April 30 – June 18 In celebration of the Artworks artists – past and present – the Painted Turtle Gift Shop and Gallery is hosting an exhibit of new and favorite works of art by over 30 artists. Sweet: 16 … Continue reading →
Featuring the creations of Hope Network art students The winter blahs will be cast away when you view the JOYFUL ART on display through January 23, 2016. The public is cordially invited to attend our opening artist reception on Friday, … Continue reading →
Through February 20, 2016 Rockford artist Lynne Hernandez has focused on creating art since her retirement, and she experiments in multiple art media. She likes to try new things like alcohol inks and precious metal clay. Alcohol ink paintings are … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
The DROP THE PUCK Exhibit in November continues with the spotlight shining on the Big Rapids Area Junior Hockey Association players ages 7 to 17 years of age and the Big Rapids High School Cardinals hockey team. History, photographs and … Continue reading →
November 3, 2015 – January 2, 2016 Artists’ Reception: November 13, 5 to 8PM Panel discussion with the artists 6 PM Nature as the Common Element opens on November 3. This is a fine art exhibit featuring artists Carrie Weis … Continue reading →
July and August 2015
My name is Brooke Compson and I am a native Michigan artist residing and creating in Central Michigan. I have been practicing all types of art since I was a child and now am a successful art educator and artist. Influences such as the Renaissance and it’s artists have guided me to become a sound technical artist. I flirt with many different mediums and am active in stone carving, competitions, art education, and commission work. I am an outdoor enthusiast and enjoy all types of creating. My interests in art include drawing, sculpture, design, and photography, focusing on people, nature, their life stories, and emotions.
July and August 2015
Remember, you are what you eat. A series of mixed-media sculpture.
“Food For Thought presents a feast for the eyes, full of unspoken questions meant to confront the viewer. The sculptures invite pondering, contemplation, and the need for digestion. Through them, I aspire to break the viewer out of the pervasive mediocrity of our fast-paced, fast-food, cyber society to consider deeper realities. My intent is to pose penetrating questions concerning one’s values, beliefs, ethics, and lifestyle. The menu is full of the struggles and resulting consequences of human choices, consumption, and waste of mind, time, and resources. Mind your mind. Is what you’re consuming, consuming you?” Jacqueline Baerwald, artist.
Orion’s Galaxy by Christine Towner
Ancient Earth, an exhibit of encaustic and multimedia art by Christine Towner, and complementary rocks and minerals from members of the Big Rapids Rock, Gem and Mineral Club. Continue reading →