The artists and their guest artists will be on hand for each Opening Reception and will speak about their work at 7pm. The public is invited to attend this free event; wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
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Current Show – July 2015 “Reflecting Nature” includes gallery members Marlan Cotner and Catherine McClung along with guest artists Jacob Steenholdt and Chris Brown. Two major pieces from ArtPrize 2014 will be featured, including Catherine’s watercolor 9′ x 8′ mural, “Birds of the Bible”. This piece was voted into the top 25 two-dimensional and had been shown at the Women’s City Club. Since ArtPrize 2014, this work of art has been on tour of West Michigan, and the Gallery Uptown is the 6th location to display “Birds of the Bible”.
“Fibonacci Ring” by Jacob Steenholdt has an 8 ft. diameter and this mobile had been featured at the Devos Center for ArtPrize 2014.
Marlan Cotner will show her oil paintings of nature as well as stunning mosaic and pearl jewelry. The mosaics will have a nature theme but the materials vary, some shiny glass tiles as well as matte unglazed porcelain as in “Swallows Table”. Natural freshwater pearls and sterling silver are in abundance in Cotner’s jewelry, from earrings, to bracelets to necklaces.
Chris Brown has owned and run a restaurant, Pereddies, in Holland, MI for 30 years and it left him little time for painting. A trip to Provence and Tuscany re-energized his love of art. Now his watercolors and pastels are a reflection of his life.
Opening Reception – July 3, 5:30-8:00. Exhibit dates-July 1 through August 2.