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Join MSG on Saturday December 8 at 12:45 p.m. for a private guided tour of Villa Barr, David's home, studio, and the sculpture gardens with resident artist and MSG member Patty Smith.
The cost of the event is $5 per person, and members are welcome to bring guests. Light refreshments will be served.
Villa Barr is located at 22600 Napier Road, Novi, MI,.
About David Barr:
American artist David Barr (1939-2015) was influential in the development of North American Structuralism. His personal creative philosophy was expressive of the basic constructs of nature combined with the constructive principles of art, melding the arts and sciences. He is known for his public and monumental sculptures, structuralist reliefs, and global conceptual art.
In honor of MSG’s 70th Anniversary, the annual meeting is turning into a weekend long event. It will begin on Saturday October 13 with a day of free member led mini-workshops, and will end with the annual meeting on Sunday October 14. All events will be held in the metals studio at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
Sunday brings the MSG annual meeting, which will begin at 1 p.m. It will start with the annual business meeting, which will be followed by a lecture and presentation by Detroit artist Adam Shirley. As always, the meeting will include board elections, everyone’s favorite tool swap, vendors, lunch, MSG SWAG (a great chance to pick up your new MS hoodie!), networking, and fellowship. You can also renew your membership on site.
Come and join in the fun while celebrating 70 years of MSG. It’s your guild, so make the most of it. We look forward to seeing you there!
Directions to, and a map of College for Creative Studies may be found at https://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/contact-us/maps-and-directions
For more information about Adam Shirley, please visit
Join MSG in celebrating the the graduation of the newest up and coming metalsmiths from Bowling Green State University, College for Creative Studies, Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University with and exhibition on Saturday June 16. Part exhibition and part graduation party, the event will be held in the community room of the City Hall Artspace Lofts, 13615 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI. The festivities begin at 7 p.m.