Art Galleries: August 2019

Local art galleries listings and highlights
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Natural Wonders of the Forest - Christi Dreese
1/ “Natural Wonders of the Forest” by Christi Dreese is at Terryberry Gallery. // Photography Courtesy of Christi Dreese

1/ Terryberry Gallery: Local and international art. Through Aug. 23, “Live in Color” is a collection of oil paintings of scenic West Michigan and mixed media abstracts by Christi Dreese. A reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Lower level, St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave. NE, 459-2224, scmc-online.org/visit-terryberry-gallery.

2/ GVSU Art Galleries: Student artwork and exhibits by renowned artists. Allendale campus: Aug. 23-Nov. 1, “Art of Today: Contemporary Collections from Chicago” includes more than 40 paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures and mixed media artworks. 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, 331-2563. Pew Grand Rapids campus: Permanent exhibit: “Mathias J. Alten: An Evolving Legacy” at George and Barbara Gordon Gallery. DeVos Center, 401 W. Fulton St., 331-3638, gvsu.edu/artgallery.

3/ Leep Art Gallery: Work by a variety of visiting artists. Through Oct. 1, “How I See Things” by Dennis O’Mara includes art from a variety of mediums, such as oil and pastel paintings, sculptures, relief prints, saltwater etchings and wood-door etchings. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Pine Rest Postma Center, 300 68th St. SE, pinerest.org/leep-art-gallery.


The Artist’s Studio: Studio and gallery with work by Jim Starkey and Rose Ellis; also, custom framing. 40 Monroe Center NW, 454-6650, facebook.com/theartistsstudio1.

Aquinas College Gallery: Work by students, faculty and visiting artists. Art & Music building, 1607 Robinson Road SE, 632-8900, aquinas.edu/art/gallery.

Calvin College Center Art Gallery: Student, faculty and alumni work, plus exhibits by visiting artists. Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center, 1795 Knollcrest Circle SE, 526-6271, calvin.edu/centerartgallery.

Design Quest Gallery: Furniture store exhibits art in a gallery setting. 4181 28th St. SE, 940-9911, designquest.biz.

Fed Galleries @ Kendall College of Art and Design: Work by contemporary visiting artists, students and staff. 17 Pearl St. NW, 451-2787, kcad.edu/galleries.

Flat River Cottage: Fine art, jewelry, antiques and home décor; also, paintings by Kathleen Mooney. 317 E. Main St., Lowell, 897-8601, flatrivercottage.com.

Flat River Gallery & Framing: Artist cooperative shows work in a variety of mediums, plus gifts, framing and workshops. Aug. 1-Sept. 28, “Picardo Artist Gallery”; reception 6-8 p.m. Aug. 1. 219 W. Main St., Lowell, 987-6737, flatrivergalleryandframing.com.

Forest Hills Fine Arts Center: Artist-in-residence program offers exhibits by local and regional artists during the school year, also exhibits by Forest Hills Public Schools students and staff. 600 Forest Hill Ave. SE, 493-8965, fhfineartscenter.com.

Clown Suit by Jane Hammond
2/ “Clown Suit” by Jane Hammond is part of an exhibit at GVSU. // Photography Courtesy of Gift of William Lieberman

Fountain Street Church Keeler Gallery: Art exhibits in a variety of mediums by visiting artists. 24 Fountain St. NE, 459-8386, fountainstreet.org/art.

Franciscan Life Process Center: Changing exhibits by local artists. Guardian Gallery – Grand Rapids: Through Oct. 25, “Colors of Nature” by Kristen Thornton. 654 Davis St. NW. Guardian Gallery – Lowell: Through Oct. 28, “Capturing the Light” by Valentina Gregorieva. 11650 Downes St., 897-7842, lifeprocesscenter.org.

Gallery 154: Eastown gallery shows local and national multimedia art, gifts and jewelry. 1456 Lake Drive SE, 454-2154, facebook.com/gallery154.

GRCC Collins Art Gallery: Exhibits by visiting artists, faculty and students. 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, 234-3544, grcc.edu/artgallery.

Heartside Gallery: Folk, outsider and intuitive art by self-taught Heartside residents. 48 S. Division Ave., 235-7211 ext. 103, heartside.org.

Holland Area Arts Council: Changing exhibits of art. 150 E. Eighth St., Holland, 396-3278, hollandarts.org.

ICCF: Inner City Christian Federation headquarters displays art in various media. 920 Cherry St. SE, 336-9333, iccf.org.

Dennis O'Mara
3/ Dennis O’Mara’s artwork is on display at Leep Art Gallery. // Photography courtesy of Dennis O’Mara

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University: Work by students in graduate-level programs and special community projects. 17 Fountain St. NW, 451-2787, kcad.edu/galleries.

Kruizenga Art Museum: Art from Hope College’s permanent collection and visiting exhibitions. Through Aug. 3, “Still Listening: New Sculptures by Todd Erickson.” 271 Columbia Ave., Holland, 395-6400, hope.edu/kam.

LaFontsee Galleries: 2D and 3D works by gallery artists, plus framing and restoration services. Also, Urban Craft Boutique with gifts, accessories and home décor. Aug. 9-Sept. 6, “Eye Opener: Alternative Views of Summer”; reception 5-8 p.m. Aug. 9. 833 Lake Drive SE, 451-9820. lafontsee.us.

LowellArts: Changing exhibitions of works by Michigan artists. Through Aug. 17, “Livin’ Is Easy” by Justin Bernhardt, Lisa Mull, Kerry Rolewisz, Craig Cossey, Mariel Versluis and Olivia Timmons. 223 W. Main St., Lowell, 897-8545, lowellartsmi.org.

MercuryHead Gallery: A variety of work by local artists; also gifts, photo restoration, digital printing on canvas and framing. 962 E. Fulton St., 456-6022, facebook.com/mercuryheadgallery.

Merizon Studio: Art, mirror and glass design, custom framing and limited-edition prints by Armand Merizon. 9087 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Caledonia, 485-5752, merizonstudio.com.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts: Innovative, contemporary exhibits and installations. Through Aug. 18, “Breaching the Margins.” Through Sept. 8, “All That Glitters” by Mandy Cano Villalobos, “Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists (MEGA) 2019” and “Composite: High School Artists Juried Exhibition.” 2 W. Fulton St., 454-7000, uica.org.

Van Singel Fine Arts Center: Changing exhibits by local artists. 8500 Burlingame Ave. SW, Byron Center, 878-6800, vsfac.com/programming/art-gallery.

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