Alisa Singer

“Environmental Graphiti: The Art of Climate Change”       Opening  Fri. March 3,  6-9pm

Alisa Singer believes the general public needs to become more aware of the compelling facts regarding climate change and the many ways it is impacting our planet. She was attracted by the aesthetic design elements of scientific charts and graphs, and intrigued by the idea of using art to help draw attention to their urgent message. She sets out to develop an approach to marry her art to this cause by using as the “blueprint” for each of the digital paintings in the series, The Art of Climate Change, a chart, graph, word, number or symbol representative of a key fact about climate change. Her discoveries have shown that the art makes the science more accessible, and the science makes the art more meaningful. 
 
        Opening:     Friday March 3 from 6-9pm

Exhibition dates:     March 1- 25, 2017

Gallery hours:     Thurs-Sat 12-6pm    Sunday 12-4pm

Laura Cloud

RE(Tracing) Morocco”       Opening  Fri. March 3,  6-9pm

 
Laura Cloud – RE(Tracing) Morocco is the result of a residency program I attended during the summer of 2016 at Green Olive Arts located in Tetouan, Morocco. During the nineteen seventies, I had the experience of living in Morocco for two years. While in residence, I revisited and documented contemporary Morocco through photo, video, sound recordings, journal entries, and drawings. RE(Tracing) Morocco layers past experiences, memories, personal history, etc. the contemporary.

A special thank you to both Green Olive Arts for providing me with a studio and time to be creative and Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters for awarding me a Summer Research Fellowship.

Opening:     Friday March 3 from 6-9pm

Exhibition dates:     March 1- 25, 2017

Gallery hours:     Thurs-Sat 12-6pm    Sunday 12-4pm

Seeing RED

“Seeing RED”                  Opening  Fri.  Feb. 3,  6-9pm

In this non-juried, Open Walls exhibition, ARC asked artists to reflect on what “Seeing RED” might look like, what it might reference metaphorically, emotionally, politically, or literally.

Exhibiting Artists:  Julie Rotblat Amramy,  Brandin Barón,   Nancy Bechtol,   Sally Blood,   Angelique Bolin,   Radegonda Broede,   Carly Colvin,   Joan D’Arcambal,  Andre Daugavietis,   Jeffry Dean,   Jason DeBose,   Manal Deeb,   Kristin Edens,   Sari Fishman,   Anne Farley Gaines,  Doug Garder,   Melissa Gerleve,   Iris Goldstein,   Lucy Julia Hale,   Carol Hamilton,   Hermann Harmann,   Julia Harmon,  Frank Ishman,   Rachel Joyce,   Judith Berk King,   Kimberly King,   Ria Kmetova,   Pauline Kochanski,   Karen Lange,  Judy Langston,   Jessica Lee,   Cindy Lesperance,   Liesa Liezke,   Sarah Lovitt,   Fern Migdal,  Valerie McCune,  Angela McElwain,  Jacqueline Moses,  Karen Musgrave,   Cheri Reif Naselli,   Geoffrey Novelli,  Ann O’Brien,   Andre Pace,   Lindsey Pearson,   Reggie Pointer,  Ann Rosen,   Karen Sako,   Mary Saran,   Seraphine,  John Seubert,   Lee Stanton,   Cynthia Staples,   Jane Stevens,   Patricia A. Stewart,   Orit Suchs,   Yingwan Sun,   Alexander Sutphen,   Rhonda Thomas Urdang,   Paula Valenzuela,   Mary Wagner,   Ingrid Wells,  Barbara Wester,   Evan D Williams,   Jungyul Yu

 

Opening:     Friday February 3 from 6-9pm

Exhibition dates:     February 2-25, 2017

Gallery hours:     Thurs-Sat 12-6pm    Sunday 12-4pm

Collett Hudecek

“Blurred Memories”       Opening  Fri. Jan. 6,  6-9pm

Blurred Memories is a body of work that Hudecek likes to equate to the inverse of photorealism. Instead of creating a painting to reproduce a photograph, she creates a photograph to imitate a painting. These photographs are made to resemble a painting in which crisp details and sharp focus have been disregarded to evoke a faded memory in a single frame. Memories can often be tricky and imprecise.  These images are reminiscent of a distant memory in which the intimate details have long faded in time, but the emotion fueling the memory remains unforgettable. She disposes of the details the way our faded memories tend to forget specifics. The colors, shapes, and shadows mold into an image capable of inducing the emotions attached to these distant memories. The lack of focus creates broad strokes of color and light while capturing recognizable gestures and scenes of familiar images.

