The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its September LSAA Gallery exhibition by painter, Greg Green. Born in 1961, Greg spent his school years painting and drawing in the suburbs of Grand Rapids. After receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, he went on to receive local and national attention for his large scale works. In 1993, he and his wife, Kim, moved to the Upper Peninsula to build a small off-the-grid cabin on the shores of Lake Superior. After many years of teaching art history courses at Finlandia University, Greg has retired and refocused on his own artwork.
The September SmallWorks Gallery will feature artwork created by siblings, Niikah Hatfield and Aleutian Hatfield. Niikah is an eighteen year old U.P. native who has explored many forms of art over the years. Currently a student at Northern Michigan University, she is continuing her work as an artist on the side. Much of her inspiration comes from the natural beauty of cultures, though she also enjoys “practical art.” Drawing, painting, and leather crafting are just some of the forms of expression she delves into. Her younger brother Aleutian, just fifteen years-old, is a homeschooled farm kid from Seeds and Spores. He found his passion for creating metal sculptures when the farm got a welder to fix and build farm equipment. For practice, he started welding old iron from around the farm, and as it happened, people called the stuff art.
Both exhibits will be running from August 30 – September 30, with an opening artist reception on Thursday, September 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided.
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email email@example.com.