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April Featured Artist: Steve Wirtz

The Hatch Art House April featured artist is Steve Wirtz. His work will be showcased all month long with an opening reception Friday, April 13th from 6-9pm. Refreshments will be served. http://www.facebook.com/events/185085614942215/

Steve Wirtz is an award-winning papier mache’ sculptor. He often creates sculptures that have humorous themes. Steve creates his sculptures in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based studio.
In Steve’s words; “I guess I’ve always had a fear of being boring; and stepping on something icky while wading barefoot. The medium I work in alleviates my first fear. My art explores the second. My current sculptures are the result of 20 years of experience with laminated paper (a form of papier mache’) techniques. It gives me great reward to make people laugh. When a collector tells me how they smile every time they look at their Wirtz original, I realize what keeps me going, and why I keep taking my shoes off before stepping in the creek.”

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Summer Fever

Whew! It’s nearing the end of August and boy, it’s been a busy one! The August Artist reception was very well received… linocut artist, Juliet Darken is officially a Hatch hit!

The Darken Family; Juliet is third from the left.

It was a perfectly, gorgeous night for an art opening!

Other news: Sunday, August 28th, Hatch will have a booth at Orton Park Festival… Here is a link. http://www.marquette-neighborhood.org/activities/index.php?category_id=4733&subcategory_id=7864  Hatch will also be open, with our favorite potter, Jenny Blasen, working in the shop.

We’ve had a lot of new work arrive in the shop lately. Here are some photos …

Steve Wirtz paper mache sculptures.

McKenzie Glynn makes wallets and clutches from discarded banners. Wallets are $22 and clutches are $48. A range of colors and designs... no two are alike:)

Vintage Chic is spot on for this pair of lovely and kinda hard to find, ice cream parlor chairs (1930's?)... Twisted wrought iron and newly constructed seats will hold you up no problem:) $98 each.

Tote Bags...a great use of vintage fabric! Lightweight and the perfect size. Be the envy of your fellow farmer's market shoppers:) $26 by Naystalgia Vintage Creations.

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