michigan artists gallery
Dear Friends of MAG,

We hope you had a wonderful holiday and we wish you a very Happy New Year.

We have recently updated our website and we invite you to take a moment to explore our new offerings, including many updates and additions to our artist's statements & resumes found on their bio pages. If you love sharing the beauty of our region, send your friends to photographer Ken Scott's page on our site. And if you are wondering about our winter/spring calendar, check out the events page.

As with all our newsletters, you will find below a few photographs of recent works at MAG just to pique your interest.

At this time we are delighted to announce our spring show with 40+ artists interpreting Daniel Belardinelli's "The Art of Coming Undone."

Outsider artist Belardinelli has a way of tackling difficult matters with compassion, humor and honesty. We look forward to seeing how our artists interpret his work in both 2D & 3D formats, in their own media and style. All MAG friends and patrons will be invited to vote for their favorite piece. OPENING: Friday, May 3rd, 5-9 p.m., Downtown Traverse City Art Walk (the exhibit runs through June).

Our best to you,

Sue Ann, Margaret, & Dea
Daniel Belardinelli

Daniel lives and works in New York City where he has been making art since childhood. Drawing kept him occupied during the many after-school hours he spent in his father's two Manhattan restaurants. These establishments were frequented by popular entertainers such as Groucho Marx and Tony Bennett, as well as successful jockeys and the occasional Mafia kingpin. Hanging out with Andy Warhol in his teens, meeting such people was routine for the young Belardinelli, who regularly eavesdropped on the animated conversations in the restaurants and art studios.

When his drawings caught the attention of a Soho art dealer in the mid 80's, Belardinelli embarked on a successful career in Europe and the United Sates. He currently has a year-long show at the American Visionary Museum in Baltimore. His work has regularly been shown at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City, Folk Fest in Atlanta, South by Southwest in Austin, and is hung in galleries throughout the United States and Europe.

Also, by a twist of fate, Daniel is one of the few passengers who changed his ticket from Flight 93 on 9/11 in which his uncle perished. The History Channel's documentary, "I Missed Flight 93" featured Belardinelli and two other passengers exploring how it changed their lives, and in Daniel's case, influenced his artwork.
the art of coming undone
Enjoy a few new works at MAG below:
architectural assemblage
30"h x 63"w
Larry Fox
(can be hung vertically, as well)
geometric vessel
Geometric Vessel 
52"h x 12"w x12"d
Andrew Otis
wall of poppies
Wall Poppies
ceramic, 9" x 9" each
Cheryl English
Joy Pure Joy I & II 
acrylic mixed media, 30"h x 30"w each
Laurie Meseroll
bird house man
Bird House Man
metal/mixed media with 6 magnetic birds
25"h x 21"w
Scott Randolph
cynthia marks
From Kandinsky
earthenware ceramic
18"h x 17"w x 10"d
Cynthia Marks
mama bear
Meditating Mama Blue III
stoneware/stained & glazed
27"h x 19"w x 18"d
Leanne Schnepp
March Marigolds I of II
58"h x 46"w
Pat Custer Denison
jil johnson
Top: Victorian Psychedelic
mixed media, 23"h x 21"w
Middle:Thoughts of Spring
mixed media, 6"h x 20"w
Bottom: Untitled
mixed media, 17"h x 20"w
Jil Johnson
fetching dog
Renaissance Man & His Fetching Dog
acrylic on wood panel
29"h x 23"w
Nancy Adams Nash
ill dream of you
I'll Dream of You
sewn collage/vintage sheet music
19"h x 23"w framed
Colleen O'Rourke
spirit bear
Spirit Bear Warrior Pose II
ceramic/walnut base
20"h x 20"w x 17"d
Julie Kradel
letting go
Letting Go
lino cut print
20"h x 17"w, matted
Laurie DeLind
painted silk collage
10"h x 10"w
Char Bickel
michelle tock york
Uh Oh! (detail)
clay/found object assemblage
19"h x 5"w x 3.5"d
Michelle Tock York
doug delind
Reclinging Nude
raku fired clay
19"h x 30"w
Seated Nude
raku fired clay
22"h x 17.5"w
Doug DeLind
steve wirtz
Pastry Rescue Squad
wire & laminated paper
12"h x 11"w
Steve Wirtz
linda chamberlain
Top: Over the Moon
acrylic/gouache, 20" x 20"
Middle: Peaceable Kingdom
acrylic/gouache, 20" x 20"
Bottom: Share Your Love
acrylic/gouache, 20" x 20"
Linda Chamberlain
margaret white
Peace Fan
pastels/mixed media
19"h x 24"w
Margaret White