Opening:     Friday January 6 from 6-9pm

Exhibition dates:     January 4 – 28, 2016

Gallery hours:     Thurs-Sat 12-6pm    Sunday 12-4pm

Ryan Bourque

“People in Place”                  Opening  Fri.  Jan. 6,  6-9pm

This exhibit is a selection of small portraits taken from Ryan Bourque’s work in Street Photography. The focus is the connection that people have to the environment they are in, as sometimes, a person looks to perfectly synthesize with their surroundings, both physically and mentally, in the moment of exposure.

Opening:     Friday January 6 from 6-9pm

Exhibition dates:     January 4 – 28, 2016

Gallery hours:     Thurs-Sat 12-6pm    Sunday 12-4pm

Caitlin Carter

“Digital Abstract Prints”   Opening Fri. Jan. 6,  6-9pm

The digital prints in this collection are deeply personal abstract pieces created while rehabilitating from shoulder surgeries during 2014-2015. The aesthetics were influenced by post-modern design, ancient symbols and typography. The overarching approach to much of her work is a mirrored/unmirrored culmination of Heaven, Hell and everything in-between.

Opening:     Friday January 6 from 6-9pm

Exhibition dates:     January 4 – 28, 2016

Gallery hours:     Thurs-Sat 12-6pm    Sunday 12-4pm

HOME

 Home:  (hom) n. 1. One’s dwelling place; abode of one’s family.  A place where one flourishes, is most typically found or originates w. One’s abode after death; the grave.  3. The abiding place of one’s affection, esp. domestic affections.  4. Ones native land or place.  6.  The social unit or center formed by a family living together.
 Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 6-9pm
image by Newbold Bohemia
Jurors’ choices–   Best in Show: Frank Ishman                Honorable Mentions: Kathleen Eaton, Ellen Freyer, Karen Musgrave, Zhiyuan Yang

Tom Duffy

“Man In Nature”

Man in Nature presents two views of man’s impact on our natural world. In the first view, Duffy looks at the impact of limestone quarrying on the environment. His photos show the serenity of the environment sans “man.” He also looks at quarrying the limestone in that natural world.  These are the quarries in southern Indiana that produce the finest limestone used in our major buildings like the National Cathedral and Empire State Building.  While the quarries destroy the natural environment, we can see a different kind of beauty in the quarries in the workers harvesting and fabricating the limestone. 

In his second man/nature view he looks at small family farming in southern Indiana. The farmers seek to improve the environment through their sustainable farming practices but unfortunately their efforts do not produce a living wage.  As a result we see the decay of rural America.

Opening:     Friday October 28 from 6-9pm

Exhibition dates:     October 26 – November 19, 2016

Gallery hours:     Wed-Sat 12-6pm    Sunday 12-4pm

Jane Stevens

“A Moment In Time”

Stevens’ black and white photographs capture the magical and spiritual quality a camera can record. These photographs capture the essence and spirit of a place. Using this light sensitive medium, the artist captures a moment in time and the illusive quality of light.

The photographs document approaching storms using infrared film. Storms can bring sudden and transforming experiences to the people who experience them. There is a very energetic and overwhelming energy that precedes a storm. These photographs are metaphors for personal struggles that people experience in their lives. 

Opening:     Friday October 28 from 6-9pm

Exhibition dates:     October 26 – November 19, 2016

Gallery hours:     Wed-Sat 12-6pm    Sunday 12-4pm

Jessica Gondek

“Recent Drawings”

This series of recent drawings are inspired by machine aesthetics and reference common tools and domestic utilitarian objects. Gondek’s process begins with digital manipulations from vintage consumer catalogues published in the early 1900’s such as Pratt and Whitney tools, and the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, maker of domestic gadgets. The digitally printed elements she composes recall blueprints or plans, and create a foundation and under drawing for the modification of the context of these implements. 

Drawing from observation of actual objects allows for transposition and mutability between layers of printed and drawn information. The objects explored are simultaneously transformed denying their original functional purpose and asserting an animated physical presence and internal narrative.

Opening:     Friday October 28 from 6-9pm

Exhibition dates:     October 26 – November 19, 2016

Gallery hours:     Wed-Sat 12-6pm    Sunday 12-4pm