The Boundless Creativity of Chloe Viening-Butler

Chloe Viening-Butler is a poet, artist, caregiver, and advocate for the disabled. Her aesthetic practice and life are intermeshed more seamlessly than any artist I’ve encountered. Because her days are spent tending to the needs of her family clan, pets, and homestead, Viening-Butler typically works at night. Her studio is located above the garage in … Continue reading

In July, When Michigan Landscapes are Most Effulgent, Roan & Black of Saugatuck Focuses on Seven Painters of Scapes

July makes a great month to motor to Saugatuck as our car windows become paintings of effulgent fields, radiant waters and verdant woods. While making the run to the lake, stop at Roan & Black Contemporary Gallery to see the Scapes exhibition, which opened July 11th. The hospitality, beyond impeccable on Saturday night, makes the gallery, sculpture … Continue reading

Hope Gangloff’s Idle Hipsters

Her subjects seem sophisticated and intelligent, in spite of their efforts to appear otherwise. If Gangloff’s models were up late, it’s probably because they were reading.