Worlds in Collision, tapestry by David Johnson and Geary Jones

Loom: The Tandem Tapestries of David Johnson and Geary Jones

“The collaborative tapestries by David Johnson and Geary Jones explode with riotous color and pattern…”

Best American Poetry 1015, Cover
Alla Dickson, "Born to be Wild", oil on canvas

Bordering on Ordinary

MI Arts 2015: All Michigan All Media Visual Arts Competition, on view at Holland Area Arts Council through October 23

April Dauscha, "Custody of the Tongue Veiling", (2014), photo credit April Dauscha

Stuffed! Extreme Fibers at the Muskegon Museum of Art

Extreme Fibers showcases an extraordinary sampling of contemporary textile art.

Hanging on the Shoreline of Omena, Tamarack Gallery Houses Fine, Quirky Art and the Shrine of a Sacred Dog.

The shrine of the sacred dog gives an idea how long Tamarack Gallery has stood on the edge of Omena Bay. It’s a year short of four decades, the gallery opening doors in 1976. Go up to the second floor and pay respects to the beloved dog of David Viskochil, Eugene. Akin to the ofrenda to … Continue reading

Arts in Motion Grows as a Grand Rapids Art Organization After a Successful Chair Affair Auction at Richard App Gallery

             Arts in Motion hosted more than one hundred art patrons and philanthropists Saturday, August 15th for the Chair Affair fundraiser. Arts in Motion is an organization that provides art, music, and dance opportunities for persons physically, emotionally, or mentally challenged. The Richard App Gallery served as fascinating backdrop to the auction on … Continue reading

M Dawson "Afternoon II", 1913

Abstract Painter Manierre Dawson Saw the Trees for the Forest and the Forest for the Trees

First, before reading a word, realize that you are running out of time. “Manierre Dawson: Engineering Abstraction” closes Sunday, August 9th, at the Muskegon Museum of Art. The exhibit will travel to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, opening August 29th, 2015, but to wait is foolishness. This exhibit must be engaged while the Michigan summer sun still … Continue reading

seth, "The Mechanism"

Swooning for Sharpies: Illustrations by seth at Holland Area Arts Council

By Colette Ann Finney Gazing upon a selection at Holland Area Arts Council’s (HAAC) newest exhibit, Creatures of the Heart & Small Tales, Illustrations by seth, you can get blissfully lost following one intricate line to another to find the next hidden gem within the drawing, as its adventurous tale unfolds. While seth’s work can … Continue reading

Angie Renfro, Wires+2

In July, When Michigan Landscapes are Most Effulgent, Roan & Black of Saugatuck Focuses on Seven Painters of Scapes

July makes a great month to motor to Saugatuck as our car windows become paintings of effulgent fields, radiant waters and verdant woods. While making the run to the lake, stop at Roan & Black Contemporary Gallery to see the Scapes exhibition, which opened July 11th. The hospitality, beyond impeccable on Saturday night, makes the gallery, sculpture … Continue reading

T.J. Wilcox In the Air at the GRAM

Interpretations of Space and Place

by March Kane The Grand Rapids Art Museum currently features a tripartite exhibit focusing on the subject of landscape by contemporary artists T. J. Wilcox, Yun-Fei Ji and Susanna Heller, as well highlighting a selection of lithographs by post-Impressionist Henri Rivière, from the GRAM’s permanent collection. Accompanying T.J. Wilcox’s,”In The Air”, is “Surroundings”, an exhibition of paintings by Yun-Fei Ji and Susanna … Continue reading


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