Madgoodies Studio to celebrate love and local artists

Madgoodies Studio to celebrate love and local artists

Jessica Parsons

This Valentine’s Day, are you single, taken or an artist?

A Valentine’s pop-up show called Hearts and Hops will feature artwork from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. With a splash of Valentine’s flair, work from local artists, such as Madeline Goodman from Madgoodies Studio, will be on display as well as for sale. Admissions are free, but purchase of a beverage is appreciated.

Artwork displayed on the walls and for sale will also include creations from NMU students and alumni, generally from the art and design program, Goodman said, the work of Megan Hillier, a graphic artist and NMU student who will have “sweet Valentine’s cards.”

“I’m so excited to see all the fun creations everyone’s making for it and all the alum too,” Goodman said.

Additionally, there will be a photobooth where you can take selfies while holding fake cards and other fun props.

“I’m very thankful for the local businesses in town that have hosted pop-up shows,” Goodman said. “Local artists come together and support each other as well as community members coming to support the local artists.”

Goodman owns Madgoodies Studio, located at 209 W. Ohio St., kitty-corner from Contrast Coffee. Goodman explained that the coffee shop hosts events that support local artists like herself, adding, their ability to do so is “huge.”

“I believe it’s the right niche to own an art studio in Marquette,” Goodman said. “As an artist, what I create is what I love,” she said.

Goodman is thought of as a mentor, she said, for those that want to turn their small handmade creations into something more and wants to help others market their product, like branding and pricing. Something Goodman said she wishes she was told as an undergraduate is to “carve out” time for one’s self as an artist and value it. Goodman encourages beginner artists who believe they have potential to reach out to her on social media or see what she’s up to, perhaps in another “goofy photo” or a recent post.