Russian-born, Detroit-raised, and Nola-based artist, Oleg Kolbasov illuminates the dark subconscious with his eerie portrayals of figures and symbolism derived of his experiences and imagination. With a consistent color palate and a high attention to detail, he invites viewers to look within themselves, often prompting a positive proclamation to an image initially viewed as gloomy. His illustrations begin as pencil renderings before scanning and coloring digitally.
During this live art session he will be breaking from his usual illustrative process and applying paintbrush to canvas.
Come see him this Saturday to get a peek into his process!
My name is Michael James.
I am a musician, front man for the band My Graveyard Jaw. Toured for many many years. I quit drinking 3 years ago , stopped playing music (for now) and in my crazy sobriety I found leather making. Been doing it for about 2 years now. I make belts, wallets, knife sheaths, cases, guitar straps, bags, bracelets and pretty much will try anything anyone will throw at me.
Phillip Whitmore will be live Saturday printing his signature designs in the market! Phillip is the artist and owner of Inexplicable Confetti (started 2006). Using a rustic technique that rarely involves any technology, Whitmore draws, designs, and prints his own T-shirts in a little garage on Wednesday nights. Saturday evening however he'll be taking this unique process into the market for all to view! Come join and leave with a printed shirt of your own!
Come join us this Saturday when Naomi Celestin of ReStrung Jewelry will be working live to make her signature, music-inspired jewelry! Since starting ReStrung in 2011, Naomi has been using her skills in metalsmithing & costume design to create unique pieces of jewelry from guitar string. This weekend you can see her do this live and even walk away with some jewelry of your own!
Saturday night, come watch Heather M. Kenyon of Technicolor Elephant Studios paint portraits live in her bright acrylic and intricate Sharpie surrealist style!
Heather combines her passion for Interior Design and Psychology into playful, layered works of art. Each piece incorporates a tangle of faces and animals, including a hidden elephant in every one!
To preview more of her stunning works:
Ty is a van-life artist who specializes in pyrography (wood-burning). Through his travels around the country he has found inspiration from every part of each experience--whether it be the people he meets, the magic and freedom of the festival world (where he works in psychedelic harm-reduction), or the simple quiet beauty of nature. It is his hope that through his art he can honor the wonder of creation, and inspire more people to follow their own magic. Repurposing is very important to his beliefs, so each piece of wood used is found in nature or from recycled material.
You can find a ton of other stuff on my facebook @thestaffguy or facebook.com/tensixstudios
Come watch Edward, founder of Bow Shoeshoe, create his beautiful bowties. He'll also be sewing custom ties, handkerchiefs and other acessories with his collection of shoeshoe ("shway-shway") fabric from South Africa.
Edward started his tie company in Lesotho back in 2015. He started teaching communities to sew his designs to bring entrepreneurial development to the country he had fallen in love with as a Peace Corps volunteer.
To date, Edward has taught more than 150 people to sew ties in Lesotho, using their traditional fabric called Shoeshoe/Shweshwe. Through his company, Bow Shoeshoe, Edward helps give villages in Lesotho both skills and economic opportuntity.
Come check out his latest collection of ties, or design your own custom tie and have it sewn up on the spot!
Our passion for everything Elephant goes beyond painting the lovable creature itself, but in helping to protect this amazing animal for future generations to enjoy.
In conjunction with National Elephant Day (August 12) we will Be kickstarting a fundraiser for our favorite Elephant Foundation - The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
We will be helping sign people up to adopt and sponsor some of the cutest elephants as well as launching this campaign with the sale of this limited edition elephant charm necklace- 75% of the proceeds will be goes directly to DSWT!
Our goal is to raise $2,000 to help with the raising, protection and rereleasing into the wild of these orphaned elephants.
Want to help but live too far to join in the event? We will have link on the Technicolor Elephant Studios fb page where you can donate directly to DSWT and adopt your very own elephant 😍!!!
To learn more about this great foundation:
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A big thank you to the Palace Market for helping us host this event as well as to Sam McCall Herb for helping assemble these adorable necklaces- you all rock!
Great art and a great cause... see yah all there!!!!
This Saturday, Debo of License Plate Creations sets up his full workshop to demonstrate his process for creating custom, up-cycled license plate art! Come to watch him chop up metal, and leave with a unique piece of your own.
Katie Schmidt, designer and owner of Passion Lilie, will be demonstrating her pattern making process. You may be asking what is pattern making? In this case we are not referring to the fabric, but to the silhouette of the garment. The pattern is a paper template, made to the actual size of the garment that is then used to cut out and stitch the actual garment. I like to compare pattern making to an architect who creates the plans for a house. A lot of math and understanding of the curves of the body is involved in pattern making.
Hanna's hometown, the barrier island of Grand Isle Louisiana, is the fastest disappearing place on earth. Between coastal erosion, hurricanes, sea levels rising, and the greatest oil disaster in history, my storm ravaged home has a unique relationship with nature. The landscape of our coast is constantly in flux. In her paintings she hopes to express this fluctuating environment while capturing a landscape that will soon disappear.
This aturday Hanna will be bringing her studio to Palace Market. Watch Hanna create her colorful, powerful landscapes and learn more about her inspirations. Her work will be available for purchase along with 37 other local artists vendors.
Check out Hanna's work here: https://www.hannalemoine.com/
DCZ Deigns will be hosting live art on Saturday May 12th! Marek will be demonstrating hand carving wooden chains with chisels, using a single piece of wood. He will also be hand sculpting metal treble clef earrings & necklaces, as well as custom jewelry pieces for clients. Shelagh will be demonstrating the process of making dinosaur necklaces in silver. Come enjoy this unique style of jewelry making & leave with something beautiful!