBoard, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION/Our Rivers, Our Lakes/fine art
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Boll House (SOC headquarters) 158 Ridge Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms

“Under The Bison Moon” (shown above), “Rainbow Fish Rowboat Waterfall Portal”, and “Fat Man Little Boat” are paintings included in this group exhibition in Grosse Pointe Farms which celebrates our rivers and lakes.

I hope to see you there. It’s free and open to the public, but registrations would be appreciated.

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My Corner Shelf Instructable

Cover photo of my Instructable

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2nd Annual ART BATTLE for KIDS!

LAST YEAR WE RAISED CLOSE TO $800 for Royal Oak Animal Shelter and our goal this year will be to break $1000

Brody, Jude, Miles, Lily, Tarian & Prenity invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual ART BATTLE for KIDS!

Download the ART ENTRY FORM and start making your art now! Each ART ENTRY requires it’s own ART ENTRY FORM and the fee of $10/entry.

We will have food, drinks and prizes for this judged ART BATTLE!!! Also a very special guest DJ!

Spread the word and get started on your ART ENTRY now!

there will be a drop off on Thursday 5/23 4pm – 8pm

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Woodgrain and Gradients

Improv Song, diptych, 48″ x 23.875″ x .5″, acrylic on plywood, completed February, 2016

© Steve Miller 2016

My new painting on plywood is a diptych which builds off of the woodgrain landscape series. The woodgrain still serves as compositional parameters. However, my intent is to work more graphically pushing the work further away from representation. Instead of using earth tones to describe a landscape, I am referring back to my bolder color palette; once again playing with bright gradients, which are counter directional. Sanding off layers of color and reapplying them creates depth in a new way for me. The natural wood tones become embroidered between broken color. The intent is to create a sense of rhythm and playfulness for the viewer. For me, working within self-imposed rules, trusting in an organic genesis, and sometimes ignoring traditional modes of representing forms in space, I hope to discover something new about painting.

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New Woodgrain Landscapes

Invented landscape paintings by Steve Miller based on the woodgrain of a piece of birch plywood.

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Smallish Opening

Cash and carry group art exhibit featuring Detroit area artists is opening this Friday, Dec. 4th at 5pm. Everything on display is a $100 or less. And, you will be able to take the work with you when you leave. My Woodgrain Landscapes are only $60. Early patron gets the goods.

[one_third] Featuring the work of: Diane Antczak Ben Bigelow Rose Desloover Mary Lou Greene Tim Gralewski Christine Hagedorn Laura Host Kimari Howard Jim Lutomski Linda Lutomski[/one_third] [one_third]Steven Miller Sarah Nesbitt  Carl Oxley III Kate Paul Rachel Quinlan Cherie Stangis Mino Watanabe Mary Williams Maria Prainito-Winczner [/one_third]

 

The Gallery at Marygrove College

Liberal Arts Building 8425 W McNichols, Detroit, Michigan 48221

 

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Ofrenda Proposal

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Although our ofrenda wasn’t selected this year to be included in the DIA’s dia de los muertos exhibition, I still would like to share with you our concept.

Thank you Alex Goecke and Al Bodrie for being awesome collaborators and artists. If anyone is interested in funding this, we can build it.

 

Description of our concept

 

“Our ofrenda to the iconic musician and New Yorker, Lou Reed, will be a monumental altar in the form of the Empire State Building, celebrating his life and work as well as his profound influence on contemporary music.  Stylistically, the ofrenda will embrace a mash-up of 1960s pop art and Mexican folk art.  Neon lighting will illuminate the entire piece from within, including a subterranean “Velvet Underground,” backlit graphic images in the windows and a “Viva Lou” script above the building.”

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Blue Moon Event

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Live Painting Demo

This past Friday,
[highlight]I was one of a select number of artists nationwide hired by Blue Moon[/highlight]
(the beer owned by MillerCoors Inc.) to perform a live painting demonstration at a Sports Bar (Art and Jake’s in Shelby Township on 23 mile road) where patrons got to experience the thrill of watching yours truly recreate live a Blue Moon painting for their 20th anniversary celebration during which was a real blue moon event (the second full moon within the same month).

 

Thank you Joe Lafata, for choosing me as one of the select artists.