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The Ann Arbor Art Fair Features Four Separate Festivals - The Jewish NewsTuesday, July 18, 2017
Naphtali, who grew up in New York and Tel Aviv, moved around as the result of her dad’s work in chemical engineering. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of Michigan.“I try to keep my jewelry very lightweight so it’s comfortable,” says Naphtali, who tracked down where her dad lived in the 1950s and showed her son. “Pieces are in museum shops all across the country.”Naphtali, who comes from a long line of metalsmiths on her father’s side, is related to Israeli wholesale jewelers on her mother’s side.While living in New York, she took classes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She went on to the Fashion Institute of Technology and the State University of New York at New Paltz.“I’ll have close to a couple hundred pieces in Ann Arbor,” she says. “I have a wide price range.”Lisa Burge, also in the Original art fair, shows abstract oil paintings and prints. Based in New Mexico, she is in her 15th year showcasing work in Ann Arbor.“I use muted colors, but my images have grown brighter over the years,” she says. “I am inspired by nature, architecture and what I’ve seen in travels around the world.”Interested in art all her life, Burge has studied at universities in Colorado and New Mexico. She grew up in Denver, has lived in Tawas for 36 years and uses a second studio in Kansas City because of all the traveling she does.“I do 12-14 fairs a year,” says Burge, who does not bring her Reform Jewish background into her projects. She works with acrylics and oil paints on canvas to come up with paintings.“I like talking to people at the fairs and the camaraderie with the artists on the road,” she explains. “I love the traveling and drive my work in a van. I feel it’s an honor to be accepted into the fairs.”Those who know Hebrew can read Aaron Miller’s first name on a necklace he wears although he does not identify as Jewish. The necklace is in recognition of Jewish heritage and family members who invite him to share religious celebrations.Miller, who lives in Beverly Hills and works out of a Detroit studio, looks forward through his art, which is digital. His projects range from large murals to decorative skateboards and T-shirts.“I take little bits from photos and combine them into large pieces,” he explains. “I studied business at Wayne State University and taught myself this kind of art. When I was young, I wanted to be a painter, but there are advantages, like being quick, with digital.”Miller, who will be experiencing his first year in Ann Arbor at the State Street Art Fair, has been doing custom work. For example, he has designed murals for Farbman Group offices.“I’ll be showing all kinds of art at the fair,” says Miller, who regularly can be accessed through the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale. “I’ll have Detroit and Michigan themes as well as surreal subjects.”detailsThe Ann Arbor Art Fair, which includes four fairs in one, runs July 20-23 throughout the city.For complete information, visit theannarbortartfair.com.A Shabbat scene by Mira RamanA necklace by Ayala NaphtaliTaos Fiesta by Lisa Burge/p...
Floral accessories get creative - The-reviewTuesday, July 18, 2017
Susan Mcleary, a floral designer, artist and instructor who operates Passionflower in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has a long list of go-to flowers and foliage that she uses as wearables. [Article continues below]"The best way to form your own list is to test obsessively," Mcleary said. "Anytime I get a new flower in the studio, I snip off a few blooms to test how they fare out of water. "For floral jewelry, I love using young, tight ranunculus, astrantia blooms, hyacinth pips, delphinium florets, huechera foliage, herbs, berries, pods, miniature orchids . to name a few." Floral pieces appreciate a periodic misting but they are made to last for the duration of a one-day event such as a wedding or party, Mcleary said. Succulents can last up to three weeks without watering. Mcleary's designs often center around a single family of colors, adding a variety of shades and textures to boost interest. "Larger blooms and darker shades typically are set down first, and more delicate materials and lighter shades float above," she said. She receives many illustrated thank you notes from former clients -- usually brides -- for whom she designed succulent jewelry that was successfully re-potted. "A favorite photo came on one couple's first anniversary: a pot of overflowing plants, happily nestled in their new home," she said. Online: www.PassionflowerEvents.com . You can contact Dean Fosdick at email@example.comRate this article Do you want to leave a comment? Please Log In or Register to comment. http://www.the-review.com/local%2520accent/2017/06/27/floral-accessories-get-creative
Community Spotlight - The Macomb DailyWednesday, July 05, 2017
