Recent Exhibit Is A Feather In The Cap For A Bird-Themed Artist
The area's only bird-themed art show has paid off handsomely for its featured artist.
Six works from Lisa Quinlan's show, "Budgie's Nest," now hang on other people's walls -- instead of her own -- and she couldn't be more pleased with the results.
"I enjoyed it very much, having the opportunity to show off my artwork, as well as the variety of styles," Quinlan said. "I look forward to other opportunities like this one."
"Budgie's Nest," featuring 23 of Quinlan's drawings, paintings and sketches, kicked off with a Sept. 2 reception at the Hillsdale Annex, 98 N. Broad St.
The Annex's front window display visitors some good clues to the themes behind "Budgie's Nest," which is planned as the first of several monthly art shows.
The centerpiece of the display focused on a wooden cage, decorated with hand-painted, cardboard birds, and images of the artist herself.
Next to the cage stood a small, hand-painted, wooden bird house, and two salt shakers (also shaped like birds).
The show closed Oct. 20, with "Unraveled," a multi-media party that will feature refreshments, and live music from local guitarist "Chairman" Ralph Heibutzki.
Last-minute buyers at the "Unraveled" event included Aimee England, manager of Volume I Books.
England chose to take home a small abstract pastel painting, which she planned on putting up in her kitchen.
"This is art that flies through so many genres and styles, and makes you want to wrap it up and take it home with you," she said.
Hillsdale area resident Christie Cook bought the last piece at Friday's event -- an untitled acrylic cartoon painting.
Richard Wunsch, owner of Volume I Books, also expressed pleasure at the show's success.
"'Budgie's Nest' has attracted a lot of interest locally, and rightfully so. if you want to see a good snapshot of local talent, this show is a good place to start," Wunsch said.
Other local artists interested in displaying at the Annex should contact Wunsch or England at Volume I Books by calling (517) 437-5539.
(Coldwater Daily Reporter, 10/26/06; Jonesville Independent, 11/03/06)
"Budgie's Nest" Show Open Through Today
Don't worry: If you haven't seen it yet, there's still time to experience "Budgie's Nest," the area's only bird-themed art show.
"Budgie's Nest," featuring 23 drawings, paintings and sketches by local artist Lisa Quinlan, can be seen at the Hillsdale Annex, 98 N. Broad St. (across from City Hall).
The show closes at 7:00 p.m. today, Oct. 20, with "Unraveled," a free multi-media party that will feature refreshments, and live music from local guitarist Chairman Ralph (who'll play some "Budgie"-titled vocal songs and instrumentals, in keeping with the event).
"To anybody who's seen the show, thanks for your interest," Quinlan said. "For everybody else -- if you want something for your living room, here's your chance."
Richard Wunsch, owner of Volume I Books, is pleased at the show's success.
"'Budgie's Nest' has attracted a lot of interest locally, and rightfully so. if you want to see a good snapshot of local talent, this show is a good place to start," Wunsch said. "Other local artists interested in displaying at the Annex should contact myself or Aimee England at Volume I Books."
Four paintings have been sold since the show's opening on Sept. 1.
"I've sold paintings before, but not so many after one show, which is a lot of fun," Quinlan said.
For further details, or to arrange a show at the Annex, call (517) 437-5539.
(Jonesville Independent, October 20, 2006)
Hillsdale Resident To Feature Art Works At The Annex
Weekend Show First of Monthly Art Shows
If you dream in multi-media, don't miss out on Saturday's reception for a local artist's bird-themed show at the Hillsdale Annex.
"Budgie's Nest," featuring 25 works by Hillsdale resident Lisa Quinlan, opens with a free reception at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Hillsdale Annex, 98 N. Broad St. (across from City Hall).
Light refreshments are planned and Quinlan will be on hand to discuss her work. Local guitarist Chairman Ralph will be playing his own country and jazz-inflected instrumentals (with the possibility of some help from Peter Cromwell, "The Meandering Minstrel").
"Budgie's Nest" is intended as the first of regular monthly art shows at the Annex.
"The show's title comes from the nickname ('Budgie') that my husband gave me," Quinlan said. "I'm laying out the artworks as they'd appear in my living room, if you happened to come over."
In keeping with that idea, visitors to "Budgie's Nest" can expect several bird-themed multi-media pieces.
Those works include a wooden cage, decorated with hand-painted, cardboard birds, and images of the artist herself, as well as a small, hand-painted, wooden bird house.
It's all part of Quinlan's ever-changing artistic mood. Ever since childhood she's done acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, which will be shown alongside the cartoons, collages and doodles that she's accumulated in 12 sketchbooks.
"This is the first time I've had such a big show, so I'm making the most of it," Quinlan said. "The mark of my approach is to constantly change styles, as anyone will see, once they take a look around."
For more information about the show, call (517) 437-5539.
(Jonesville Independent, 9/01/06)
Note: This was the advance press release for the first "Budgie's Nest" show, while the second one was called "Budgie's Nest: Unraveled."