The Shiawassee Arts Center will be featuring a new exhibit of work by artists Linda Beeman of Owosso with Lynita Shimizu of Ashford, Connecticut, the Shiawassee Artists’ Guild and Pooh Stevenson of Owosso. The exhibit, which opens September 9 and runs through November 8, is sponsored in honor of the William Burk Family. The public is welcome to attend the reception with the artists to enjoy good food and drinks on Sunday, October 25, 1-3pm. Members will receive 20% off one featured artist item during the opening reception only.
Friends for over a decade, artists Linda Beeman and Lynita Shimizu combine their love of Mokuhanga (Japanese Woodblock Print) in this exciting exhibit. Linda says that the spiritual connection that she finds in the creation of her work is deeply personal and important. Her thoughts are toward peace, reclamation and protection. The emotional, physical and spiritual energy she uses to create a print somehow becomes embedded within it to reveal the heart and spirit of a location. Although Lynita’s subject matter varies, her goal remains to create images with strength, spirit, and clarity. In a world of challenges, the process of creating a woodblock print provides a peaceful and safe haven. She is so grateful to be a woodblock printmaker and hope some of the joy this brings her, touches others.
The Shiawassee Artists’ Guild is a group of mid-Michigan artists working in varied art media: painting in oils, acrylics, mixed media, watercolors and pastels, drawing, pen & ink, photography, printmaking, pottery, ceramic sculpture, jewelry making, collage – the list goes on. This year’s exhibit will feature 13 SAG artists, Debbie Auble, Dan Chrenka, Marie Gougeon, Linda Justice, Jann Lardie, Susan McGuire, Regina Moskal, Sue Newcom, Nancy Parrish, Linda Ruehle, Jennifer Ross, Linda Vancise, Barbara Walworth. They will all be creating work based on the common theme of “Doors and Windows”.
Pooh Stevenson specialize in natural light, fine art photography, dramatic light portrait work and natural styled images. Her photography journey began with a Minolta 35mm film camera in college, switching to digital in 2007. What began as a project in documenting the farm season has become a passion in capturing the simple beauty and physical complexity of her farm life. Pooh’s art is about seeing the natural world around her, in the tiny details of a robin’s nest to the vast expanse of a cloud filled garlic field.