Arts and Culture Center to host “Recounting”

ARS Gallery ▪ Arts and Culture Center to host  “Recounting” an Exhibition by Amelia Briske

 

ARS Gallery is featuring the works of Amelia “AMY” Briske on Saturday, February 12, 4-6 pm with an opening reception that will include light refreshments. Recounting will be up through April.

 

Amelia Briske Bio:

Amelia Briske is a Figurative Abstract Oil Painter who lives and works in Millburg, Michigan. Her paintings could be described as visual narratives of human emotion. She states, “My paintings reflect a colorful romance of everyday life.”  

 

At a young age, Amelia displayed a love of creating art and was honored as an artistic talent at her local High School, in Grand Ledge, Michigan. In 1988 she was accepted into The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While going to school here she also served tables and bartended to make ends meet. Most notably, she became a young mom, having her first two children by age 25.

 

In the late 1990s, her career grew, she was commissioned to paint several murals throughout the city of Chicago, including her favorite and largest mural at the entrance of the Amtrak Station located in the Citigroup Center on Madison Avenue.

 

By age 30, new horizons opened up when Sushi Wabi, a restaurant located in the popular Randolph Street Restaurant Row, asked her to design their restaurant.  Amelia was absolutely a natural and went on to design a dozen more throughout Chicago. She became known in the city for her fine painting, sense of color, use of material, handcrafted light fixtures, authentic style, and spot-on use of Feng Shui.

 

In 2003 she fell in love with fellow Artist Kirby Briske; they married and moved back to their home state of Michigan, where they had their third child. Together Amelia and her husband took a Historic Barn and created The Blue Dress Barn Wedding Venue in Benton Harbor, Michigan; which became a worldwide wedding venue phenomenon, soon after two more venues came to life named MillCreek Wilde and Sundance; both located in Southwest Michigan.  

 

During her off-season from the businesses, Amelia can be found in her Art Studio finding solitude; she believes painting and creating art has kept her alive and well for over 40 years.

 

Amelia Briske is a Figurative Abstract Oil Painter who lives and works in Millburg, Michigan. Her paintings could be described as visual narratives of human emotion. She states, “My paintings reflect a colorful romance of everyday life.”  

 

At a young age Amelia displayed a love of creating art and was honored as an artistic talent at her local High School, in Grand Ledge, Michigan. In 1988 she was accepted into The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While going to school here she also served tables and bartended to make ends meet. Most notably, she became a young mom, having her first two children by age 25.

 

In the late 1990’s her career grew, she was commissioned to paint several murals throughout the city of Chicago, including her favorite and largest mural at the entrance of the Amtrak Station located in the Citigroup Center on Madison Avenue.

 

By age 30, new horizons opened up when Sushi Wabi, a restaurant located in the popular Randolph Street Restaurant Row, asked her to design their restaurant.  Amelia was an absolute natural and went on to design a dozen more throughout Chicago. She became known in the city for her fine painting, sense of color, use of material, handcrafted light fixtures, authentic style and spot on use of Feng Shui.

 

 

In 2003 she fell in love with fellow Artist Kirby Briske; they married and moved back to their home state of Michigan, where they had their third child. Together Amelia and her Husband took an Historic Barn and created The Blue Dress Barn Wedding Venue in Benton Harbor, Michigan; which became a worldwide wedding venue phenomenon, soon after two more venues came to life named MillCreek Wilde and Sundance; both located in Southwest Michigan.  

 

During her off season from the businesses, Amelia can be found in her Art Studio finding solitude, she believes painting and creating art has kept her alive and well for over 40 years.

 

 

 

Call for more information on this exhibition!

269-208-4409 or arsarts.culture@gmail.com

THE ARS GALLERY & CULTURE CENTER

The ARS Gallery ▪ Arts and Culture Center is located at 147 5th Street in the Benton Harbor Arts District and provides a community art center offering visual arts, arts education, cultural language classes, and outreach to local youth. ARS is the home of the “I Am The Greatest” project and has offered arts programming to hundreds of local youth. For more information, visit www.annarussoart.com or call ARS Gallery at 269.363.4740