Landing fees $10 and pilots must fly to be eligible for prizes. Ample parking for all attendees. Barbecue and refreshment concessions available. For directions or more information, visit rccd.org. Michigan Recreation Pass required for park access.• EAA Chapter 13 hosting annual Pancake Breakfast Fly-In/Drive In from 7:30-11:30 a.m. July 15 at Ray Community Airport, 59819 Indian Trail, Ray Township. Cost is $7 adults; $4 kids. Also WWII aircraft on static display, Detroit Radio Control Club Airplane display and classic car display. Fundraising events• A geocaching event will take place July 15, starting at 5 p.m. at the Arthur Murray Sterling Heights Studio, 35836 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights. Cost is $20 per person for the race and the dance that follows. Register by July 7 by callling 586-977-2121. Prize money will be available, based on a share of the total entry fees collected. Remaining funds benefit Turning Point Macomb, a non profit that provides shelter and aid to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. • Tigerlily Cat Rescue is hosting a fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. July 19 at Painting With A Twist, 50336 Schoenherr Road, Shelby Township. Tickets are $40. Proceeds to benefit spaying/neutering of homeless cats. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tigerlilyrescue.com.• Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers host Community Cares Gala at 6:15 p.m. July 20 at Andiamo Italia, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren. Tickets are $60 each or $540 for a table of ten. Event includes strolling dinner, cash bar, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and activity stations. For tickets or more information, call 586-757-5551 or email email@example.com.Garden Club events • Shelby Gardeners Club Bi-annual Flower Show July 13-15 at the Shelby Township Public Library, 51680 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, during library hours. Admission is free and the public is welcome. • Warren Garden Club hosting 18th Community Garden Walk 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15 rain or shine. In addition to beautiful flowers and plants, gardens on the walk feature water features, landscape designs and more. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the walk and can be purchased at Eckert’s Greenhouse & Perennials, Greco’s Nursery, Jim’s Florist and Downings Flowers and Gifts. For more information, call 586-582-9708.Health program• Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals is hosting Wellness Wednesdays through Aug. 30 at The Mall at Partridge Creek, 17420 Hall Road, Clinton Township. Free 45 minute classes at 9 a.m. starting with Zumba through July 12 and then yoga through Aug. 30. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program that combines Latin international music with dance moves. The yoga classes will focus on gentle stretching, breathing and relaxing. For more information, call 800-532-2411 or visit Henryfordmacomb.com/WellnessAtPC.On Stage• Belgian American Association Band is hosting a free concert from 7-8 p.m. July 3 at the hill at Wahby Park, 24800 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on as well as family, friends and neighbors for this Americana style concert featuring Sousa marches, musicals, Belgian tunes and popular tunes from decades ago. They also will play a salute to all of the military branches, honoring those in attendance and on active duty. Perch Point• Perch Point offers 3-D Archery Outside open shoot every Tuesday at 7930 Meisner Road, Casco Township, from 3:30 p.m. until dusk. All are welcome $10 for adults; $5 for those ages 12-17 and free for those under 12. For more information, call 810-765-4966.Rec classes/events offered• The Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe offers Gymnastics classes. Next session runs June 22-Aug. 17 (no class July 6). Openings still available for 4 and 5 years... http://www.macombdaily.com/article/MD/20170629/NEWS/170629592
Police say woman stole bench, flowers, other objects from cemeteries to decorate home - FOX 29Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Lisa Corcoran of Vienna Township was arraigned Wednesday on a larceny charge. (Photo: Associated Press)VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan woman is accused of stealing a handmade bench, flowers and other objects from local cemeteries that were later used to decorate her home.Lisa Corcoran of Vienna Township was arraigned Wednesday on a larceny charge.Authorities say more than 100 items were taken earlier this year from 24 gravesites at two cemeteries.Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell described the thefts Thursday to reporters as a "new low" and said "to steal from the dead is an unimaginable act that defies description."The 44-year-old Corcoran was arrested after someone saw a car full of flowers leaving one of the cemeteries.She was jailed Thursday on bond and has requested a court-appointed attorney.A June 8 probable cause conference was scheduled. http://foxsanantonio.com/news/offbeat/police-say-woman-stole-bench-flowers-other-objects-from-cemeteries-to-decorate-home
Michigan woman accused of stealing cemetery flowers, objects to decorate home - Las Vegas Review-JournalTuesday, June 13, 2017
VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan woman is accused of stealing a handmade bench, flowers and other objects from local cemeteries that were later used to decorate her home.Lisa Corcoran of Vienna Township was arraigned Wednesday on a larceny charge.Authorities say more than 100 items were taken earlier this year from 24 gravesites at two cemeteries.Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell described the thefts Thursday to reporters as a “new low” and said “to steal from the dead is an unimaginable act that defies description.”The 44-year-old Corcoran was arrested after someone saw a car full of flowers leaving one of the cemeteries.She was jailed Thursday on bond and has requested a court-appointed attorney.A June 8 probable cause conference was scheduled.