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Emerging Artists Make a Splash at Creative 360

Emerging Artists Make a Splash at Creative 360

August 31, 2022, Midland, MI. – Creative 360 and Parker Lane Studios have teamed up once again to host the 2nd Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition for Great Lakes Bay visual artists between the ages of 16 and 54. The show will be adjudicated by Prof. Andrew Rieder, Art Action Council Member and Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Coordinator at Delta College and opens on Friday, September 9th in the Bayliss Street Gallery.

“Even though this is only the second year we have hosted this exhibition, the quality and quantity of work that has been submitted this year has been incredible,” said Creative 360’s Curator and Program Director, Colleen Reed. “There is so much artistic talent in our region and these new artists have something very important to say through their work.  Guests to the gallery will certainly be taken in by the depth and breadth of this exhibit.”

The Emerging Artists Exhibition was the result of a conversation between Creative 360’s Reed and Parker Lane Studios Dacia Parker.  Both organizations have a desire to encourage and support developing artists.

“Creative 360 has had such success with the Artfest 55 Exhibitions, showcasing the work of artists, both established and emergent, who are 55+ years old,” remarked 360 director Laura Vosejpka. “We wanted to offer the same opportunity for artists who are under the age of 55. It was so obvious to partner with Dacia – she works tirelessly to encourage and empower our local visual artists.”

This event is focused on finding ways to educate, empower, and encourage newer artists. The exhibition features Michigan artists ages 16 to 54 and will be on display in the Bayliss Street Gallery through October 16th.

The exhibit opening on Friday Sep 9th at 7pm at Creative 360’s Bayliss Street location is open and free to the public.  The exhibition will be on display through October 16th and entry to the Creative 360 Galleries is always free of charge.  Guests can find the Bayliss Gallery hours on the Creative 360 website, becreative360.org, or by calling the arts center.

 

*Dan Smith, Fractured Landscape – Acrylic BEST IN SHOW 2021 Emerging Artists

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