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    • October 14, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • November 11, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Jordan River Arts Center Gallery

    Continuing the tradition of the Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, Michigan, to showcase fiber art, Spaces Uncharted will build on the foundation laid by the Rare Threads series. This show is an opportunity to expand on the notion of the breadth and depth of contemporary fiber art. By highlighting Michigan artists working in the realm of fiber art, we hope to challenge the viewer to see fiber and fiber methods in new ways. Curators Shanna Robinson and Nancy McRay, both fiber artists working in Northern Michigan. Robinson is Professor of Art at NCMC in Petoskey. McRay is teaching weaving through NMC, Interlochen and BlackBird Arts.

    The participating artists, Jill Ault, Barbara Bushey, Susie Krage, Nancy McRay, Leon Nash, Marilyn Prucka, Shanna Robinson, Dolores Slowinski, and Sherri Smith were chosen because we know and admire their work. Our chosen theme is in response to a common thread running through each artist’s work; an expression of their relationship with issues of space. Inner, outer, urban, or watery, these artists interact with and illustrate spaces all around us. We hope viewers will find their ideas about fibers, textile methods, and the world around them will be broadened and enriched.

    Spaces Uncharted runs from October 14 through November 11. The opening reception is Sunday October 14 from 1-4 p.m. with a gallery talk by Dolores Slowinske at 2:00. Shanna Robinson, Marilyn Prucka and Nancy McRay will give a gallery talk about their work at 2:00 on Sunday November 4 at 2:00.  

    • November 10, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • East Jordan High School

    Annual Holiday Shopping Expo.  Purchase your favorite arts and crafts items just in time for the holidays!

    For information on how to become a vendor, please contact Howard at

    • November 18, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • December 21, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Jordan River Arts Center Gallery

    A curated collection of gift items from area artists perfect for holiday gift giving.  Support your local artists by purchasing one of a kind hand made items.


    JRAC Member,

    You are invited to participate in the 2018 Jordan River Arts Council’s Gift Market. As you know this is a significant fund raising event for JRAC. In order to make this event a big success, I hope you will consider participating. If you know someone who is not a member and who would like to participate, please refer them and we may have a new member contributing to this unique event.

    All work will be handled in a professional manner. Works are submitted at the owner’s risk and/or are covered by by the owner’s insurance. JRAC insurance coverage is limited to fire, theft or vandalism for materials only. JRAC will take a 30% commission on all work sold and the artist will keep 70% of the selling price. Please price accordingly.

    We are looking for art that would make great gifts in a variety of price ranges. Consider gifts in the $5., $10. and $15. price range. There will be a Christmas tree to showcase ornaments for sale.

    Artists should deliver art to JRAC on Sunday November 11, between 1:00 and 3:00 or Monday November 12 from 3:00 to 5:00.

    The opening reception will be Sunday, November 18, from 1:00 to 4:00. The show will close on Sunday, December 23. Artists my pick up their work on Sunday the 23th until 5:00 p.m. or Monday the 24th from 10:00 to 12:00.

    If you have questions please contact Babs Young at 231-645-2220 or email at

    If you want to participate I will email you the inventory sheet and instructions on how to fill it out. We are looking forward to a great show.

    Babs Young

Past events

September 22, 2018 Blacksmithing Workshop
September 22, 2018 3D Felting Workshop
September 09, 2018 “Ephemera” Collage and Mixed media
August 12, 2018 Splash
July 17, 2018 "Splash" Call to Artists
July 15, 2018 Belle Fleur
June 15, 2018 Gift Shop Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
June 10, 2018 Members Invitational
May 13, 2018 Scholarship Show
April 08, 2018 Handbuilding: A Pottery Exhibit
March 21, 2018 Movie Night- "Loving Vincent" at EJHS Auditorium
March 06, 2018 Dietrich Popup Show
March 04, 2018 Poetry Afternoon
January 20, 2018 Winter Party
November 19, 2017 Gift Market

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