Rabu, 05 Mei 2010

Local artist: Graceann Warn to be featured at Next Step Studios “Spring Happenings” in Ferndale, MI on May 22, 2010


“Spring Happenings” features the preview of a new body of work by Graceann Warn. As a part of the celebration of this exciting new commission, her latest collection of paintings that focus on brilliant pops of color will debut at Next Step Studios.  Graceann’s recently commissioned painting for the Yale-New Haven Hospitals is now on display in their main lobby. Next Step Studios is owned and run by the talented artist Kaiser Suidan. Kaiser’s unique style is inspired by the geometrical forms found in nature. This has caught the eye of exclusive clientele such as Compuware and he has even had an installation featured on the set of the television show Will & Grace.  The “Spring Happenings” event will also feature the official opening of Next Step’s new sculpture garden featuring ceramic artists Mark Chatterly and Susan Beiner’s work. There will be live music and drinks to compliment this fantastic art event.

A little background on Graceann Warn: she grew up in a small town in New Jersey, where the thought of making a living as an artist had never crossed her mind. She had intended on making a career as a Landscape Architect receiving her degree in that field from U of M in Ann Arbor. After a chance encounter and a rather intense emotional response to viewing a Mark Rothko art exhibit she realized her true calling and decided to become an artist. She merged beautifully with the Ann Arbor artist’s culture and has been one of the lucky ones to make a living solely off of her art. Currently her artistic focus has been on using bright colors in her work such as vibrant reds and explosive oranges.

This year Graceann has been extremely busy with shows scheduled all over the country including Lenox, Massachusetts, Wellfleet Massachusetts, Lincoln, Nebraska, and the critically acclaimed SOFA Chicago art gala at Navy Pier.  She will be ending the year with a big solo exhibit starting on November 13th at the River Gallery in Chelsea, MI. ­­­­ The solo exhibit will remain up until January of 2011.

Don’t miss out on “Spring Happenings,” at Next Step Studios in Ferndale located at 530 Hilton between 8 and 9 mile. The event is Free and begins at 6pm and goes till midnight. For more information on Next Step Studios call 248.414.7050 or visit http://www.nextstepstudio.com. Graceann will be available for interviews or for more information please contact Natalie@dreamtownmedia.com or Melissa@dreamtownmedia.com . 

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