The artists are the heart and soul of Art Reach of Mid Michigan; they provide the creativity and success of our programs and events. Our goal is to keep the arts and culture alive and well in the Mt. Pleasant area, and we do this by giving back to the artists that support us.
Artist's Statement: Work
primarily with acrylics on canvas but mostly on driftwood and other non traditional surfaces. Also create through Crochet, jewelry making and many
crafting types. Will do commission work.
Teach at Art Reach, Joann's Fabrics, private groups and individual student classes
Participate in Art Reach Holiday market, display on occasion at Roz's Diner in Rosebush, Second Site Art Show and various other shows throughout Michigan.
Artist's statement: My mediums cover artwork, caricatures and workshops. The art includes acrylics, watercolors, ink and colored pencil. The caricatures are done in either black & white or color using markers and crayons. The workshops are held twice a year, or I do customized one-on-one sessions.
Facebook: Corby Blem - artist
Pinterest: Corby Blem - artist
Artist's Statement: Grew up in
Mt. Pleasant. Studied
sculpture and watercolor painting through CMU.
Teach art at East Kentwood High School on the South side of Grand Rapids for 21 years.
Artprize with paintings and sculpture.
Participated in painted chairs in Mt.Pleasant.
Owned an Art gallery, Tributary, with my brother in Grand Rapids ten years ago. Hosted several art openings and other events (Including a show of Robert Barclay's Blues photography). Helped start of ArtsAvenue in Grand Rapids.
Hoping to increase art portfolio and body of work soon.
Artist's statement: My diverse body of work explores the properties of color and texture. I play
with a variety of styles and subjects, including abstract pieces, high contrast
portraits, and cartoonish illustrations. No matter the medium, I do tend to
enjoy the stranger aspects of the human experience and I'm not too worried about
whether the reality of a particular subject is primarily objective or
subjective. I hope something here sparks your imagination the way simply living
in the world sparks mine.
Art medium is Henna Body Art
Artist's statement: I have been doing henna body art in the Midland/ Mt .
Pleasant area for the last 9 years. I love to create and use
the ancient art of henna to decorate, making my clients feel beautiful. Teaching henna art to others makes me feel I am spreading the love
my daughter Morgan had before she passed her passion on to me. Henna Body Art classes and private appointments
Facebook: Henna for Morgan
Artist’s Statement: C Joanne Grabinski is an emerging artist (2011-current) whose art medium is Fiber: Needlepoint. On blank needlepoint canvas, she works with an array of threads made of silk, wool, soy, synthetic, metallic, cotton, and blended fibers in stitches/stitch patterns learned from others or of her own design to create one-of-a-kind art works. She favors asymmetry, geometric shapes and vertical, horizontal and diagonal stripes. She loves playing with color, texture and composition as her original designs evolve. For most of her pieces, she selects a color palette and threads, then just begins stitching somewhere on the canvas and lets the design emerge—one section at a time—as she stitches.
Mail: PO Box 507, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48804-0507
Artist’s Statement: I paint. It’s not a hobby. It’s not a
pastime. It’s a process. It's work. It keeps my mind engaged. It's an
activity I choose to spend my time developing. It’s trial and error and frustrating and fulfilling. It’s layers of color coming together on a
canvas creating a feeling. It’s a piece
of me in front of all of you, put there for judgement without saying a
word. Is it about me? Or is it about you? Or is it just a picture for a wall? All of these ideas I find fascinating. The people who make art are fascinating. The challenge of making the art even more
so. I want to be fascinating, so I
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