Time Passes and the Gulf Water Rises as New Orleans Airlift Rallies a Culture Against an Impending Apocalypse

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New Orleans Airlift was founded in 2008 in response to Hurricane Katrina and the effect it had on upon local artists

Pieces of Pieces: Expressions of Faith at the Muskegon Museum of Art

Expressions of Faith features imagery from Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, as well as spiritual traditions of Africa and Japan.
The exhibition showcases the wealth of the Muskegon Museum’s collection, reminding viewers of the past zeal for collecting.

COMMON GROUND Exhibition Proves There’s More Ground to Cover

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The Flint Institute of Arts, the Muskegon Museum of Arts and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts have covered many leagues in their collection of African American Art. COMMON GROUND, now at the Muskegon Museum of Art shows how far the three companions have traveled in their shared mission

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

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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

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

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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

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

Mgeshwash - Bald Eagle by David Shannaquet

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

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

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

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

The Essential Elijah Pierce is An Exhibition that Travels the Way Woodcarver Elijah Pierce Once Traveled, with a Bible and a Book of Wood.

First, before warbling like an overfed thrush the praises of the Muskegon Museum of Art, allow me to confess a deep connection to the regional museum three blocks from my home. The museum is my home museum, and I have attended scores of events since 2008, openings and lectures, and even have begun to produce … Continue reading