Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Please take note of our HOLIDAY HOURS!

12/20-12/23 10-7
12/24 10-2
12/25 CLOSED
12/26 CLOSED
12/27-12/30 10-6
12/31 10-2
1/1 10-5 (regular hours resume)

From all of us to all of you, we wish you
"Happy Holidays" and thank you for
a successful season!

Theresa, Janine, Linda, Carolyn,
Celeste, Susanna, James and Chelsea

Monday, December 6, 2010


Dancing Eye Gallery will be open
until 7 p.m. through
Thurs. 12/23 and until 2 p.m.

on Christmas Eve to help you
with your gift-giving needs!

Whether your list includes decorative
tiles (our claim to fame) from Pewabic
and Motawi or our collection of Michigan
artists, fun, novelty jewelry such as
scrabble tile necklaces, unique earrings and
bracelets, handmade jackets, brooches,
scarves or magnet boards we have
the perfect gift for you.

Doesn't everyone in your life need a


t-shirt or hoodie or a SOCK MONKEY
scarf? Of course they do!

Come in to shop with us in
downtown Northville this season.
If you haven't been here before,
now is the time to check us out.

Remember only 1 day left!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Small Business Saturday

Support Small Business Saturday this Saturday, November 27, 2010
by shopping at the Dancing Eye Gallery, full of Michigan artist
creations just perfect for your holiday gift-giving!
As many of you know, Theresa Schierloh has been a small
business owner in Northville for 15 years. Please stop in
and shop with us this Saturday.
Find out more about Small Business Saturday by clicking
on the link above and help support Girls Inc.
a group for entrepreneurial young women.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Northville Christmas Market and Susan McCoy Book Signing

Picture yourself wandering the streets of a quaint European town decorated with twinkling lights and bustling with families heralding the start of the holiday season.
You can experience this very vision for yourself this weekend by visiting the downtown Northville Christmas Market starting on Friday, November 19 at 5 p.m. for a parade, to shop the artist's booths set up on Main and Center streets, to sample holiday treats, see Santa or to participate in activities for the kids. Best of all, it will get you in the mood!
Dancing Eye Gallery will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday night, too.
The fun continues on Saturday and Sunday.
Stop in to the Gallery on Sunday, November 21 from 12-4 p.m. for a special event. We will be hosting author Susan McCoy who wrote Heart Root. Her book is written in an honest voice that can open your heart to reflect on life. Her intimate message is one of hope and triumph. She uses trees and music to weave her journey from grief to her creation of a purpose-filled life. She invites you to travel with her. Please come and meet her, have a chat and have a book signed. Visit Susan's blog at

Monday, November 8, 2010

Renee Verklan Trunk Show

Ready, set, start shopping!
Grab a girlfriend and rush to
downtown Northville this Friday,
November 12, 2010.
WHY? It's Girl's Night Out!

While you are store-hopping that
night, visit us at the Dancing Eye Gallery.
Local novelty artist Renee Verklan
will be here from 5-8 p.m.
I know you've all seen her clever
scrabble necklaces here. She
will be having a truck show with a
variety of scrabble tiles, Christmas
designs and other creative pieces.

These are some of Renee's designs.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Jennifer Ethier creates these beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces from 100% wool.
Made of all new fabrics, the surface designs are appliqued, created with the freestyle motion on the sewing machine. (That would be like drawing free-hand.) She also signs each piece this way.
The buttons are all handmade.
Choose from coats, jackets and vests-- button and zipper styles.
All except zipper styles can be special ordered through the Gallery.
With the cold winds of late fall upon us, what better way to keep warm and cozy than by making a statement in one of Jennifer's original designs.
For your shopping convenience, we are now open every Friday night until 8 p.m.

Monday, October 25, 2010

David Ellison Tiles

The Gallery has recently received a new shipment of spectacular David Ellison tiles!
Choose from 3.5x3.5 to 8x8 square tiles to unusual shapes and styles. Most of these delightful pieces are highlighted with soft hues of yellow, green, gray or cream on clay. Ellison's three-dimentional tiles appeal to any taste. They are great for gift-giving or to add to your own collection of tiles.
Stop in to the Dancing Eye Gallery and see them for yourself!

