The exhibit, which runs April 17 through April 26, is sponsored by Tom Cook and Anna Owens and Travis and Kristina Yaklin. The public is welcome to attend the closing reception with the artists to enjoy good food and drinks on Sunday, April 26, 1-3pm. Members receive 20% off one featured artist item during the opening reception. Also during the reception former Owosso Community Development Director and one of the founders of the Friends of the Shiawassee River, Phil Hathaway, will promote, sign and sell his new book “History of the Shiawassee River”.
Eldon Case paints both landscapes and abstracts using oils and acrylics. What keeps Eldon Case going back to his studio day after day is the exploration of color, light and pattern. He loves to see a painting evolve while seeking to capture a sense of light with oil on canvas. While he enjoys the challenge of trying to capture light in landscape paintings, the freedom of abstract painting is exhilarating to him. For abstracts, the rhythm of painting, the experimentation with form, and the surprise that a brushstroke or fingermark can render are just plain fun.
Rebecca Case has taken numerous painting workshops in floral and landscape painting in watercolor, oil, and egg tempera. Rebecca’s painting style ranges from close-up and delicately detailed for floral paintings to photo-realism for her landscapes and seascapes. She likes to invoke a soft pleasing mood to her paintings; whether it is of fields of sunlit meadows or shimmering sunlight on a lake or ocean. Her work has won awards at numerous galleries and public places in Michigan and Minnesota as well as in juried International on-line exhibits. Her goal is to one day be published in an art magazine.
Award winning contemporary artist Michael Gute, of Detroit, graduated from Owosso High School in 2008 and was a SAC scholarship recipient that year, as well. Prior to his post-graduate studies, Gute earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Kendall College Detroit. Michael blends oil paint and ink with spray paint, which is commonly used by Detroit’s contemporary artists. As an urban artist who draws inspiration from art history, Michael enjoys combining materials and subject matter that are accepted in art history with more non-traditional materials, like spray paint.
The Mid Michigan Art Guild was founded in 1951 to promote art instruction, provide exhibitions, and create social events for its members. Currently composed of 102 artist members, MMAG continues to provide information about the creation, display, and sale of fine art and photography, and encourages artists in all of Michigan in the expression, appreciation, and enjoyment of art. Their exhibit is titled “The MMAG Small Works Show” and will feature 2D and 3D work of 42 artists with the size being no larger than 14” in any direction.