Reconnect

An exhibition of landscape paintings

Marshall J. Gardner Center For The Arts

An exhibition of landscape paintings by three regional artists who all grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan: Anne Corlett, Royce Deans, Angela Saxon

There will be a Plein air art event in association with this exhibit on Saturday August 25

Opening Reception Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6-9pm. Meet the artists and share refreshments with friends new and old.

About the exhibition:

As busy human beings, it is easy to lose touch with our surroundings. We have deadlines and responsibilities and not nearly enough time to pause and look around. As plein air artists, our inspiration comes from observation. It is essential to look, listen and feel the surrounding landscape. For us, that is Lake Michigan’s shoreline.

The beach’s tumultuous skies, roaring lake and graceful dunes have woven throughout our lives, an endless source of intrigue. We grew up swimming these shores, sinking our feet into the sand and allowing the wild winds to clear and reset our minds. Through observation and painting, we continue to absorb and retell the wisdom of this slice of nature.

Our hope is that by contemplating our work, viewers will feel the wonder of nature and its endless expanse of power, reconnecting with this glorious place we call home.

Angela Saxon has been engaged in the last three decades actively pursuing a visual understanding of the landscape. A visual language of horizon, tree, water, sky is universally understood. As a perceptual painter Angela translates what she observes into a personal dialect and uses this language to evoke more than a landscape in her atmospheric work. She grew up in Miller Beach and holds a BFA in Painting from Indiana University. Website

Anne Corlett is from the Saugatuck area and has studied at Oxbow in Saugatuck, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Royal Academy of Art in London. She holds a BA of Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin. She paints in oils, watercolors and pastel and prefers to work outdoors in order to connect to the landscape. “Paintings are a place to explore my relationship to life. When working, I take hold of the energy around me and focus it onto the canvas. This action celebrates existence. Website

Royce Deans divides his creative efforts between painting the landscape and the human figure, teaching art, and facilitating art retreats in different parts of the world. A representational expressionist at heart, finding the lyrical gesture in every subject has become most important to his process. He grew up in Chicago and graduated from the American Academy of Art. Website

Reaching Out 9x12 $450

Reaching Out 9x12 $450

Anne Corlett

Reaching Out 9x12 $450

Reaching Out 9x12 $450

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Big Sky #5 36x48 $2800

Big Sky #5 36x48 $2800

Anne Corlett

Big Sky #5 36x48 $2800

Big Sky #5 36x48 $2800

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Hot Fun in the Summertime 24x36 dyptych $1700

Hot Fun in the Summertime 24x36 dyptych $1700

Anne Corlett

Hot Fun in the Summertime 24x36 dyptych $1700

Hot Fun in the Summertime 24x36 dyptych $1700

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“Reconnect” is part of our Exhibits series.

Upcoming events

May

8th
Chernobyl Experience With The Decay Devils

June

5th
James Shirey Horticultural Photography
7th
Farmers Market 2020 The Best Place to Spend Sunday
13th
Lake Effekt Mural Art Festival
20th
Joe Rauen Live Music With Handmade Instruments

July

3rd
Closed For Independence Day

August

7th
Monotype Paintings Angela Saxon, Anne Corlett, Royce Deans
15th
Plein Air Event and Exhibit

September

4th
Alumni Art Exhibit William A. Wirt High School

November

6th
Suzy Vance Fibre Art Exhibit
21st
Artisan Fair

December

4th
Community Art Show
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