Art Reach is accepting submissions for gallery exhibits for the 2014 season. Submission requirements and procedures can be viewed at http://www.artreachcenter.org/gallery.
ARTIST AND VENUE "MATCHING" IS HAPPENING NOW for Art Walk Central - 2013. The event will happen August 7-28! Get prepared to enjoy this community wide art exhibit with prizes for Best Juried Piece awards and People's Choice awards for both Youth and Adult categories. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both categories. Art events will occur throughout the month. Special thanks to CMU, Firstbank, and Rotary - Mt. Pleasant for their signature sponsorships of this event. Marketing partners are WCFX and The Morning Sun. Visit www.artwalkcentral.com for details.
BANNER ARTISTS are invited to an ICE CREAM SOCIAL and PHOTO OPPORTUNITY on Thursday, June 6 from 6 - 7 p.m. at Art Reach on Broadway (111 E. Broadway Street in downtown Mt. Pleasant). We will get a group photo at 6:15 p.m. Ice cream will be available FREE for all banner artists. THANK YOU for your participation! Over 350 banners were painted and will be hung in downtown Mt. Pleasant, on Pickard Street in Union Township, in Shepherd, Winn and in the CMU Connection on Main Street by June 1.
Thank you to our sponsors: Union Township, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, Isabella Bank, Firstbank, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, the City of Mt. Pleasant, and Art Reach.
Let's Do Lunch Schedule:
January 9, 2013 Barbara Taylor: Clay Demonstration
February 6, 2013 CMU Voice Students directed by Dr. Eric Tucker
March 13, 2013 CMU Music Theatre Students directed by Dr. Annette Thornton
April 3, 2013 CMU Piano Students directed by Dr. Alexandra Moscola-David
May 1, 2013 K-12 violin students directed by Nancy Powers
June 5, 2013, Kathy Murray Presentation: Wild Flowers in Preservation Areas
2013 Art Reach Gallery Exhibiting Artists:
January: Carlos Cruz July: Justin LaDoux
February: Laura Coffee August: Art Walk Central
March: Jacqueline Baerwald September: TBD
April 2-30: Ingrid Tourangeau October: TBD
May: Mt. Pleasant Schools November: Holiday Collection
June: Gladwin Arts Guild December: Holiday Collection
A Chair Affair 2013
The chairs are in the hands of artists being painted
Adirondack chairs, benches and side tables are being transformed into works of art to be shared with the entire community. Sturdy, handmade furniture is entered into a silent auction with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Art Reach children’s programs. And people vote for the best decorated furniture to determine the winners of prize money totaling $675.
There are three categories of competition with the top three vote getters of each category winning the money. Silent auction bidding and voting takes place at Art Reach on Broadway in downtown Mt. Pleasant while the Adirondacks are on display at local businesses. Prizes will be awarded at the end of Chair Affair.
Art Educators and Students: First Place $100, Second Place $75, Third Place $50
Community Members: First Place $100, Second Place $75, Third Place $50
People’s Choice Award: First Place $100, Second Place $75, Third Place $50
Dates to Remember
• Artists request a chair, table or bench by April 12, 2013
• Artists pick up furniture May 6 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and May 9 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
• Furniture must be delivered to business hosts assigned by Art Reach by July 1, 2013
• Chairs are displayed in downtown Mt. Pleasant July 1-27, 2013