Monday, December 12, 2011

Open Studio and Holiday Party!

Festive Treats

Kelly Frank

Kelly Frank

Elizabeth Boyd Hartmann

Alison Wong

Jacklyn Brickman

Collaborative Works by Alison Wong and Kelly Frank



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Open Studio & Holiday Party

This special holiday event will give viewers a "behind the scenes" look at what happens at BUTTER Projects between exhibitions. Current works by Alison Wong, Kelly Frank, Elizabeth Boyd Hartmann and Jacklyn Brickman will be featured alongside works in progress.

Stop in anytime between 5-9pm on Saturday, December 10th for art, conversation, music and festivities! Refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres will be served

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Convergent Currents

In conjunction with the Cranbrook Museum's grand reopening on 11.11.11, Butter Projects was invited to curate an exhibition of current student work in the Forum Gallery.

Following a comprehensive survey of works in the 10 departments and 155 studios of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and in response to the Museum exhibition "No Object is an Island", Butter Projects and Forum Gallery are pleased to bring together 19 artists and 9 cross departmental pairings in the exhibition "Convergent Currents".

While a single department may stand alone as an island, the drift of ideas across campus establishes the framework for a complex environment, creating a dialogue and energy unique to the Academy. From formal to conceptual, varying levels of continuity flow through the works to encourage further discourse among students and visitors alike.

an irresistible impulse

Andrew Thompson, Mary Smull, John Corbin

Sonja Dahl, Beverly Fre$h

Corrie Baldauf, Morgan Craig, Hamilton Poe

Hamilton Poe, Andrew Doak

Monday, November 14, 2011

an irresistible impulse: closing reception

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsor Anita's Kitchen for the delicious reception food, to artist John Corbin for the delightful Butter cupcakes, and our lovely intern Carla!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

an irresistible impulse: September 25 - October 22, 2011

Exhibit Dates: September 25 - October 22, 2011
Reception: Saturday, October 22 from 6-9pm

The theme of the exhibition focuses on compulsion and the various ways in which artists address this in their work. Whether dealing with a singular consuming idea or through the use of repetitive processes, “An Irresistible Impulse” presents a romanticized look at the artistic practice.

Participating Artists:
Corrie Baldauf
John Corbin
Morgan Craig
Sonja Dahl
Andrew Doak
Beverly Fre$h
Hamilton Poe
Mary Smull
Andrew Thompson

Hours & Events

Saturdays 1-3pm / Sundays 1-3pm / Mondays 5-7pm


Cup a Coffee Sundays (Oct 2, 9, 16, 1-3pm)
Stop in for a cup of coffee and casual conversation with select participating artists. A Great opportunity for one on one discussion and a chance to watch John Corbin build on his evolving installation

Make a Butter Button -drop in workshop (Sat, Oct 8, 1-3pm)
In conjunction with ADN's Detroit Gallery Week. Come by to make your own custom Butter Button. Free and family friendly, no RSVP required.

Year Three

We're excited to begin our third exhibit season. Following "nude" which was themed around the body and brought together by a unified palette, "an irresistible impulse" takes attention to detail one step further as it investigates compulsion in the artistic practice.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Butter has an Intern

We'd like to extend a warm, buttery welcome our new intern, Carla Butwin!

Bread & Butter Summer Wonder Event Picts

Thanks to everyone who made it to the Bread and Butter Summer Wonder. Proceeds earned will go toward future exhibit programming, we are grateful for all your support.
Special Thanks to Bob Turek, Marie Perrin McGraw, Ron Thibault, Derek Schultz, & John Charnota.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

This Saturday - August 6th


* Fine Art Raffle - over 25 works of art! $5 for 1 / $10 for 3
* Performance furniture by Bob Turek on display
* Barbecue - hot dogs & corn on the cob or BYO
* Campfire Songs with Bob Turek and Special Guests
* Film Screening of "Northern Lights" by Derek Schultz @ 9:30

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bread & Butter Summer Wonder


Butter Projects is pleased to host a big summer bash to kick off our season!
Come join us for an evening filled with Art, Music, Food and Fun!

5-7 PM
Exclusive ticketed event featuring a private performance by Turek and the Tall Stool, sneak peek of Fine Art Raffle Items including a special "buy it now" option. Tickets include a hand painted ticket, champagne and hors d'oeuvres. Limited tickets available: $20 per person. Email to reserve your tickets!

7-11 PM
Bread and Butter Summer Wonder opens to the public. Please join us for a Fine Art Raffle, Barbecue, Campfire Songs with Special Guests, Film Screening of "Northern Lights" by Derek Schultz and more!

Reverse Monk: Sunrise Service

Saturday, April 23, 2011


marcelyn bennett-carpenter
kris ebeling
iris eichenberg
jason ferguson
petrova giberson
kylie lockwood
mark newport
corina reynolds
jane ritchie
claudia florence savage
sarah wagner