The magic of art by area K-12 students is featured at Artworks Painted Turtle Gift Shop and Gallery in downtown Big Rapids, between March 8th and April 22nd during regular Artworks hours. You have the opportunity to see the amazing works of both two and three dimensional student artists. For twenty-six years area schools art teachers have been showcasing the talents and creativity of their amazing students. You will see hundreds of drawings, paintings, prints, photography and sculptures. Various mediums will be represented such as pottery, wire, mosaics, yarn, pen and ink, colored pencil, pastels, watercolors, and acrylics. Big Rapids, Chippewa Hills, Crossroads Charter Academy, Evart, Morley Stanwood, Reed City, Mecosta Osceola Career Center Graphics Art, and St. Peters Lutheran students work will be exhibited.
This is the third year that student art on merchandise will be for sale. Art work by Aydan Neville- Morley Stanwood, Desarae Bloom and Elizabeth Buss -Reed City, and Erin Coady from Big Rapids, will be featured on aprons, T-shirts, note cards, and magnets. We are excited for the opportunity to present their work in this way.
Artworks thanks John Garlick D.D.S., P.C. with Shirley and Emily for sponsoring Art Attack and their commitment to Artworks’ mission. Additional thanks are extended to Chris Jensen, Career Center Graphics instructor, and five of his students for implementing the students’ designs into posters, invitations and merchandise. The poster artists are Tasha Nelson- MOISD, Megan Donley- Reed City, and the invitation artist from Big Rapids is Erin Coady.
Come join us at the reception Sunday, March 13, between 11 and 3pm at Artworks. Special music is provided from Big Rapids High School instrumentalists. All are welcome to attend. Artworks, 106 N. Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, Mi 49307 – 231-796-2420
Open: 10 am – 5:30 pm Tuesday- Friday and 10 am -3:00 pm Saturday.