Make, Create, Collaborate - a discussion with the founders of Ypsi Alloy Studios. One of the most important assets for an artist is community and facilities to make that art happen. Founders Elize Jekabson, Jessica Tenbusch and Ilana Houten will talk about their journey to creating Ypsi Alloy Studios, how they operate and what it means for their art practices.
Ypsi Alloy Studios debut exhibition, Echoes. Opening will be on August 5th 7 - 10 pm at 22 North in Ypsilanti MI. The opening will coincide with August's Ypsilanti First Fridays. For more information, visit our Facebook event page. The show will be up for the month of August, gallery hours forth-coming.
Artists who work closely together feed off of each other creatively, often unconsciously. Close exposure to other artists fosters broader thinking reflected in their artwork. Despite our range of disciplines, common threads among all of our works can be found. Echoes of each other’s thoughts, materials, techniques, and visual language are heard and reshaped into our own work. There is no such thing as an original in any creative work or action. Instead, what is created is an amalgam of all the voices we hear throughout our creative practice.
Echoes features the 13 artists who call Ypsi Alloy Studios home. We house jewelers, metalsmiths, sculptors, woodworkers, painters, fibers and 2D artists. Many of them wear multiple hats. We are Riva Jewell-Vitale, Lorraine Kolasa, Jessica Tenbusch, Kenzie Lynn, Meagan Shein, Ilana Houten, Elize Jekabson, Rob Todd, Alexa Borromeo, Aaron P. Decker, Lauren Mleczko, Molly Doak and Cathy Jacobs.
Ypsi Alloy Studios is hosting our FIRST ANNUAL Open House and holiday market!
Saturday, December 12, Noon-6pm
Sunday, December 13, Noon-6pm
Fine Art and Fun Gifts handmade by artists:
Jessica Tenbusch, Ilana Houten, Elize Jekabson, Riva Jewell-Vitale, Cathy Jacobs, Lorraine Kolasa, Kenzie Lynn, Rob Todd, Barb Brown, Kellie Nadler and Karyn Stetz.
Vintage / Antique / Handmade treasures from Pony Feather.
We will have a Gift Wrapping Station featuring VERY unique bows and packaging. Buy gifts here, bring them from home or buy them at DIYpsi!
Cash Bar! Beer, Wine, and warm adult drinks provided by Bona Sera Restaurant.
See more info and updates about our Facebook event here.
This event is in unison with DIYpsi Holiday Market both Saturday and Sunday.