Area Art News

Rather than several articles, this one article lists all of the current gallery activities. Be sure to click on "Read more" to see the complete list.

FLPC for 2018
Here is the lineup for workshops at the Franciscan Life Process Center for 2018.

Lowell Arts
West Michigan Art Competition March 10–April 14, 2018. Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat 10-5 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Details at

Forest Hills Fine Arts Center
Bill Hosterman and Ed Wong-Ligda’s work will be on display from March 2 until March 23. Our April exhibit is the Forest Hills Public Schools Student Art Exhibit.This exhibit features a wide range of mediums and is a large exhibit covering every hallway of the facility. The artists are students randomly chosen from the entire FHPS district kindergarten-high school.  It’s colorful and fun!!  It runs from April 12-May 11, 2018. The reception is on April 17th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.To see what is going on at the Forest Hills Fine Art Center, visit their website at

Guardian Gallery Lowell
The months of December through March hosts the watercolor paintings and watercolor batik paintings of Carole Nielsen. Carole has taught workshops for the Franciscan Life Process Center on Watercolor Batik methods.  Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes St., Lowell, MI  49331. (616) 897-7842. The Guardian Gallery Lowell is open during regular business hours.

Guardian Gallery Grand Rapids
March through June hosts the work of William Alexander. William’s art has been featured in regional exhibitions at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Kalamazoo Institute of Art and Muskegon Museum of Art along with various other galleries and collections. Guardian Gallery is open regular business hours.  It’s located on the third floor at St. Adalbert’s, 654 Davis Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, 49504.

Terryberry Gallery at St. Cecilia’s
WATERCOLORS / Best of the Bunch by James Johnson. From Jim: This past year, I’ve painted, on average, four watercolors a week. Each week I’ve painted a portrait, a still life, a landscape and a figurative piece. I deliberately work in these four areas to keep myself challenged and energized as an artist. For me, that constant change generates a huge amount of creative energy. And most importantly, it’s really fun. This collection is the result of my most recent bunch of paintings. It is the best of the bunch.  This show will be up through from March 2–March 30. Parking is free in St. Cecilia’s parking lot.

Dominican Center at Marywood
Msgr. Terrence Stewart’s photography will be on display until the end of April. The artist reception will be Sunday, April 8, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Frauenthal Gallery
“Places” by Patricia Dee. From the beginning; the places we exist: homes, rooms, dwellings. Places we long for when we need comfort, peace, and to feel safe. Pathways, and roadways that take us there. Come, you are welcome. The Center is located at 425 West Western Ave., Suite 200, Muskegon, MI 49440

Cascade Library
Currently you can see the work of Jim Johnson, Sarabeth Carr and Dennis O’Mara at the Cascade Library.

Bliss & Vinegar

Stop in to B&V to see the works of Dana Donnell currently on display. If you want to show your work at B&V, make sure to load some images to our website, as that is where the owners go to find artists whose work they would like to display. Marty Klar coordinates this opportunity for us. Please do not contact the restaurant directly. Questions? Call Marty at 616-813-7921.