"Erica Lang, 25, of Commerce Township, is the founder and chief artist at Woosah Oufitters, a naturally-inspired art and apparel brand located at 131 S. Division, Grand Rapids. The locally-made, limited edition designs are inspired mainly by “woodcuts and the outdoors.”Read More
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 4:53 PM EST
Erica Lang ('14, Printmaking) talks about how her time at KCAD and her passion for printmaking inspired her to open Woosah Outfitters, an outdoors inspired printshop and retail store located on the Avenue for the Arts in Grand Rapids.
Published: February 24, 2016, 12:14 pm Updated: February 24, 2016, 12:15 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Printmaking is an old trade, but there’s a store in Grand Rapids that’s bringing it to a new and artistic level.
Woosah Outfitters is owned by Kendall College of Art and Design graduate Erica Lang. She studied printmaking at Kendall and specializes in woodcut.
Woosah is a meditative word that is meant to relax. As a student, Lang posted her work online and interest grew until she decided to open her store. Woosah Outfitters features art and apparel inspired by nature.
131 Division Ave. S.
"Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) Printmaking Professor and Program Chair Mariel Versluis had students in her Relief Printmaking class finish off their fall semester in style with a project gave them the opportunity to enliven the storefront of a local KCAD alum-owned business."Read More
"Printmaking is an inimitable and intricate medium. It allows artists to engrave or etch an image onto a surface that will be used to create a series of pieces — each considered an original.
Local printmakers Ashley McGrath and Erica Lang chatted with Revue— here’s what they had to say."Read More
"Erica Lang is the founder of Woosah Outfitters, an art and apparel brand & shop in Grand Rapids, MI. Her clothing and art features woodcuts that she carves and prints directly onto the garments or paper using an etching press and oil-based inks. "Read More
Published: August 3, 2015, 12:03 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) Artists and local businesses get a chance to show off their creative and homemade goods at First Friday event along Avenue for the Arts. The event features a gallery and shop hop that exhibits artwork at a variety of indoor sites. Meanwhile, the sidewalks will be flooded with artist vendors, performances, and entertainment all along South Division between Fulton and Cherry.
Showcasing local artists and businesses, this street market style event features the work of local artists and artisans, showcasing a wide selection of tasteful and fun handmade goods by some of Grand Rapids’ most talented creative doers.
First Fridays: The Market, fun for all ages, is free, open to the public and one of the best opportunities this summer to find unique gifts and treasures. The event is August 7, 6pm-9pm.
Published by Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Jul 16, 2015
Wearing many hats is a common expression to those starting a business, but for artists interested in becoming entrepreneurs, maintaining their creative side while building out a store can be a tight fit - just ask Erica Lang, owner of Woosah Outfitters, located on The Avenue For The Arts in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
"Erica Lang has always known she is an artist at heart. But she was worried she would never find a job, so she pursed several other careers.
“I actually purposely avoided (art classes in high school) and took math and science because I was so worried about not being able to get a job,” Lang said."Read More
"Immediately after graduation, Lang worried a lot about how she was going to pay her bills working as a printmaker. "But then I realized... it didn't do me any good to worry about it," she said. "So I decided to just put all my energy into the projects I'm working on and just put out the energy that I want to make art."Read More
Published by Woosah Outfitters x Printshop
Mar 23, 2014
Erica of Woosah inking up her woodcut "Deer Camp" and pulling a print.