Art Reach of Mid Michigan

111 E. Broadway Street * Mt. Pleasant MI  48858

Upcoming Events

Artist requests for Art Flair 2017 are due on March 31
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About Kids & Culture

“Kids and Culture” provides area families the opportunity to visit a highlighted cultural organization free of charge from 10 – noon on the third Saturday of each month in 2017. In addition to free admission, highlighted venues will provide hands-on children activities and a chance to win a prize from that venue. This program is generously sponsored by Cardinal Pharmacy and WCFX radio. Complete information can be found at or by calling Art Reach at (989) 773-3689.


Artist/Volunteer Opportunities

Art Reach Auction  Committee:

Volunteers are welcome to join the Auction Committee to plan our largest fundraiser of the year.  Call 989.773.3689 to help with this fun project!

Community Arts

CMU Park Library Shows

What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets"
Photographs by Peter Menzel, essays by Faith D'Aluisio
Feb 1 - Mar 14, 2017 
Extended Hours Study and Student Gallery

Park Library

On exhibit are photographs from a collection of portraits and essays of 80 individuals from around the world, and the food that fuels them over the course of a single day. With camera and notebook in hand, Peter and his wife Faith D'Aluisio traveled to 30 countries and more than a dozen U.S. states to shop, cook, and eat with a strikingly diverse range of people.

Having spent three years and $1,000,000., this project shows the world what everyone consumes on a daily basis, the good and the bad. Recognized by a multitude of different news outlets, "What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets" continues to be very popular. 

I want people to understand their own diets better — and their own chemistry and their own biology, Menzel tells NPR and make better decisions for themselves. 

Six of these portraits and essays are held in CMU's Art Collection and are currently on display in the Park Library Extended Hours Study and Student Gallery.

Green Pastures & Still Waters

artworks by Katie K. Chichester Mester

Baber Room

March 2 – April 30

Artist Talk and Opening Reception

March 2, 4 – 6pm

Park Library Auditorium

Reception following in Baber Room

"As an oil painter, I use both brush and palette knife to refabricate notable scenes of domestic life and landscapes. My passionate style of natural realism portrays my subjects with correctness in structure and placement but vivacity in exciting color, intense light, and heavy texture." - Katie K. Chichester Mester

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

The Soo Locks in Photos

Clarke Historical Library

Central Michigan University

During Clarke Historical Library hours:

February 23-August 2017

Exhibit Opening

Thursday, Feb. 23, 7pm

Speaker: Michelle L. Briggs - Director, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Soo Locks Visitor Center

In the late 1800s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began recording the construction of the Soo Locks using large format photography. Approximately 50 years later, the result was a collection of over 1,700 glass plate negatives, providing high definition imagery with incredible detail. Before the glass plate negatives were transferred to the National Archives, the Clarke Historical Library scanned each one, and made the collection available online.

The story of the construction of the Soo Locks, told through this spectacular imagery, is featured in a new exhibit which opens Feb. 23. Michelle Briggs will share her award-winning photography of the Soo Locks in the Park Library Auditorium, followed by a reception in the exhibit galleries, where refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Please join us!

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