Do you love art just as much as we do?! Be sure to stop by and see Michael Lloyd’s prints. They are great conversation starters to have in your home or perfect to give as a gift. The styles of the art will be broad, spanning the concrete to abstract, the imaginative to the expository, the emotive to technically masterful, and more! We had the chance to chat with Michael about the upcoming Holiday Market at The Globe, check it out!
Michael T. Lloyd – Artifact Mfg
What inspired you to create your own business?
The initial drive was not motivated by business, but rather by my curiosity to see a concept through to completion, to observe something beautiful in the natural world, take that observation from my mind’s eye, capture it, synthesize it, and produce it as tangible medium meant to occupy a physical space. More simply put, I wanted to be creative with my ideas, not just talk and/or think about creating something. My satisfaction with the early pieces gave me the impetus to share with friends and family. Eventually I realized I wanted the works to interact with different audiences, environments, and atmospheres. I then pursued showing in various galleries, small-businesses, and pop-up shows. Over the past few years ScrantonMade and the amazing people behind the organization have been a great inspiration. The effort and support they give for local arts and artists is unprecedented, and I plan to expand my commercial operations as well as diversify the mediums I work in. I am deeply grateful for their vision and the support of the community.
What types of fine art photography will be featured at the Holiday Market?
The beauty of the Holiday Market is the expansiveness of the skilled, creative, and hardworking people participating. There will be a range of oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, mixed-media pieces, sculptures, illustrations, decorative handmade goods and wares, photographic prints and more. The styles of the art will be just as broad, spanning the concrete to abstract, the imaginative to the expository, the emotive to technically masterful, and more. As the event grows, and such talented artists find a foothold in Scranton, I am eager and excited to see what this year will bring.
Will you be taking any photos during the event or just selling art? If just selling, what types of medium (i.e., just prints?)
I won’t be photographing during the event. I will be selling Archival Certified, Museum Quality, Acid-Free, Giclée Canvas Prints of my artwork, stretched and mounted to a bolstered wooden frame with wire run for hanging in both landscape and portrait orientations. The dimensions will range from 40”x30” to 60”x45” but can also be ordered in custom sizes.
What are you looking forward to at this years ScrantonMade Holiday market?
While I am looking forward to a successful show, meeting new people, and encountering the wide array of local art, music, food, goods, and services, I am most excited to see the community come together in a beautifully revived venue, and feel the warmth and encouragement that accompanies the event. ScrantonMade, the various local sponsors, and the groups of volunteers that make the Holiday Market and Arts on the Square possible also make Scranton a brighter and more fulfilling place to live, and I am lucky enough to see that idea grow and develop before my eyes.
Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know?
I am a Northeast Pennsylvania native and resident of Downtown Scranton. I enjoy Black Sabbath, Go-Karts, walnuts, and apples.
Where else can our readers find you?
Please feel free to contact me at MichaelTLloyd@gmail.com with any inquiries or to join my mailing list for future works and special sales events. Mention “HMGLOBE” in the email or to me at the Holiday Market on Dec 2nd, 3rd, or 4th and receive 10% off any purchase. See you there!