Artist, Rich Tesner
The Shiawassee Arts Center is set to open a new exhibit featuring the works of artists, Jann Johnson Lardie from Perry, Karen Kierstead Miller from Okemos and Richard Tesner from Flushing. The exhibit, which opens September 5 and will run through November 4, is generously sponsored by Richard Selleck Agency. The public is welcome to attend the reception to enjoy good food and drinks with the artists on Sunday, November 4 from 2-4pm. Members will be able to receive 20% off all featured artist item during the reception.
Perry artist, Jann Johnson Lardie, spent a childhood immersed in art, with a special passion for sculpture, portraiture and art history. Marriage, family and career changed her life’s course, and her pursuit of art fell to the loving demands of home and work. Upon retirement, her focus returned to art. She currently is exploring ceramic sculpture, pottery, pastels, monotype prints, mixed media and jewelry-making.
Currently working out of her private studio in Okemos, Karen Kierstead Miller experiments with the layering of images and mark making to explore a unique blend of painting, collage and lettering techniques in her mixed media works. Karen received her BA and MA degrees from Michigan State which lead her to teach in Waverly. She also owned art galleries in Charlevoix and Okemos.
Explore, dream, create, inspire…repeat. This is Rich Tesner’s motivation as an artist and as an instructor. Rich Tesner started painting in 2010 and says his artistic style ranges somewhere between impressionism, figurative, and photorealism. Subject matter, mood, and artistic goal determine which style will dominate a particular painting. In the end, each painting has a story and each one is a reflection of who he is as an artist, a father, and a husband.