Artist: Turtle Studio
Anny is a northern woman artist of international renown. Expressing herself in water media, poetry and traditional crafts, Anny explores the social, spiritual and physical realities of her community and woodland surroundings. Creating paintings using acrylics, watercolors and gouache on paper, birch bark and found objects, Anny preserves her impressions of the North and her observations of the area.|
Anny continues the tradition of making birch bark cutouts -- patterns with which she and others can create applique and quill works of art. Anny enjoys writing poetry and was included in the anthology, O'Gushnanan: Our Mother. She has published two books, Spirit Seeds and Strong Women of the North. Anny creates one of a kind leather dolls, decorated with tiny seed beads woven into miniature bags and jewelry. Anny also occasionally makes small runs of prints, handmade collections of poems and collages.
Anny preserves many old crafts by sharing her knowledge with others in workshops and classes. She has taught classes at several area institutions including Lake Superior State College through Brown Hall Fine Arts Academy in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. In 1997, 1998 and 2003 Anny has been awarded a grant to teach an apprentice in Michigan State University Museums Traditional Arts Program. Currently she is offering classes at Calico Hen in Richard Landing, Ontario and Alberta House in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
While it is important to know how to skin a beaver or weave a basket, it is also important to know how to use the Internet. Anny is hoping to learn soon how to share her work electronically.
For thirty years Anny has displayed and sold her work at galleries and gatherings throughout the Great Lakes area. Anny has sold work to collectors worldwide and has been in several international shows. Anny has won many awards. Anny's work may be seen at the Northern Michigan Artists Market in Petoskey, Michigan; Indian Hills Gallery in Harbor Springs, Michigan; Alberta House and Penny's Kitchen in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; Calico Hen in Richards Landing on St. Joiseph's Island, Ontario; and at Pine Tree Gallery, Ironwood, Michigan. Anny is available for workshops and shows.
|Media: Painting , Jewelry|