Monday, November 22, 2010
We are pleased to host our first art & craft fair on Saturday, December 11, from 11am – 7pm. Free and open to the public.
Bread & Butter” is the first of a new series of events that will be held in part to support BUTTER Projects.
This one day event will feature over 20 artists & crafters selling a wide array of handmade items such as fine art, ceramics, clothing and jewelry in addition to goods such as local honey, homemade elderberry syrup, soaps, lotions and much more! Gifts for everyone on your list at prices for any budget. Cash or check accepted.
Participating vendors include artists: Nate Brent, Jacklyn Brickman, John Charnota, Mary Fortuna, Kelly Frank, Elizabeth Boyd Hartmann, Jessica Harvey, Marie Torbensdatter Hermann, Laith Karmo, Benjamin Teague, Alison Wong and local labels including: bX ceramics, Chain Chain Chained, The Crafty Moms, Elderberry Heaven, Larson Honey and Wound Menswear. Cranbrook Academy of Art’s Metalsmithing department will also have a table featuring handcrafted jewelry.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
We're so excited to announce two brand new partners to Butter Projects, Jacklyn Brickman and Elizabeth Boyd Hartmann. BIGGER BUTTER highlights work by Jacklyn and Elizabeth. Also included is a collaborative installation by all four of us.
Please join us for the opening reception, October 2 from 6-9pm.
A blog about visual art (and from time to time other aspects of culture) in Detroit and its environs. Brought to you as part of a 2010 Kresge Artist Fellowship, awarded by Kresge Arts in Detroit, a program of The Kresge Foundation.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Benjamin Teague (1) & Brian Clifton (2)
(2) Group 2: Response to work from group 1
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Please join us for the opening reception for SPARK! Saturday, June 19th, 6-9pm.
The theme of SPARK is collaboration. We've selected works from 9 artists and matched them up with 9 additional artists, who will then create a piece in response. With this exhibition, our hopes are to create dialogue between the two works and ultimately the two artists. In a way, we are forcing a collaboration and sparking a connection between two things that otherwise might not be possible.
Many works will be available for sale (cash or check).
BUTTER is located at 814 West 11 Mile in Royal Oak, MI, 48067. Parking is available behind the building.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
we invited all the artists for cocktails to meet, talk about their work, and allow the second group of responders to see the works in person.
Nate Morgan checks out work by Joe Neave
left to right: John Charnota, Carl Hultgren, Windy Weber, Isabelle, Adrian Hatfield, Andrew Doak, Douglas Hoagg
left to right: Kelly Frank, Sarah Zimmer, Lauren Payne, Emily Gustafson, Ashley Short, Travis Roozee
Douglas explaining his work to Daniel Ribar and his friends
Benjamin Teague and Miwako Yato with work by Anders Ruhwald
Douglas Hoagg and Daniel Ribar
Isabelle, Adrian, Mary, Jef, John and Ben
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
We're busy getting ready for our next opening...
We've decided to develop our exhibit schedule by carrying one theme from the previous exhibition to the next. The upcoming show titled SPARK is centered around collaboration. We'll be curating works from 9 artists and matching them up with 9 additional artists, who will then create a piece in response. We're very excited about the show!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Please join us for the grand opening!
Saturday, Feb. 20th, 6-9pm
BUTTER projects is a new studio and gallery space founded by Kelly Frank and Alison Wong.
The premier exhibition SOMETHING EVERYTHING features collaborative works by Frank and Wong. The exhibition theme stems from the relationship between the two artist, their work and vision for the space. Essential elements are used to discuss the process and development of art and life. Included in the show is the installation, Two for Ten, which uses brown bags to reference the building's history as a market. Each bag includes a mystery work of art on sale for $5 each to benefit future programming at BUTTER projects. Don't miss your chance to purchase limited edition pieces from the installation!
We labored over the construction almost as much as the name...
Our vision was for a flexible place to make, talk about and exhibit art. It's about all the essentials, just like you'd get at the market. Some of the possible names included MEET and LOAF, but we just loved BUTTER. It's decadent, tasty, and yellow (our favorite color!). Everything good is made from butter! We're almost done, but you'll have to wait for the opening.