Lake Michigan Art Walk Kicks Off Second Year | Arts & Culture
(MUSKEGON, MICH)—April 4, 2011—The Lake Michigan Art Walk (LMAW) artists have officially launched their 2011 season at the Bettye Clark-Cannon Gallery, located in the Hilt Building wing of the Frauenthal Performing Arts Center, on Western Avenue in downtown Muskegon. An opening reception to celebrate the commencement of the LMAW’s second year will be held on April 15th. The exhibit will run through May 20th.
Open to the public, the exhibit (http://www.lakemichiganartwalk.com/) will feature the works of many talented local artists across many different mediums. Visitors will have the chance to appreciate new watercolors, acrylics, and oils from some of the area’s most notable painters, including Bryan Snuffer, Taylor Overbey, Charles Schadel, and many more.
A diverse collection of works from local artisans will also be on display at the event. Glassworks by Jill Barnes, photography by Fred Reinecke and Geoffrey Marshall Dick, pastels by Marge LeBel, and digital imaging works by Lisa Medendorp will also be shown.
“We were thrilled with the response we received for the Lake Michigan Art Walk’s inaugural year, in fact, our last couple of events were standing room only,” said Bryan Snuffer. “This year we hope the public will enjoy the shows even more. We have enhanced the Lake Michigan Art Walk’s calendar to include even more of Muskegon’s most interesting venues and events,” he added.
You will have a chance to meet many of LMAW artists at the April 15th reception scheduled to be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to the Beethoven in Blue Jeans Concert by the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra (http://www.frauenthal.org/?page=eventlist). Patrons of the arts are invited to enjoy a glass of wine, a taste of art, and lots of good conversation before the symphony.
The free gallery show will run through May 20 and is open to the public daily. Most of the works on exhibit can be conveniently purchased at the Bettye Clark-Cannon Gallery by contacting the operator of the ticket booth in the lobby of the Hilt Building. Prints of several pieces are also available for purchase.
Visit www.lakemichiganartwalk.com if you would like to learn more about the Lake Michigan Art Walk and the participating artists. Artists interested in becoming involved with the Lake Michigan Art Walk can contact Bryan Snuffer at firstname.lastname@example.org