may / june featured artist
May 5• 1:00p–3:00p
The Art Sales and Rental Gallery is pleased to feature Gregory Zafiroff, an artist from the Swartz Creek area, who has pursued art since his young adult years. His passion for art led him to earn a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and an Art Teaching Certificate from the University of Michigan. He has taught art at a local elementary school for 10 years.
His exhibit is entitled "Figuring All the Angles" and features designs of various geometric shapes as well as abstract and impressionistic landscapes, using acrylic paint and masking tape. Most of his works are original concepts, rather than learned techniques, experimenting as he goes, in an effort to portray visually what he has in his minds eye.
He also has work on display at Courtland Center in Burton, Gallery 550 on Saginaw St. and Jordan Gallery in Owosso. In the past, he has shown his work at GFAC, Shiawassee Art Council, University of Michigan-Flint and The Scarab Club in Detroit.
march / april featured artist
March 3 • 1:00p–3:00p
Artistic from a young age, Sonya Persia studied art throughout her education, ultimately receiving her BFA from the University of Michigan.
She has exhibited in galleries and museums locally and in California including the Saginaw Art Museum, the Greater Flint Arts Council Gallery, Buckham Gallery, Harding Mott University Center Art Gallery, the Michigan League in Ann Arbor, San Diego Art Institute Gallery, and the San Diego Art Museum.
Sonya used to spend the winters in California and part of the summer in Minnesota. Now she paints mainly in Michigan—in Highland and on her son's farm in Fenton. Her paintings are a revelation of her surroundings.
Presently the paint is thinner on the canvas. The paintings that are the most spontaneous allow one to see the paint before the image and using compliments adds to the brilliance of the color.