The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
- Alberto Giacometti
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Do to the Coronavirus and the executive order by Governor Hogan, Artists Emporium will be closed until further notice.
March 23, 2020
Due to Governor Hogan's executive order to close all non-essential businesses due to the Coronavirus, Artists Emporium will be closed until further notice. You may continue to visit our website, or feel free to join us on Facebook or Instagram. If you have any inquiries, you may email us at email@example.com.
Rich has been in the metal working trade since 1981. He was the 4th generation in the family machine shop business and spent 24 years there.
In his time with the family business, he has run manual mills and lathes, cnc machines, cnc programming, CADD design and manufacturing engineering, welding and fabricating most materials, has had ASME welding certifications and a very diverse mechanical learning experience. He started his part time welding business in 1998 and has put most of the income into tools and equipment. He has GMAW, GTAW and SMAW welding equipment for all materials, homemade pnuematic forging hammer and forge, forging related tools and anvils, material cutting equipment as well as all the other needed tools and equipment.
He has a full time machining job and likes the type of ironwork and welding jobs that can tolerate his full time job commitment. Rich also has some very experienced associates to assist him with larger, time consuming projects. McClure Ironworks is very creative, hardworking and dedicated to please it's clients.
Father, husband, artist. Born and raised along the Susquehanna River in the small town of Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Michael currently resides in the Kennett Square area of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Michael’s unique dimensional style stems from a lifelong study in the uses of oil, acrylic, and latex paints in conjunction with plaster, cements, glue, wood, etc. for intentional an unintentional uses. Every impression, image, and inspiration utilizes his experiences using these mediums in historical home restoration, construction work and furniture and cabinet building and refinishing. Each work comes from his imagination and life’s experiences into an art expression in his studio. After completing a piece his next step is to encase it in a custom frame to enhance and complete the artistic expression as a total work. Each painting andframe is signed since it is meant to be viewed, judged and experienced as acomplete piece of art. Michael encourages touching his paintings to experience the dimensional aspect.
March is Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. The gallery below showcases artwork by various female artists represented at Artists Emporium. Stop by the Gallery to check out their beautiful works in person.