Armand Merizon (1920-2010) was a lifelong Grand Rapids painter remembered for his detailed landscapes and brilliantly colored abstractions. A founding member of the Grand Valley Artists, he influenced generations of West Michigan artists. This exhibition highlights his entire career, beginning with the precocious landscapes of his late teens and ending with the intuitive abstractions of his final years. At mid-career, Merizon began losing his vision to macular degeneration. Rather than abandoning painting, he moved in an abstract direction, presenting the landscape in bold strokes and hot, vibrant colors, ultimately painting by intuition instead of sight. Organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art, the exhibition presents twenty paintings from West Michigan collections. Armand Merizon: His Life and Art is shown in conjunction with the recent release of a biography by the same name, written by Muriel Zandstra. After its close at the MMA, the exhibition will travel to the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, MI.
MCC Overbrook Gallery presents artists Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi.
What is the ultimate truth of a painting? It’s more of a flat wall rather than a window. See how these two West Michigan artists address truth to their materials and the honest reality of their painting surfaces.
Gallery open Monday through Friday from 8:30 Am to 4:30 PM.
Join Muskegon County Visual Arts Teachers in their exploration of this year’s ahfest theme – Truth.
Film admission is free. Auditorium doors close at 6:00 pm.
Directed by Michael R. Roskam. Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) tends bar in his cousin’s pub and looks the other way when local mobsters use the joint as a temporary bank. His simple life takes a complicated turn when he finds a battered puppy. He asks his neighbor Nadia (Noomi Rapace), for help nursing it back to health, and a mutual attraction sparks between them. However, a robbery at the bar and the return of Nadia’s abusive ex force Bob to face the truth about those he thinks he knows best—including himself.
Muskegon Community College Instructor will introduce the film. Free popcorn and cider will be provided. Wine and beer will be available to purchase for those with proper I. D. at Museum film screenings.
Michigan artist Nat Rosales assembles fantastical vehicles and creatures from found cast objects and random machine parts. Integral to his art are cast bronze and brass animal sculptures, door and drawer knobs, decorative lamp bodies, and a host of similar decorative metal cast-offs. The resulting combinations are a blend of Alice in Wonderland and steampunk, whimsy and mechanics.
Appraisers from DuMouchelle Art Galleries Co., Detroit, will be on hand to evaluate collectibles, jewelry, and antiques, combining decades of professional experience in many areas. DuMouchelle appraisers also appear on Antiques Roadshow. Appraisers will offer verbal evaluations for $15 per item or set of items ($12 for MMA members). The fee includes museum gallery admission ($8-$10 value). Written appraisals cannot be provided at this event, but Appraisal Fair is an inexpensive opportunity that can help you know if it would be worthwhile to pay to get a written appraisal on an item for sales or insurance reasons.
Gather your family and friends to experience the truly vibrant Fall colors at the Depot-to-Depot Fall Color Tour!
This is a free self-guided tour. Pick up a guide map & visit stops along the way to win great prizes!
Refreshments will be served at both the Muskegon and Whitehall Depots. Children will receive a free pumpkin that can be decorated on-the-spot.
Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for our Penguin artists!