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Generations Exhibit Features Father Daughter Artists

Generations Exhibit Features Father Daughter Artists

It’s been said that artistic talent skips a generation, but not in the Truemner family tree!  On Friday February 24th, Creative 360 will open an exhibit that features large-scale paintings from an exceptionally talented father and daughter – Midland natives Mitchell Truemner and Katie Truemner Bruessow.

Daughter Katie Bruessow attended Kendall College of Art and Design, earning her BFA in Illustration with a focus on Furniture Design. After graduation, Katie worked in the mass production market for both home furnishings and painting, selling her original work to companies like Ashley and Jeffrey Alans furniture. In her work as a fine artist, painting has been her passion. Her creative process features a loose style that is often channeled into her favorite subject matter – nature.

Father Mitchell Truemner concentrated in art at Delta College in the late 1970’s. He has been the featured artist in Traverse City’s Michigan Artist Gallery and the Traverse City’s Opera House. Truemner’s abstract paintings evoke a sense of spirituality. He is greatly influenced by the wooded areas of northern Michigan as well as painters Joan Mitchell and Brian Rutenburg.

“While Katie and Mitchell have very different styles as painters, gallery visitors will be surprised to see their relationship in the work,” said Creative 360 Program Director and Curator Colleen Reed. “It is a soft yet profound connection, like a faint echo, that is quite extraordinary.”

The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, February 24 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the 1517 Bayliss Street location. Admission to this event, and to the Creative 360 galleries, is always free and the non-profit appreciates donations that allow them to continue this tradition. The exhibit is on display through 3/26.

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