Wednesday
Jan082014

Class Sign-up

My next class on assemblage at the Ann Arbor Art Center starts next week. Hope to see some of you there! 

Jan 15, 2014 to Mar 12, 2014 - 10am to 12:30pm

Sign-up

Wednesday
Sep112013

At Last - A New Class and Workshops Schedule

I get alot of requests for workshops. So I wanted to let people know about some events I'm doing in coordination with two great organizations - The Ann Arbor Art Center and the Textile Art Alliance of The Cleveland Museum of Art.

 

THINK INSIDE THE BOX: ASSEMBLAGE
The Ann Arbor Art Center | Ages: 18 & up
Wednesdays: 10/16-11/20/2013 | 10:30AM-1PM

From serious to whimsical, assemblage art is a unique opportunity to share stories, thoughts or ideas through the juxtaposition of diverse images, objects, words and paint. The class will include demonstrations of collage techniques, text transfer, texturizing and painted effects. Instruction on composition, content and construction will be given as students complete a small mixed media assemblage. Students will be working out of containers such as boxes to complete their projects.


register here 

 

 

DAY OF THE DEAD MINI SHRINES
U of M Museum of Art | Ages: 18 & up
Saturday 11/2/3013 | 1-4PM
Create a miniature shrine in celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with mixed media artist Michele Riddel Bagnasco. Honor a loved one, celebrate a personal experience or just create a vibrant vignette. Using a candy tin, paint and assemblage materials, you’ll create your own mini-alter to take home. Included are candy tins, unpainted plaster skulls, hearts and other decorative elements. Free free to bring small personal objects or ephemera. This is can be a fun family activity and a great story-telling opportunity!

 

register here 

 

 

CANDY TIN VIGNETTES
U of M Museum of Art | Ages: 18 & up
Saturday 12/7/2013 | 1-4PM
Create a miniature assemblage with mixed media artist Michele Riddel Bagnasco. From serious to whimsical, assemblage art is a unique opportunity to share stories, thoughts or ideas. Using a candy tin, paint and assemblage materials, you’ll create your own mini-vignette to take home. Included are candy tins, small found objects and decorative elements. Free free to bring small personal objects or ephemera

 

register here  

 

 

 

 

 

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART TEXTILE ART ALLIANCE
LECTURE AND WORKSHOP: CONSTRUCTIVE ART WITH SPIRIT

Lecture | CMA Recital Hall | Wednesday, 4/2/2014 | 4:00
Workshop | CMA Classroom | Thursday & Friday, 4/3&4/2014 | 10:00–4:00 
Since our minds are a patchwork of thoughts and experiences scavenged from the world around us, it makes sense that assemblage is constructed with a similar mixture of materials. Using found materials as well as wood, paper, paints, pencil, and ink, participants build a central theme or story around a foundational object. Riddel Bagnasco demonstrates collage, text transfer, and texturizing techniques, offering construction, composition, and content pointers as participants create their own “diorama of the soul. 

more information

 

 

Thursday
Jun062013

Old Town Art Fair

I'll be showing my newest work at the Old Town Art Fair in Chicago this week-end. If you are in the area, please stop by and see me.

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WEEDS

 

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HAPPY TRAILS

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DREAMS OF SUMMER

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WOODLANDS

 

 

Monday
Jul092012

Upcoming Show

Recently, I've been working with depression era photographs from the National Archive. I interpose characters from these photos into constructed paper scenes from nature. The end result are a series of surreal dioramas that play with scale and story. I've really enjoyed the process.

If you are interested in seeing my work in person, please visit my booth at:

State Street Art Fair
Ann Arbor, MI
July 18-21 (Wed-Sat)
Booth 227 on N. University

Suttons Bay Art Festival
Leelanau Peninsula - Suttons Bay, MI
August 4-5 (Sat-Sun)
Marina Park 

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Chicago, Il
September 8-9 (Sat-Sun) 
Lakeview East - Along Broadway between Belmont and Roscoe

or you can always see my work at:

Ann Arbor Art Center
Gallery Shop
117 W. Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI. 48104
(734)994-8004

 

Friday
Dec022011

The Holiday Season

If you feel like taking a break from the malls and the superstores, peek into these two lovely shops that feature splendid work by local artists. (Psst, you can find my work there too.)

Ann Arbor Art Center
Gallery Shop
117 W. Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI. 48104
(734)994-8004

The Artisan's Bench
307 W. Main St.
Brighton MI 
(810) 227-4751