Monday, October 11, 2010

to our Canadian neighbors!
We, at the Dancing Eye Gallery
wish you a day filled with
good food and good friends!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mighty Wallets

Are you a Brady Bunch fan? Do you remember Mighty Mouse? (My personal favorite).
If you answered yes to either of these, or even if you didn't, you must come in to see our new collection of Mighty Wallets by Dynomighty Design.
They are Mighty Strong, Mighty Thin and Mighty Green.
The wallets are made from a single folded sheet of Tyvek (same material used for express mail envelopes) with NO STITCHES.
They are durable, reusable, water-resistant, tear-resistant and stain-resistant.
They can be personalized because it is a writable surface and develops a leather-like patina as it ages.
Mighty Wallets are great fun for kids of all ages!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Let Fall Begin!

May the "Super Harvest" moon shine down on you tonight!
Yes, at precisely 11:09 p.m. EDT, termed the autumnal equinox,
the harvest moon will soar high overhead with Jupiter right beside it.

You can get a jump on feathering your Fall nest by stopping in
to see our collection of Fall/Autumn merchandise. From harvest
themed tiles, in shades of glowing oranges, earthy browns and vibrant yellows,
scarves, candles, hoodies and handbags, we have some great items.
Treat yourself or buy a gift for someone special.

What's your favorite thing about Fall?

Laurie Sharkus designs

Dancing Eye Gallery welcomes Michigan sculptor and Monroe native, Laurie Sharkus.
Laurie's three-dimensional, life-like bear, wolf, fox and raccoon masks are ready for hanging
on your wall. She also creates wildlife tiles.
Look for her small sculptures closer to the holidays.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Visit the Gallery to see the new collection of "Bird on a Wire" and heart tiles by Michael and Patti Monroe Mohrenweiser and also the carved, perched wooden Ravens by Mark Orr.

The Mohrenweisers encaustic technique is also known as hot wax painting which involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid/paste is then applied to the surface or tile.

As Mark Orr of Scavenger Art signature pieces, the Ravens or Crows are perched on a heart or house and symbolize a gatherer of found objects and messengers of new possibilities. The birds might hold a pair of vintage dice that represents chance or fate. A skeleton key symbolizes the opening of doors.

BOO! Did we SCARE you?
Do you DIG Halloween?

We invite you in to see what TREATS
we have to sell to help you decorate
your home for that HALLOWED eve.
Make no BONES about it-we have tiles
that will HAUNT you until you take
them home (or WITCH-ever place you
might reside on that dark night).
So fly your BROOM on in here!
See you soon my pretties!

Don't forget the Ghoultide Gathering
at Mill Race Village on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Visit us during Northville's Victorian Festival this weekend:
Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 19, 2010.

Don't miss this fun event. Browse our gallery-new merchandise has arrived!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Starr Luna T-Shirts

New Arrivals! Fashionable T-shirts with hand-drawn designs by a mother and daughter team, Starr Ver Meulen and Mary Ann Casey. They are a duo that believes in love, chasing dreams and living life to the fullest or "live with no regrets." Choose from 6 colors, 2 styles and various inspirational designs.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pewter Ornaments

Back by popular demand! Beautiful, handcrafted pewter wall ornaments by Cynthia Webb.
Shown: Gardeners Cross
Verse on back: Living is not enough said the Butterfly, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.
Come in to browse the collection and don't forget to check out the reverse side of each piece.
They'll tug on your heartstrings!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

In the city with Linda Buck

Robin in the City

Enter the world of tile artist Linda Buck and you won't be disappointed! It's filled with bold colors, twisted city scapes, textured farmlands and even the occasional cupcake or two.

The City No. 4

Her tiles and mezuzahs are now available at the Dancing Eye and run $25 - $90
You can browse more of her work in our online gallery.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Michigan T-Shirts!

The gallery is now stocking these unique T-Shirts from CompacTees. Each t-shirt features a fun Michigan design and comes packaged in the shape of our wonderful state.

HURRY IN! They're only available for a limited time.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Motawi Tileworks in the shop

The talented team of artisans at Motawi Tileworks create stunning, historically-informed art tile for installations or as individual art pieces.

