The Robert Williams Gallery welcomes the members of the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society. The show features recent work by members from Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan including Jude Phillips, Granger; Barbara Walsh, Granger; Nancy Arsenovic, South Bend; Nancy Turner. South Bend; Eileen D’Haeze, Niles; Gina Mitchell, Osceola; Joan Spohrer, South Bend; Marta Francis, South Bend; Martha Hollett, South Bend; Dee Thorton, Granger; Diane Dorn, Granger; Janet Johnson, South Bend; and Millie Steveken, South Bend.
The fine art typography of Bryce Culverhouse and the ceramics of Cameron Covert are on exhibit in the Heartha Whitlow Gallery. Culverhouse, originally from St. Joseph, now lives in Brownsburg, IN. He is a graduate of the Kendall College of Art and Design. The title of this exhibit is “A picture is worth a thousand words.” His style is based on letter forms that create images. He says, “Each piece is meant to be read as well as viewed for its visual value.”
Cameron Covert is a retired ceramics professor from the University of West Georgia. He recently moved to Union Pier where his studio is located. He has a BS and MFA from Western Michigan University and an MA in ceramics from Wayne State University.
The Riverwalk Gallery will feature “Quarantine Critters,” photographs of squirrels and chipmunks taken in mini sets created by Susan Sheldon of Coloma during the COVID shutdowns of 2020.
“2020 was a challenging year for so many people, but it hit me especially hard when I lost my job due to shutdowns in March, and my son was murdered in May,” Sheldon shared in her artist statement. “Thus, was born this special display I call my “Quarantine Critters.”
Working through her grief in 2019, April Seybold of Portage, MI also found a way to create new jewelry that speaks to the range of feelings she experienced during her cancer diagnosis while pregnant. Her work will be on exhibit near the Williams Gallery.
“Loss and Pregnancy” explores the choices and outcomes for dealing with cancer during pregnancy through the cathartic melting and hammering of metal,” says Seybold in her artist statement.
Seybold recently finished an Artists Residency at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.