The Shiawassee Arts Center opens its sixth exhibit of 2021 featuring the work of artists Marti Liddle -Lameti and Robert Doran-Brockway of Owosso, Glen Lewis of St Johns, and Shiawassee Artist Guild. The exhibit, which runs September 8 through October 31, is generously sponsored by Dr. Dan Williams & Diane Cutler. The public is welcome to attend the ‘Meet the Artist’ event on Sunday, September 12th, from 12 – 4pm.
Marti Liddle-Lameti taught Art and Fashion Design for Owosso Public Schools for many years, as well as for Kendall College of Art and Design as an adjunct professor. Her studio recently moved to Midland County, where she continues to create using a variety of fibrous media. Marti is inspired by the magic and beauty of nature, as she alters, and enhances human structures. Using various materials and combining them with wool, silk and other fibers, she “paints” with the fibers to create color, line, texture and movement found in her surroundings. Her exhibit is titled “Looking Up-Looking In-Looking Past” and features nearly 60 pieces of her two and three dimensional wearable creations.
Robert Doran-Brockway’s art centers on everyday spirituality. It is solidly grounded in all the major influences of his life… Music, Singers and Art… Religion, History and Philosophy, Physics, String Theory and Mathematics… and the Triumph of the Human Spirit. It looks towards the absurdity, the beauty, and the wonder in all these, and how all are inexorably intertwined in the “collective consciousness” of the human life force. Robert has appeared in many solo and group shows throughout the US including New York, Boston, Chicago, Asbury Park, Miami, and Owosso, Mi. This featured exhibit is titled “Midwest Artifacts” Gilded Works on Glass, Wood, Paper and Metal.
Glen Lewis is best known for his paintings using vibrant color and a whirlwind of expression. He enjoys working in mixed media because of the versatility to use various mediums and also use a variety of drawing and painting techniques. His subject matter ranges from abstract expressionism to landscapes and wildlife. Glen is a local artist, designer and illustrator from St. Johns, Michigan. He received his BFA in painting from Western Michigan University.
The Shiawassee Artists’ Guild shares a close association with SAC, with a themed exhibit of the featured every year at the Arts Center highlighting each member’s area of artistic expertise. Displaying in this year’s “Nature” exhibit are Debbie Auble, Bonnie Brown, Dan Chrenka, Chris Frank, Marie Gougeon, Jann Johnson Lardie, Linda Justice, Susan McGuire, Regina Moskal, Susan Newcom, Jennifer Ross, Linda Ruehle, Linda Van Cise and Barb Walworth. These mid-Michigan artists work in varied art media including painting in oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels, drawing, pen & ink, printmaking, pottery and ceramic sculpture, jewelry making & collage and much more.
The Shiawassee Arts Center, located at 206 Curwood Castle Drive in Owosso, is open to the public Monday through Friday 10-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm. The Arts Center features the artwork of local and statewide artists in eight galleries including the Frieseke Gallery and a specialty Gift Shop. The public is welcome to schedule an appointment and there is no admission charge. SAC, which is celebrating its 49th anniversary in 2021, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage participation and appreciation of the arts. For more information or to schedule your appointment call the Arts Center at 989.723.8354 or visit www.shiawasseearts.org.