Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Muskegon Lake Project Opening Reception (Review)

Photo by Marie Cisneros

Last Thursday was the opening reception for
The Muskegon Lake Project at the Red Lotus Gallery located at 825 W. Western, Muskegon, Michigan. The Muskegon Lake Project features local artists who created works of art from the debris picked up along the shores of Muskegon Lake. I was happy to be invited to this event as a new member of the Muskegon Center for the Arts as well as just liking arts and crafts and events where there is good food and conversation, like most people.

Muskegon is just getting started on bringing the talents of our area artists to the fore and finding a venue for their artistic endeavors is sometimes a challenging task. This is why I love what the Red Lotus and the Muskegon Center for the Arts is doing in Muskegon, bringing art to the world by giving artists a way to show their art. The gallery owners, MCA members/volunteers are working hard it and it shows that they have a genuine love and appreciation of fine arts and craftsmanship. 

One of my favorites was a piece created by Rebecca St. Clair, incorporating glass stones, small tree branches, and flowers made from an egg carton. Another piece, by Dawn Sherwood, made from smaller pieces of driftwood and other materials, elegantly constructed, a delicate balance of nature and art was another favorite of mine. 
This was a very enjoyable evening. The artistic pieces created by what we would normally call “garbage” were fascinating and thought-provoking and really showed how talented Muskegonites are!  There was plenty of excellent nibbles and exhilarating conversations. And all for a very worthy cause. This Exhibit will be available for viewing until November 8th. Some of the proceeds from this project will benefit the Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership. For more information on the Red Lotus, The Muskegon Lake Project, or the Muskegon Center for the Arts, you can also visit them on Facebook.

Contact me if you have a comment.  P.S. Update: Thanks to those who mentioned some little corrections in the first post. I appreciate it. I am trying to write a good blog and I am still a newby, so having feedback is a great way to do that.

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