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"For the last 20 year period I've been working with ideas conceived as a child." -Red Grooms

Monday, February 25, 2019

Glacier Resides at Joel Ellis Studio

The glacier is actually 2X the size now.

       It has been a long and protracted winter with lots of snow, so much so that a real live glacier has taken up residence outside the studio window (assisted by parking lot dozer). But we must have faith in all the early signs of spring. A few days ago we saw a large V of returning geese looking for open water.

       We have been busy getting spring art shows set up.  So far we have four venues and some with a few sales. That can make the cruel long winter a little easier, but still the looming glacier is trying to advance toward the studio window. We will keep folks apprised as to the advance of ice and snow and especially  the art shows.  Joel Ellis

Welcome Home , 18x24 oil, at Shiawassee Art Center
       We are happy to announce that a work by Joel, High Winds, has been selected for the Smithsonian WaterWays Project displaying works from several artists at selected galleries. The last venue for the Smithsonian show is at the beautiful Shiawassee Art Center on the banks of the Shiawassee River in Owosso, Michigan. Three other water-themed paintings by Joel will also be displayed during this featured program February 23 to April 7.
       Additionally across the Shiawassee River water-themed works by various artists, including three from Joel Ellis Art, will also be exhibited at the newly renovated Owosso Armory to coordinate with the Shiawassee Art Center in the celebration of water images. A special walk-across-the-bridge event will be held February 28 at 4pm. This exhibit is sponsored by ArtShare Michigan.

New displays of Joel’s work can also be seen this season at
  •      notable attorney’s in Okemos, MI – Fahey Schultz Burzych and Rhodes  on S. Okemos Road
  •         Mid-Michigan McLaren Physicians Building at W. Lake Lansing Road. Other springtime venues in the planning are to be announced in upcoming notices.

Sunrise Mist, 16x20 oil on linen
We are happy to be back at the art in this new year and happy to share with you, our generous supporters. Thank you for your kind words and purchases over the years.