Leap of Faith opens Friday

2022-05-10T20:54:59-04:00Exhibition, Articles, Art|

Leap of Faith opens Friday The floor is still dirty, flotsam and jetsum abound and the lights need adjusting. But, the show is hung in the Susan Hensel Gallery. And it is almost ready at ArtSpace as well, thanks to Sue Goodspeed and Dale Kennedy. Today I have a few rough pictures of the SHD space. I do like to show you the installations in process, from chaos to completion. But I was too tired and spacey after staying up watching the election results to photograph the fulll effect! This portion of the show looks very pre-election: it is rather somber in tone. But the windows! Oh you must drive by at night! Local artist Debora Miller installed a brillant, glowing, colorful site specific installation called Collection. It lights the night! Tomorrow, I will try to photograph the ArtSpace portion of the show. Ta,ta! Susan Hensel Gallery The focus of Susan Hensel Gallery is on compelling objects, meaningful use of materials, and engaging sculpture. It is a gallery where experimental ideas and works of the hand join to create unique sensory experiences. Opened September 10th, 2004 Susan Hensel Gallery is a [...]

Navigating New Waters: Kate Vinson in 2021 |Susan Hensel Gallery

2021-09-20T14:29:05-04:00Exhibition, Articles, Art|

NAVIGATING NEW WATERS Now Open in Susan Hensel Gallery by KATE VINSON “Navigating New Waters” by Textile Artist Kate Vinson in the windows at Susan Hensel Gallery. I have known Kate Vinson for a number of years now. I first met her when she received the Jerome Foundation Project Grant for Textile Art  in roughly 2015.  There was  a reception for past and present Jerome artists led by the new director of the Textile Center of Minnesota. I met some truly wonderful artists there, who remain important to me today!  Kate is among them. Kate is a restless creative, working across natural media, focusing on using the body and natural materials. She talks about making art as being a “full body” kinesthetic experience. Additionally, I’ve know her as an artist with a true love of materials; an outdoor adventure educator and guide; as a high school art teacher, now at Perpich Arts High School. In whatever she does, nature plays an important role.  Her exhibition, Navigating New Waters | Susan Hensel Gallery, is also continuing evidence of that passion. […]

From Rust Belt to Artist Belt

2021-11-18T22:49:27-05:00Articles, News, Art|

From Rust Belt to Artist Belt Leslie Sobel, here tonight in the gallery. Is involved in the Rust Belt to Artist Belt conferences and was instrumental to bringing the conference to Detroit. http://www.detroitmakeithere.com/article/20100405/DM01/304059989 April 2010... "Wayne State University's Tech Town led the city's bid for the conference. Working with a number of other local organizations, including The Heidelberg Project, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and WSU College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts. The group should know in the next couple of weeks when the conference will be held, said Julie Brock, development director for Tech Town. Tech Town has hired Leslie Sobel. An independent artist from Milan and president of the Milan Area Arts Council. To help plan the conference and to expand participation of arts organizations beyond Detroit to those in other Southeast Michigan counties, Brock said. “The conference is centered on the idea that rust belt cities are the perfect breeding ground for new artists. With low-cost living, industrial spaces and open land you can't get in New York or (Los Angeles,)” Brock said. “Because it's been so successful in Cleveland the past two years. They wanted one of [...]