Luke Barnett Windsor Chair Craftsman

Meet Luke Barnett, American Windsor Chair Craftsman

When you look at one of Adrian resident Luke Barnett’s handcrafted traditional American Windsor chairs, you can picture it sitting in a cherished spot in someone’s home decades from now, having seen countless family dinners and holiday celebrations, still as strong and durable as ever. Luke’s chairs are truly heirlooms,...

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Bryan VanBenschoten

Meet Bryan VanBenschoten, Professional Potter and Sculptor

Bryan VanBenschoten’s career may have taken a very different path had the Ford Motor Company not have scaled back their hiring and begun layoffs in the early 1970s when he finished his military service. Raised in the Catskill Mountains in New York State, Bryan moved to Michigan intending to work...

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Craig Weatherby

Meet Craig Weatherby, Glass and Wood Artist

Glass and wood artist Craig Weatherby walks in two worlds. He is both a scientist and an artist, and while those two worlds might seem very different, from Craig’s perspective, they are intertwined. “Art is science; science is art.”  He considers himself fortunate that his career as a wildlife ecologist...

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Susan Matych Hager

Meet Susan Matych-Hager, Glass Beadwork Artist

Formerly a music professor at Siena Heights University, Susan Matych-Hager’s journey into art glass beadmaking, also known as lampwork or torchwork, began in 2001 with a class she took at the Toledo Museum of Art. Susan is now an accomplished artist, having been represented in the last seven annual juried exhibits by the International...

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Shirley Brauker Native American Pottery

Meet Shirley Brauker of MoonBear Pottery and Indian Arts

Shirley Brauker vividly recalls sitting in a puddle as a young child, waiting for her older sister to return home from school on the bus. As her little hands explored the wet mud, she found herself sculpting an Indian village in the middle of her driveway. She’s been an artist her entire life. Throughout...

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Butterfly Exhibit

Butterflies! | Special Exhibits and Events

A special exhibit with live Monarch butterflies and art by Rachel Flores in conjunction with Hidden Lake Gardens on Non-Profit Row located on West Maumee will educate you about the precarious  plight of these beautiful butterflies. Kids will make art inspired by their patterns and flight. We want to thank...

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Chair-it-y Auction

Chair-ity Event at First Friday on September 4, 2015

Chair-ity will sponsor pre-Art-A-Licious events at Downtown Adrian’s First Friday, Sept 4 from 5-8pm to get everyone in the chair art mode. Chair-ity sponsor Omni Source will present Luke Barnett’s handmade hardwood Windsor chair that will open for silent auction bids at 5pm. Like the branches of a tree, a...

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Wild Swan Theater returns to Art-A-Licious!

The Adrian District Library, with sponsorship by the Maple City Arbor of Gleaner Life Insurance Company,  are pleased to announce that Wild Swan Theater will return to this year’s Art-A-Licious. The performance, “Under the African Sky,” will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. “Under the African Sky” is a...

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Lenawee Mural Project

Downtown Adrian Mural Project

As part of Adrian’s Revitalization and Arts Engagement Collaboratives, a mural will be painted on the Locust Street side of the Fishes and Loaves building in Adrian. Nationally recognized muralist, Martin Moreno, a graduate of Siena Heights University, has been commissioned for this project. You can help design and create...

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