GREAT: Reflections on the Great Lakes
461 East Mitchell Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
Opening on Monday, April 19, is Crooked Tree Arts Center’s second spring visual arts exhibit: “GREAT: Reflections on the Great Lakes,” featuring 48 works from Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois artists.
This exhibition welcomed Great Lakes-area artists to submit original works of art that reflect on a theme of “great.” The Great Lakes that surround Michigan’s peninsulas are powerful life-sustaining resources. Their vastness, mystery, connectedness, and clarity suggest a physical manifestation of greatness. Juried by Michigan artist Susan Moran, the accepted works demonstrate a meaningful connection or response to the Great Lakes. Photography, paintings, mixed media drawings, ceramic pieces, and printmaking featured, with a mix of traditional and conceptual approaches to the theme.
Participating artists include Jim Aho, Cindy Awrey, Juanita Baldwin, Pi Benio, Gregg Bruff, Barbara Bushey, Anne Carman-Hendel, Bettina Cousineau, Robert deJonge, Henry Droski, Joan Gerigk, Denice Goldschmidt, Robert Harold, Christina Haylett, Debra Howard, Heidi Huck, Steven Hughes, Beverly Hundley, Carol Irving, Bridget Johnson, Michael Koole, Robert Mullenix, John O'Neill, Stone Peng, Robert Perrish, Steven Petrides, Cynthia Rutherford, Veronica Schaden, Karen Schaffenberger, Bill Schahfer, Rochelle Stark, Deborah Trent, Maggie Valle, Vicki VanAmeyden, Kate Vrijmoet, and Kari Wilson.
Photo: “And its charms have a punch. And its hunches have arms,” oil on canvas by Kate Vrijmoet, included in “GREAT: Reflections on the Great Lakes.”