Inspired by nature and water, artist and designer Maya Lin makes thoughtful sculpture that asks viewers to look at their environment in an entirely new way. 

Picture Perfect: MMA showcases decades of iconic West Michigan concerts

Written by Marla R. Miller | Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:10 |

A great concert combines artistry, entertainment and energy to the fullest effect — some might even say it’s magical. 

Art Amplification: Inaugural prize for female figurative painters debuts at MMA

Written by Marla R. Miller | Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:57 |

As avid collectors of figurative paintings, Steven Bennett and Dr. Elaine Schmidt wanted to learn more about the artists they were collecting.

Human Canvas: The story of a West Michigan bodypainter

Written by John Kissane | Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:31 |

Liz Snyder needed money. A single mother, newly divorced, she cast around for options. She came across body painting at an Art Hop event. "You could do this," a friend nudged.

Celebrating the spirit of adventure and the art of film, Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck continues to grow with a weekend of film screenings, art, music and family fun.

Cut to the Tissue: Maya Freelon takes crafty materials to new levels

Written by Jane Simons | Monday, 25 February 2019 15:39 |

On their own, sheets of tissue paper may not hold much visual appeal, but in the hands of Maya Freelon, individual pieces in varying colors and sizes become vibrant structures that tell a story.

The art on your favorite cafe’s walls was not placed there by accident. 

Intro to H2O: Oscar Tuazon teaches through his school within a school

Written by Dana Casadei | Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:07 |

Schools and libraries go hand-in-hand, both containing and spreading knowledge far and wide. Whether it’s a university or an elementary school, the library is the well of information students can dip into at any time. The same goes for Oscar Tuazon’s Water School, coming to Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum.

In Bloom: Red Lotus Center for the Arts showcases local artists, promotes community

Written by Marla R. Miller | Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:03 |

When artist Tanya Tice couldn’t find a piece of art to hang above her couch in her price range, she went out to the store, bought some canvas and paint and “went to town.”

Accomplished Michigan author and illustrator Patricia Polacco was once a little girl, Trisha, who saw jumbled words on the page and struggled with reading in school.

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