The Postman rang many, many times at the Holland Area Arts Council

Mailed Art: Delivery System, Holland Area Arts Council.  Photo Credit, Colette Finney

“In an era when e-mail and texting dominates long-distance communication, the nostalgia of ‘snail mail’ art is a welcome diversion.”

Tea & Talk With the Talented: Lee Ann Frame

lee-ann-frame-addes-walk-2013

“I tend to reflect on life and roll-around ideas for some time before putting them to print. Ideas and the possibilities are motivating in themselves.”

Spellbound by Pastels: National Exhibition Rich in Color and Craftsmanship

Soft Mist and Light by Katherine Irish

The Great Lakes Pastel Society 2016 juried exhibition is on view at the Holland Area Arts Council through July 16.

Chorus of Flora: The Magical Realism of Mary Sundstrom

We are privy to the spectacle of the bayous’ inhabitants waking, growing, whirling, and calling to each other…

Escape to a Better Climate, Parka Not Required – Current Offerings at Holland Area Arts Council are Just the Ticket

Carolyn Stich HAAC

The current works on display at the Holland Area Arts Council are worthy of battling the elements.

Bordering on Ordinary

Alla Dickson, "Born to be Wild", oil on canvas

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

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

seth, "The Mechanism"

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

Elemental Transformations is Anything but Simple

Elemental Transformations (photo Colette Gehr)

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

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

Birds of the Bible, Catherine Mcclure

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

Long Reign the “Little Queen”!

Steele The Queen and I

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