Monthly Archives: July 2009

ACE Artists Frittelli and Lockwood in the news

We’ve been on vacation for the last couple weeks, so we missed this great profile of ACE textile artists Cecilia Frittelli and Richard Lockwood from the July 15th issue of the Saratogian.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Creating cloth isn’t just a job for Cecilia Frittelli and Richard Lockwood — it’s their way of life… (click to read more)

To learn more about these talented artists, watch the video from their Web site:


Now Sparkling | ‘GlassWear’ Exhibition – The Moment Blog –

ACE jewelry artist Karen Gilbert is featured in a new exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC… AND gets a shout-out in the New York Times:

Wall Brooches, by Karen Gilbert … dexterously combine traditional jewelry materials with tubular Pyrex elements straight out of a high school chemistry lab.

via Now Sparkling | ‘GlassWear’ Exhibition – The Moment Blog –

Ann Arbor Art Fairs organizers, participants try to keep sunny outlook despite economy – Ann Arbor News – The Latest News, Blogs, Photos & Videos –

ACE artist James Eaton quoted in the Ann Arbor News:

Chicago-based sculptor James Eaton, whose weathervanes and whirligigs have been featured in the fair for nearly 20 years, confessed to feeling hesitant about coming to Michigan now, when the state’s unemployment rates and poor economy have received national attention. “Partially it’s a reflex type of thing to keep going back,” Eaton said. “I honestly don’t know what to expect this year.Because of the nature of my business selling expensive pieces, frankly, one or two people could show up and make a huge difference. And that kind of happened last year. It wasn’t what I would call a tremendously successful show, but financially, it was just fine.”

ACE Artist Spotlight: Ford/Forlano

Jewelry artists Steve Ford, David Forlano and Maryanne Petrus are behind Ford/Forlano, which will have a booth at ACE August 28-30, 2009. Watch this video to learn more about their creative process:

ACE House Walk in the Pioneer Press

ACE gets a shout out in the Pioneer Press (a suburban Chicago newspaper franchise).

Crafty house walk

The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals will hold Living with Craft House Walk, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the American Craft Exposition, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 15 with check-in beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Sawbridge Studios, 1015 Tower Court in Winnetka.The four homes featured integrate works of art from some of the country’s finest craftsmen who have participated as American Craft Exposition artists. The cost is $30 in advance and $40 at the door and ticket holders receive a copy of the book These Hands Tell a Story: 25 Years of Handcrafted Art. Proceeds support breast and ovarian cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem. For more information, call 847 570-5095 or visit

Missoulian: Vision of hope – Group unveils painting inspired, assisted by breast cancer survivors

Interesting… That’s one way to raise awareness…

More than a painting of an American flag was revealed on Wednesday outside the Montana Breast Center. When the cloth came off, the breast prints of 24 breast cancer survivors were out in the open. … The breast prints – each woman dipped a breast into white paint – made up the stars of the flag in the spirit of the Fourth of July.

Ovarian Cancer Fund Raiser – CBS 42

Couldn’t have said it better ourselves:

“I feel like if there had been an accurate test for ovarian cancer my younger sister would still be alive today. It’s going to fund ovarian cancer research so hopefully we can find a test and maybe it will be the scientists here at UAB that will help us detect ovarian cancer in the future,” said Waldrep.

via Ovarian Cancer Fund Raiser – CBS 42.