Description The art battle of reality vs escapism, why not both! One of the first painting assignments that schools, secondary or college, like to give to artists is an assignment which has both realism and abstract/abstraction in the same piece. For example, painting a realistic landscape with figures that look like Modigliani’s people. This show […]
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Description It’s time to celebrate City Center Arts! We’re spreading the word of our pride of our members at City Center Arts. This show is a chance to showcase our member’s talent. This show is about all of our members and everything they do for this gallery. We have grown so much since our start […]
Description It’s the ultimate landscape show! Get ready to travel with our artists around the world and visit other realms. People love to travel to places they can only dream of when they look at landscape art. They also like to revisit loved places they can’t go to everyday. This is a show to share […]
Description Time to share all the beautiful color our eye can see. This show is about all the colors of the rainbow and more! What’s the criteria? The intention of this show is to be abstract so the focus is the color itself. Think Mark Rothko’s study of color and the affect of standing so […]
What does the 1,000 cranes have to do with City Center Arts? Our very own Marsha Irwin, artist member, has brought this amazing tradition to our hearts here at the gallery. She has been making cranes with the wish of world peace for years. City Center Arts embraces and supports her efforts for world peace. […]
Description Living in the world differently than most people can give different perspectives on many things especially when you don’t have a choice of the difference you have in your life. Many of us have disabilities which gives us this different perspective on living life. This show is for those in the art community that […]
Description It’s been completely recycled and re–purposed including found art too! The Earth is estimated to be 4.543 billion years old and rotating. It is our home and we must continue to for care it. We are privileged to have this planet to call home. However, climate change is also a part of our Earth. […]
Julie Westmaas Julie Westmaas’ love of fabric and fiber arts began around the age of eight with her grandmother’s embroidery hoop, and she later learned to sew in her early teens. Sewing became a passion and inspired a lifelong interest in fiber arts. Westmaas studied art at Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State […]