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Jivotica goes a-viking: 2015 Spring Art Show Announcements

Many people don’t know that the word “viking” started out as a verb. Scandinavians looking to explore, trade, raid or otherwise seek their fortune abroad would “go a-viking.” While I have no intention of raiding anywhere, I am going a-viking in the trade sense. Perhaps I should explain…

Having returned from a short but necessary hiatus to build up inventory and develop several new sculptures, I have much news to share. I will spread that news out over the coming weeks and months but today, I am announcing my official Spring Art Show Schedule – all the places I will be setting up shop between now and the Summer Solstice. I am extremely excited to be participating in these shows and hope to see many of you there (logos are linked to the show sites for additional information.)

BAF logo only
MAY 9 & 10
My first show of the season will be the 34th Annual Art Birmingham. Originally known as the Birmingham Fine Art Festival, it takes place in the streets surrounding Shain Park, in downtown Birmingham, Michigan. This highly respected event will showcase 160 juried artists. You will find me in BOOTH #90.


East Lansing Art Festival Logo
May 16 & 17
My second show is the East Lansing Art Festival, a two-day celebration of art and culture established in 1964. The juried festival is ranked 54th on Sunshine Artist Magazine’s Top 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in the country. The event includes live music and performances on two stages and attracts over 70,000 patrons. **You can find me at the North end of the festival in BOOTH #167 (near the art demos area)


Art on the Grand Logo
June 6 & 7
My third show for Spring is Art on the Grand, a juried fine arts show located downtown in the charming, historic city of Farmington, MI. Now in its sixth year, Art on the Grand features 100 fine artists from around the country. **You can find me at the North end of the fair around Grand River and Warner street in BOOTH #60.

I’ll be participating in many other events throughout the year and I’ll post summer/fall shows as the various juries make their announcements. Until then, I hope you will catch up with me at one of these fine spring shows.

Yours in the Arts,
~Aric Jorn

Jivotica: Reenvisioned

Hello and welcome to Jivotica.

Whether you are a long-time customer, partner or fan or have just now stumbled upon this site, I thank you for visiting. You have caught me in mid-leap. The previous site relied on a third party to make updates which was cumbersome and resulted in slow communication and general atrophy. Taking direct control will allow me to engage visitors personally and make changes as often as I want. So, here is the plan for Jivotica moving forward…

Jivotica.com will now take the form of a blog – equal parts inspiration, instruction and conversation. I will share my latest creations and how I make them, openly discuss the challenges I encounter as an artist in today’s world and the solutions I find, I will turn you on to other artists, techniques and tools I discover along the way and maintain an ongoing dialogue with all those interested.

Although the gallery will eventually showcase all my creations (both those currently for sale and those from the past), purchasing items will be done through Etsy via direct links from each available item. This too is a good fit for me and I hope it will serve my clients and partners better than my previous setup. Until the gallery section of this site is completed, you may access items for sale directly here: etsy.com/shop/Jivotica

I will also be expanding my social media presence so that you have more choices for receiving information about Jivotica.

So, thank you in advance for your patience as I make this transition. As always, I welcome your feedback and hope you will come back often.

~Aric Jorn