Yesterday and today the Art Birmingham fair has been taking place at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center at Shain Park. It’s one of the state’s most highly regarded art fairs and it’s the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day with the mom you love.
They offer more than 150 juried artists and feature a range of works from paintings and ceramics to photography and jewelry. They have a Youth Art Activities Tent as well called Printmaking in the Park where children 12 and under can create their own art.
One artist, Natalya Hrecznyj, is honored to be part of the show. She was on the waiting list last year and is featured in this year’s show. A longtime Dearborn resident, she first started designing items like clothing, handbags and jewelry out of leather about four years ago. As she said, “It’s just amazing when you take a piece of leather and make such great things out of it. I can make jewelry, bags, clothes.”
As she discussed her art, she said, “It’s like meditation for me or like doing yoga. It relaxes me, lets my creativity out and I forget about everything.”
Enjoy Natalya Hrecznyj’s designs and so many others at the fair today.