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Annual All Member Meeting will be held at College for Creative Studies on Sunday October 13th.
The meeting will be in the metals studio in the Kresge Ford building, beginning with lunch at 12:30 pm and business meeting beginning at 1 pm.
This year’s lecturer will be MSG member Michael Nashef. Michael has a Masters of Fine Art from Bowling Green State University with a concentration in jewelry design, enameling, and metalsmithing, as well as a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts of Metal/Jewelry Design from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. In addition to his work at Nashef Design, he is also the owner and designer of the commercial bridal line, “Intersecting Hearts®”. More about Michael and his work can be found at www.nashefdesigns.com and www.intersectinghearts.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Maker Works is having an Open House on Saturday, September 14th from 2pm - 5pm, to celebrate our 8th year of making!
We'll be running tool demonstrations of the laser cutter, plasma cutter, shopbot, 3D Printing and more.
In the past year we've added Form 2 Resin 3D Printing, a Bead Blaster + Powder Coating Booth + Oven, and a beefier 12" Compound Miter Saw. We'll also have a showcase of member projects.
All are welcome to visit!
Join E. Douglas Wunder at CCS, October 5 & 6,
as he shows us the magic of working with titanium to make beautiful jewelry.
This workshop is intended to familiarize one with the understanding in how to transform titanium into a piece of jewelry. This will involve creating an object on paper that incorporates; scale, balance, perspective and contrast. These concepts will then be developed into metal objects using the techniques of piercing, sawing and cold connecting with rivets. We will create wearable art pieces based on discussion and hands on experience. The project will focus on making jewelry from hand-sawed pieces of titanium sheet, then layered and connected with titanium wire. Coloring techniques of titanium will also be explored. Participants are encouraged to come with an imaginative, experimental approach to jewelry making. Student Kit is an additional $35. Lunch is included in fee. Registration is limited to 12 participants.
Workshop Fee (Includes lunch): Members - $325
Nonmembers - $360
Student Members - $280
Registration form and additional information can be found here.
MSG is seeking artists to demonstrate at this year’s Ann Arbor Art Fair Booth. In keeping with the Guild’s mission to educate others about the craft of metalsmithing, the Guild is providing demonstrations of metalsmithing techniques throughout the duration of the art fair. In return, on the day(s) of the demo, participating members will be able to display and sell work that is related to or derivative of the technique demonstrated. It’s a wonderful way to gain some art fair experience and have the chance to sell your work! All current MSG members are eligible to apply.
ENTRY PROCEDURE: We are not requiring applicants to submit images of their work. Instead, using the application form below, please send a detailed description of your demonstration. Details should include the techniques you plan to demonstrate, along with the tools and materials you plan to use (while MSG has a good selection of tools, you should check with the coordinators for specific tools, and you are responsible for supplying your materials). Demonstrations do not need to be complicated - often a technique can be repeated as spectators come and go. Demos that involve hammers and/or noise or that are highly interactive are especially well-received. No open flames are allowed at the art fair - please plan accordingly.
OTHER INFORMATION: Demonstration artists must be present for the full day of their demonstration at the art fair, no matter when their specific demonstration is. (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday hours are 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Sunday hours are 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.) You are also expected to booth-sit for other South University Art Fair artists throughout parts of the day. (This is usually 3-4 hours of the rest of your day.)
WORKS FOR SALE: Demonstrators may submit up to 20 works for sale relating to their demo technique. As with the regular exhibitors, all works for sale will need to be inventoried prior to their display at the art fair. An inventory spreadsheet, along with instructions on how to tag and price your work, will be provided with the acceptance letter.
ENTRY FORMS: Please fill out the entry form (click Here) and return via regular mail or email by July 5, 2019 to:
9298 Crane Road
Milan, MI 48160
Inventory instructions and assigned demo times will be mailed out by July 12, 2019. If applying via regular mail, please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope for this purpose.
MSG’s 2019 College Graduation Exhibition honoring the graduates of Bowling Green State University and College for Creative Studies will be opening this Saturday, June 15 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room Gallery of the City Hall Artspace Lofts in Dearborn. Exhibiting this year are Kathryn Valentine Clapsaddle (BGSU), Jennifer Nickey Marcson (BGSU), Adwowa Atta Panyin Osei (BGSU) and Cai Steen (CCS).
Please join MSG in an evening of fellowship showcasing the work of our newest metalsmithing graduates while celebrating with a casual graduation party. Light refreshments will be served.
For those that cannot make the opening, the exhibition will be open during the afternoon of Sunday June 16.
City Hall Artspace Lofts are located at 13615 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI (at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Shaefer). The gallery is located in the rear of the Annex with a patio gate entrance at the NE corner of John Nagy Drive and Maple. There is free parking on the SE corner directly across the street.