Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas through Lowell

Christmas through Lowell this weekend 9-9 on Friday, 9-7 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday- our place is just part of the fun! Come to 219 West Main and pick up a map to start your fun!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Carolyn Harper scarves and hats

'Tis the season in Michigan again for scarves and hats. Come to Fire and Water to see lovely hand crafted choices in beautiful colors.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Girl's Night Out! What a fun night! Obviously, these kids had a great time! Crazy hat night. Kathleen and Lynn were kept busy making newsprint hats and people enhanced them with all manner of decoration!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Kathleen Mooney's work on display


Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, 113 Riverwalk Plaza. Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, the Riverwalk Gallery showcases artworks by local artists.

Now showing Kathleen Mooney, ISEA

October 3, 2009 – January 4, 2010

Kathleen Mooney, ISEA
Kathleen Mooney, ISEA is an internationally active artist based in Lowell. Mooney’s art is created in water-media paintings, books, sculpture and glass. Signs, symbols and ancient art intrigue and inspire her work. Art is an inescapable expression. Each year Mooney visits the shores of Atlantic Europe where Neolithic art is highly concentrated. Prehistoric stone carvings and alignments are filled with mystery and placed in areas of incredible natural beauty.

Perched high on the cliffs above the pounding Atlantic waves Mooney happily draws and paints. An avid “kayaker” she delights in water for its healing, life-giving and “evolving” properties.

Mooney is a signature member of the International Society of Experimental Artists. Her always forward thinking award winning art is available at Fire and Water Art Studio and Showroom in Lowell, Michigan. Mooney owns and operates Fire and Water ART where she enjoys the company and stimulation of 25 leading local artists.

This show features “Signs and Symbols” multimedia paintings from Mooney’s hand carved block prints, mono-print and mark making painting with tempera and acrylics -- all techniques she teaches in classes held at her local gallery and studio. The classes are designed to teach adults and children how to follow their instincts to create art that is authentic and uniquely their own. Stop in at Fire and Water ART! to see class examples or visit the website at

For more information about Kathleen Mooney’s art see her website at

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy Birthday to us!!

We are celebrating 3 years of wonderful art together!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY FIRE AND WATER ART!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

pink pride!!

Lowell High School football is supporting cancer research by wearing pink football uniforms!! You go, Guys!

Fire and Water is promoting cancer awareness through significant donations of art for the local chapter of Gilda's House being opened officially 9/12/09

new art all the time!!

I can't believe I haven't updated this blog in a while! Shame on me. I'll have to take some pictures at the gallery today and post them! There are new things coming in all the time!! Come and visit! I'm working from 2-7 on Friday Sept 11 and from 11-4 Saturday Sept 12. I'll be hanging this image today. It's Lake and Sky and a study for a larger piece that's in a show in Grand Rapids.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Riverwalk in Lowell

This week is Riverwalk in Lowell. There will be lots of free activities. It's a great time to stop by Fire and Water ART to see what's new and view this year Ireland paintings by our artist of the month, Kathleen Mooney!

For a full listing of Riverwalk activities, click here.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Kathleen Mooney's new book IRELAND- Cliffs, Rocks and Fields

Kathleen Mooney's new book IRELAND- Cliffs, Rocks and Fields can be found on the Blurb site Click HERE or find it at Fire And Water ART in Lowell.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Kathleen Conover

Congratulations to Kathleen Conover on having a piece of her work featured in the July/August Artist's Magazine. It is a frozen crystal painting and it is part of an article by Lisa Cyr on innovative art techniques titled "join an Artistic Revolution". Her piece is on page 65.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Patti Sevensma

Patti Sevensma is our artist of the month for June. Her photos are amazing and her photo montages and nature collages combined with photography, like these shown here, are full of layers of mystery.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fire and Water artists in Festival of the Arts

Mike Bryant, Bonnie Osborne, Marylu Dykstra, Patti Sevensma and Deidre Wingelaar are Fire and Water artists who have work in The GR Festival of the Arts.

Deidre won a Water Media Art award for her piece Autumn Glory.

Congrats all!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kathleen Conover- artist of the month

This month we are pleased to present Kathleen Conover as the artist of the month of May. The gallery offers original art, giclee prints (with high quality archival ink) and sets of notecards by this wonderful northern Michigan artist. She has been a teacher and an inspiration to many of the Fire and Water artists. She has just returned from a trip to Ireland and we look forward to seeing the art this trip inspired!

Kathleen will have work featured in the new publication from Northlight Books, ART Revolution: Alternative Approaches fro Fine Artists and Illustrators by Lisa L. Cyr

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yellow Dog River installation

Kathleen Mooney's Yellow Dog River series is on display in Okemos, Michigan at the Public Library on Okemos Road. Her powerful images are interspersed with photos of the area in the Upper Peninsula in Michigan where the Yellow Dog River is endangered by sulfide mining and bad environmental decisions.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

video- not great but you get the idea!

