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

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

Elemental Transformations (photo Colette Gehr)

Elemental Transformations is Anything but Simple

“Elemental Transformations”
features four artists together in an extraordinary collaboration.
Holland Area Arts Council, Padnos Gallery, through August 6, 2015.

Birds of the Bible, Catherine Mcclure

Aviary Dreams: “Birds of the Bible” nests in Holland

By Colette Gehr If one is going to settle on a niche for painting, West Michigan surely has enough subject material to select from. And artist Catherine McClung has done just that with her latest exhibit at the Holland Area Arts Council (HAAC). Headlining the show, “Birds of the Bible” speaks to the naturalist in … Continue reading

Steele The Queen and I

Long Reign the “Little Queen”!

By Colette Gehr The Queen Mum and her model twin have made an unexpected stop at the Holland Area Arts Council (HAAC) in Downtown Holland. Encouraged by the visitor comments, “royally superb” and “grand job,” I wanted to see just what was so special about the photography exhibit and was not disappointed. Initially puzzled by … Continue reading

Mgeshwash - Bald Eagle by David Shannaquet

In New Buffalo, Dowagiac and Hartford, the Four Winds Casinos Exhibit Native American Art with Pride

The first decade of the twenty-first century has been a busy one for David Shannaquet. If one studies the Native American paintings displayed at the Gun Lake, Firekeepers, and the three Four Winds Casinos, Shannaquet might be the most ubiquitous. Gun Lake Casino exhibits his paintings of Sandhill Cranes, the comeback bird celebrated throughout the facility. … Continue reading

Liz Mares, "The 8Bit Weaver", Mixed Media on Birch Panel

Walnut Ink Studios Brings the Power of Arts Networking into Michigan City

US Route 421 is a main drive through Michigan City Indiana, passing through Cool Springs Township as it descends into the city. The Calumet River also makes this descent. Route 421 transforms into Franklin Street and passes through a collection of buildings, some from the days of the carriage trade. It is an old part of … Continue reading

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