Spring is in session, and the Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery is currently exhibiting several pieces by five different artists that display spring in the U.P., as well as a few western states.
The Spring Song exhibit opened on May 1st and many of the pieces feature broad landscapes, with a few showing off specific scenes from around the area. The paintings feature bold colors, strong texture and broad strokes, bringing a powerful interpretation to the worlds they depict.
“I think every piece that we have here is outstanding by itself,” Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery owner Friederike Roach said. “Every artist is extremely strong in their art, so I can’t say, ‘this is the best’ or ‘this’. They are all the best.”
Each artist is local to the U.P. and all bring a unique vision to the exhibit.
“It’s John French from Ishpeming, Katherine Savu from Ishpeming, Meegan Flannery from Marquette, Connie Kerkov from Ironwood and Michael LaTulip from Marquette,” Roach said.
Some of the artists traveled around the country painting the imagery to bring them back for those who might not be able to make the trip themselves. Spring Song runs until July 5th, at which time a new one-man exhibit titled Aspects of Reality will take over, featuring works from NMU professor emeritus Thomas Capuccio.