These are my beginning forays into video. I just found out my digital can take movies. They are a little primitive but you can get an idea of the flow of the space at Fire and Water ART! The last two feature our fearless leader and her wonderful paintings, working on some of the mundane details of being an artist. I'll have to video her painting process sometime!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Jan Y. Johnson Artist of the Month for April

This month we are delighted to feature a wonderful artist, Jan Y. Johnson. She is a Lowell resident and arts advocate. She has been a painter all her life, worked in graphic design and does exquisite watercolors and acrylics. Stop in to see her work displayed on her large red wall. Wow!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

GREEN Women Artists

Passages 11 by Kathleen Mooney

Sunday March 22 from 2-4 we will have our reception celebrating the women artists with a love and respect for nature who are our heroes and role models.

Rachel Carson, Georgia O'Keeffe, Annie Dillard and Emily Carr are among the artists mentioned by members of our group. Come celebrate these women and our own Fire and Water nature advocate, Kathleen Mooney, as she prepares to show her Yellow Dog River series in Okemos and also anticipates her yearly trip to the wild Western shores of Ireland.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mike Bryant- Raku pottery

Mike Bryant is the artist of the month at F&W for March. Come see his beautiful textures and glazes on his wonderful pottery. His business is the Electric Mud Puddle. He is a member of the West Michigan Potter's Guild. They'll be having their spring show on March 21 at East Paris and Burton in SE Grand Rapids at Church of the Servant.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fire and Water artists in local competitions

Fire and Water Art, an art gallery in Lowell, Michigan, is pleased to announce that six of their 25 leading award winning artists have pieces in winter 2009 regional art competitions. "The Lowell Area Arts Council's West Michigan Regional Competition, the First United Methodist Celebration Show and Grand Haven's Winterfest are very competitive and are top shows in our area" says Kathleen Mooney – owner of Fire and Water Art. "I am so happy that many of our artists had work included in these venues. Each and every one of them are skilled in techniques and gifted in taking their work that extra step to make art that is unique and special. I am honored to be surrounded by a talented bunch!"

Work by Mike Bryant, Janet Krueger, Patti Sevensma, Deidre Wingelaar, Virginia Wieringa and Cathy Dykstra is included in these regional shows and Fire and Water Art has many works by these artists on our walls. "I would encourage everyone interested in art to attend these competitions and then visit Fire and Water Art to see more and get the whole story about these artists – we are the best place to do that!"

In addition, Mooney announces she is preparing her own one woman show "Yellow Dog – Michigan Wilderness Area at Risk!" which will appear in Okemos in April. "Yellow Dog" is a series of paintings, photographs and a self-published book that explores Mooney's reaction to the mining controversy affecting the Yellow Dog River near
Marquette in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

For more information about Fire and Water Art and our artists visit us Wednesday through Sunday 11-4 or Friday 11-7 at 219 West Main in Lowell, Michigan. Our phone number is 616-890-1879 and our website is

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lisa Wierenga - Artist of the month

Lisa's carved gourds and her artistry in depicting the natural world in pastels and paint make her a favorite at Fire and Water ART!

Fire and Water artists in the Lowell Regional and Celebration

This piece by Virginia Wieringa was accepted into the First United Methodist Celebration show. Mike Bryant and Janet Krueger also had pieces included in the show. Janet's received a People's Choice award. Deidre Wingelaar had two pieces accepted in Celebration and two pieces in the Lowell Regional! F+W artists Virginia Wieringa, Cathy Dykstra and Janet Krueger also had pieces accepted in the Lowell show. These are very competitive shows. Celebration had more than 400 entries and 160 pieces were juried into the show.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Deidre Wingelaar's work

Deidre Wingelaar is our fabulous framer at Fire and Water ART! and she is also a wonderful artist. This is her section in the gallery.

Deidre has two pieces included in the local Celebration show at First United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids and also one piece in the Lowell Regional. These are very competitive shows and it's great to see her work included.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Fire and Water Art!

New look! – We have taken advantage of CABIN FEVER to provide the energy to make big changes! We have moved some artists around – remember we are unique in assigning exclusive wall space to each artist – some artists now have expanded space to better provide premier selection of artwork. We have painted walls with juicy new fashion forward colors for 2009.
Have you ever wondered WHY we have so many different wall colors? First reason is to provide a visual cue that one artist’s area has now changed to another artist’s area. Second – and more important to the customer - is so you can see how the art you select would work on a color approximating the color in your home or office.
Imagine not only seeing thousands of great artworks in one place, but also being able to see how it would look in YOUR SPACE. In addition to our great wall colors we also have a “Try It / Buy It” program where you can have the artwork on approval basis for 1 week.
Just ask at Fire and Water Art and we will be happy to help!