Calendar of upcoming events, workshops and gallery shows at FOUND in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
First Fridays in Ann Arbor's Kerrytown District.
We're working on a series of special events for the first Friday evening of each month - we'll stay open late, turn up the music, have some refreshments and feature a different artist or activity each time. A fun way to ease into your weekend!
Saturday, June 15th. Mr. B's JoyBox Express Piano Bike will roll over to Found to present an impromptu boogie woogie concert! 10% of sales that day will go to YouthQuest.
ANN ARBOR ART FAIR WEEK at Found. The annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs take place July 20-23 this year. We have some fun things planned:
First Friday. July 7. 5-8pm. Garden party at Found! 10% of evening sales to Growing Hope. Specials on outdoor and garden items. Drop in mini workshop with Michael -Learn to use metal stamping tools while you make garden markers! You'll start with flattened recycled spoon or fork and end up with an herb garden stake that will encourage your plants to grow faster. $3 fee.
Friday, June 2 from 5:00-8:00 pm, our featured artist will be Katie Bramlage of make. do. studio. You may have seen her hand built clay vessels and talismans in the shop - they have an organic feel, designed to interact with the light. For this event, we'll have a fresh collection of Katie's ceramic vessels, plus the opportunity to make your own necklace. Katie's been busy forming hundreds of glazed and natural beads in all sort of shapes that are perfect for jewelry! A casual mini workshop will be ongoing throughout the evening, at a cost of $42 per necklace.
We'll have treats and a drawing for a $50 Found Gift Card that night, too!
BEGINNING HAND LETTERING: GARDEN MARKERS
Thursday, June 8th. 7:00 - 8:30pm $30 fee
If you'e ever wished you could draw modern calligraphy style words in your scrapbooks or friend's birthday cards, or create fun place cards for a party, then this class is for you!
Britney Leal, a sign maker from Zingerman's Roadhouse, will teach this beginning lettering workshop. She does an awesome job of breaking hand lettering into easily mastered steps. The workshop begins with guided instruction and practice that can be applied to all kinds projects, and ends with lettering a set of garden markers for your herbs or outdoor plants.
The $30 class fee includes instruction in Britney's modern calligraphy lettering style, a practice journal, lettering guide, and supplies to make 3 plant stakes. Refreshments, too!
Gather a little group of friends to join you - or come and make some new friends.
We'll meet around the big counter at the back of Found. Space is limited, so call soon to register. 734-302-3060.
Thursday, March 30th. 6:00-9:00pm at Found. $75 class/materials fee
Join us for an evening of challenging fun and meditative play with artist Katie Bramlage of make.do.studio. In this workshop you will create your own talisman; an object said to have magic powers and bring good luck. You'll choose from a wide variety of handmade ceramic pieces which are reminiscent of stones and shells and sticks. With the simple instructions and supplies provided, you will assemble your own ready to hang wall piece. This workshop is open to all experience levels.
FORESHADOWING. Endangered & Threatened Plant Species. Found was pleased to present a fascinating collection of botanical art by Michigan photographer Jane Kramer winter of 2017. For her "Foreshadowing" project, Jane photographed the shadows of endangered plant species and transfered the images onto paper she made from the pulp of invasive plants. If you are interested in learning more about this project or purchase limited edition prints, many framed in reclaimed wood, you may contact Jane through her website www.janekramer.com A portion of each sale is donated to Michigan Nature Association. Please let her know that you found her at Found!
Wondering where the canoes went? Torno Canoes are still available by special order at Found. During the month of September 2016, we had a Pop-up Canoe Show featuring handcrafted, lightweight wooden canoes and stand-up paddle boards by Ann Arbor designer-builder Randall Torno. Weighing in at just 25 pounds, a 12 foot Torno canoe is a beautiful and functional way to explore Michigan's rivers and lakes. Many of you stopped by during the show see them and talk with Randall, but may have needed more time to think about purchasing one. . Although we no longer have them on display at the shop, we're happy to process a special order for you!