The Bonnie Art of Bonnie Olendorf opens in August in The Painted Turtle Gallery at Artworks. Many of you know Bonnie and her work as an artist. Works in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors and batiks all for your enjoyment can be seen through Saturday, September 16th. Reception is Wednesday, August 16, 5:00 to 6:30. Join us in celebrating one of Artworks own throughout the exhibit during regular business hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 to 5:30 and Saturday 10:00 to 3:00
A summer home in Big Rapids and a winter hideaway in Florida makes it possible for Bonnie Olendorf to enjoy painting the many flowers and birds in her gardens all year long. Having grown up in Big Rapids with a love of art and the aid of good books and friendships of local artists, Olendorf has moved from perfecting her skills with oils and watercolors to her unusual beautiful batiks.
Exhibit sponsored by Lerner, Csernai and Fath Financial Group
Now Open in the in the Chemical Bank Gallery on the Lower Level at Artworks we are featuring the work of 3 artists who were strong supporters of Artworks growth during their lifetimes. Gene and John made their livings in the art world painting and drawing. Marilynne brought a special light to her acrylic paintings that shows through in her prints.
September 29-November 11, 2017
The Hero Series
“Fashion Has Heart gives wounded vets the opportunity to express themselves creatively by transforming their thoughts into actual designs. Their designs are turned into footwear, apparel and bags.”
Wounded Warrior Dogs: Poster Exhibit
The sculptures won ArtPrize in Grand Rapids where they are again on display. James Mellick, their creator has provide the posters of these spectacular sculptures for exhibit and sale.
Opening Reception: Date to be announced
Celebration Reception: Saturday, November 11, 1-3PM
Open to the public
Special guests Military Veterans and families
Sponsors: COL Joe and Mrs. Kari Heeter Clark
Thank you to all local veterans organizations, City of Big Rapids, Ferris State University and community members for their participation.