To create this "Cuenca" style tile, an artist etches the design into a blank mold. When clay is pressed into the mold, the etched lines become raised ridges.

After a bisque firing decorators use a bulb syringe to carefully pool glaze in all of the basins to color each tile.

Browse more Motawi Tileworks pieces in our online gallery.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Colorful. Funky. Fun.

A fresh batch of goodness just arrived from artist Doug Spalding. Yay! His tiles are chuck full of color and humor. Browse more of his work in our online gallery.

Trays & Tiles

A new selection of clover imprinted trays and tiles have arrived from Convergence Design of Chehalis, WA.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Buy Michigan Now Festival

The 2nd annual Buy Michigan Now festival takes place in Downtown Northville from August 6th - 8th. Main Street will be closed for this 3-day funfest featuring sidewalk sales, live music, children's activities, and plenty of Michigan-based businesses and Michigan-made products.

The Main Stage in Town Square will be jumping with a variety of live performances each day and at the other end of town, near Center Street, you'll find a great mix of acoustic entertainers and presenters at the Tom Holzer Ford Performance Patio.

Head over to Church Square with the family for the Kids Zone featuring arts & crafts, storytelling, some very special guests, and surprises guaranteed to delight children of all ages.

"Together we will revitalize the economy, one product, one purchase, one person at a time."

For a full list of events check out the Buy Michigan Now website.

First Friday: August 6th

Local poet Mark J Davio will be returning to the Dancing Eye Gallery for a book signing and poetry reading for August's First Friday.

Mark J. Davio Reading & Signing
Friday, August 6th
6 - 9pm

For more information on his book Seasons of the Heart please check out his website.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Stately & Wickersham

We now carry some stunningly elegant handmade earrings from jewelry artisan Carson Stately. All pieces are hand cast with sterling silver or vermeil in Troy, MI.

We also just received a fresh batch of handcrafted jewelry from Katherine Wickersham. Katherine mixes sterling silver and colorful semi-precious stones and crystals to create fun and colorful jewelry that makes a bold statement.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New tiles from Clay Apple Studio

We just received a new shipment of handmade tiles from Michigan artist Marilyn Appleman. Nestled in with her popular town tiles and Michigan ornaments were several new designs including this adorable owl and 2" x 2" heart.

Browse more work from the Clay Apple Studio in our online gallery.

New tiles from Macone Clay

The gallery has just received a new shipment of stunning tiles from Macone Clay. All tiles are made by hand in Wisconsin by artist Michael Macone and his two sons Miles and Clayton.

You can see more of their work in our Online Gallery.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Arts & Acts happens this weekend

This Weekend downtown Northville will celebrate the arts with Arts & Acts. The 3 day event includes live music, a series of one act plays at the Tipping Point Theatre, a Film Festival at Genitti's and of course the 22nd annual Art in the Sun art fair featuring over 75 artists!

Hours for Art in the Sun
Friday June 25th 1:00 - 7:00pm
Saturday June 26th 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday June 27th 11:00am - 5:00pm

For more information on times and for a complete schedule of events please check out the Northville Art House website or the Arts & Acts Facebook page.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Doggie Cards

We just received some adorable greeting cards from Wisconsin artist Katie Stintzi! The blank cards are sold in sets of six and include super cute renditions of Boxers, Pugs, Golden Retrievers and more.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New tile designs from Sara Frank

The wonderfully talented Sara Frank has several new tile designs now in stock at the gallery. In addition to the new designs below she also created a 4x4" Greyhound tile and restocked us with all of her classic tiles including her much loved fruit & veggies series.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New Tiles from Macone Clay

Macone Clay is the work of Wisconsin artist Michael Macone and his two sons Miles and Clayton. All colors are hand glazed and each piece is kiln fired to nearly 2000 degrees. The result is a fade proof, weather proof work of art that will last a lifetime indoors or out.

June's 1st Friday Event

Join us during downtown Northville's First Friday Art Walk for the Mielie Bag trunk show. The trunk show will take place from 6-9pm on Friday, June 4th. More information and photos of these unique handmade bags can be found here.