Art Galleries: September 2019

Local art galleries listings and highlights
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John James Audubon exhibit Calvin University
Courtesy John J. James Audubon

1/ Center Art Gallery – Calvin University: Student, faculty and alumni work, plus exhibits by visiting artists. Sept. 3-Jan. 28, “John James Audubon: Selections from the Permanent Collection.” Sept. 3-Oct. 19, “Wolterstorff Collection Exhibition” and “I Only Enhance What’s Already There: John Vanast Exhibition”; reception 6-9 p.m. Sept. 25. Calvin University Covenant Fine Arts Center, 1795 Knollcrest Circle SE, 526-6271, calvin.edu/centerartgallery.

2/ 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. Through Sept. 23, Claus Pahl displays his mosaic tile pictures with intricate glass skylines and other pieces of glass art. A reception is 6-7 p.m. Sept. 12. 600 Forest Hill Ave. SE, 493-8965, fhfineartscenter.com.

3/ Flat River Gallery & Framing: Artist cooperative shows work in a variety of mediums, plus gifts, framing and workshops. Through Sept. 28, “Picardo Artist Party” by Erick Picardo includes contemporary abstract paintings using a combination of oil and acrylic. 219 W. Main St., Lowell, 987-6737, flatrivergalleryandframing.com.


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. Sept. 21-Oct. 25, “The String Project” by Chelsea Nix and Mariano Cortez; reception 2-4 p.m. Sept. 25. Art & Music building, 1607 Robinson Road SE, 632-8900, aquinas.edu/art/gallery.

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.

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.

GVSU Art Galleries: Student artwork and exhibits by renowned artists. Allendale campus: Through Oct. 25, “Jose Guadalupe Posada: Calavera Prints from the GVSU Print and Drawing Cabinet” at Kirkhof Center Gallery. Through Nov. 1, “Art of Today: Contemporary Collections from Chicago”; reception 5-7 p.m. Sept. 12. Through Dec. 13, “Carnivals, Cognac and Cycling: Works of Art from the Robert L. Haskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin-de-Siecle Prints” at Red Wall Gallery. 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, 331-2563. Pew Grand Rapids campus: Permanent exhibit: “Mathias J. Alten: An Evolving Legacy” at George and Barbara Gordon Gallery. Through Oct. 25, “A Life in Paint” by Mark W. Wilkens at West Wall Gallery. Through Dec. 13, “Wandering Seeds: Experiencing and Engaging Haiti Through Study Abroad” at Blue Wall Gallery. DeVos Center, 401 W. Fulton St., 331-3638, gvsu.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.

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. 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. Through Sept. 6, “Eye Opener: Alternative Views of Summer.” Also, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 14, Artist Demos. 833 Lake Drive SE, 451-9820. lafontsee.us.

Leep Art Gallery: Work by a variety of visiting artists. Through Oct. 1, “How I See Things” by Dennis O’Mara. Pine Rest Postma Center, 300 68th St. SE, pinerest.org/leep-art-gallery.

LowellArts: Changing exhibitions of works by Michigan artists. Sept. 7-Oct. 26, “ISEA (International Society of Experimental Art): Annual Juried Exhibition”; awards reception 5-8 p.m. Sept. 19. 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. Sept. 21-Oct. 20, “Collaboration: The Works of Kathleen Kalinowski and Mary Serra Veneklase”; reception 4-7 p.m. Sept. 21. 9087 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Caledonia, 485-5752, merizonstudio.com.

Terryberry Gallery: Local and international art. Through Sept. 27, “Inspired Works of Grand Valley Artists’ Photo Group”; reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Lower level, St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave. NE, 459-2224, scmc-online.org/visit-terryberry-gallery.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts: Innovative, contemporary exhibits and installations. Through Sept. 8, “All That Glitters” by Mandy Cano Villalobos, “Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists (MEGA) 2019” and “Composite: High School Artists Juried Exhibition.” Sept. 6-Dec. 20, “Spectra”; reception 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 6. Sept. 14, Family Day: Best Day Ever Collages. Sept. 28-Jan. 26, Autumn Exhibition Series: “Kennedy Yanko: Before Words,” “Mark Rumsey: Memory Map: Roof Line – State Street” and “Larry Cook: On the Scene.” 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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