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"For the last 20 year period I've been working with ideas conceived as a child." -Red Grooms

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Best Day of My Life - Creating Art

In preparing for an art show featuring retired art teachers, I had a chance to have a quick review of all the happy children’s faces over the years discovering the excitement of creativity.  The children were communicating not only their joy of the experience but also of making something they had to control to actually complete their creation.

All through these blogs are the stories of children’s experiences with their moment of sitting back and saying this was great or this was “the best day of my life”.
When people view our creative output, artists of all ages hope the viewer will also connect with that supreme moment – the best day of my life.

Mist Rolling In 14x16 at Absolute Gallery
In a recent exhibit at Absolute Gallery, the works of artists who also taught art are brilliant, thought provoking, and evidence of the good days of producing art. Those of you in Lansing area may want to  take a little time in Old Town Lansing in the next few days to check out exceptional art from passionate artists (show comes down October 3). Let’s celebrate the teachers and those who share art, they shine a light on the path to a brighter, happier, and safer future for generations to come. (Thanks to Zane Balks-Russell for organizing the show).

Call Home 12x12 diagonal
at Absolute Gallery

This is the season to get ready for many art shows in Mid-Michigan. Holidays draw many of the invites to exhibits such as Lansing Area Arts Connection (at the McLaren physicians building on Lake Lansing Road) the upcoming Holiday show with all works under $100. Shiawassee Art Center is also preparing for the Holiday season with lots of good art. I will have a display at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing during the month of December. There is more to come. Please watch for more specific art announcements in the weeks to come.
Joel ,