Eric Michaels: Landscapes In Watercolor and Oil

January 4 – February 8 
Eric Michaels Landscapes 
In Watercolor and Oil
Reception January 23
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace,
13 E. Main St., Fremont,

Eric Michaels is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Watercolor Society, and the Pastel Society of America.

Perhaps the most distinctive feature of Eric Michaels’ work is its eclectic flavor. The subject matter spans four continents and both hemispheres, and his painting in the Historical and Western genres are collected nationally and internationally.

Michaels has exhibited at the Royal Watercolor Society in London and has been a regular exhibitor in the Artists of America, the Great American Artists and the “Quest for the West” exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum. His paintings hang in many private, corporate, museum and state collections; including IBM, Honeywell-Sperry Inc., Phillips Petroleum, Puma International, the Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, Booth Museum of Western Art, the Americana Museum, Haggin Museum, New Mexico State Governor’s Gallery and the Pearce Museum of Western Art.

Be sure to check out the watercolor and oil paintings workshops Eric is teaching this winter on page 14 of the Arts & Culture Connections Newsletter.

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NCCA-Artsplace Exhibit: Illustrations by Lori McElrath-Eslick

August 10 – September 8
Illustrations by Lori McElrath-Eslick
Public Reception August 23, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.

Lori is an artist and illustrator raised and living in the West Michigan and has
studied fine art and illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design. Lori has illustrated several books including Nishnawbe, A Story of Indians in Michigan, by Lynne Deur; The Lark Who Had No Song by Carolyn Nystrom; Does God Know How to Tie Shoes? by Nancy White Carlstrom; I Am Christmas by Nancy White Carlstrom; Read For Me, Mama by Vashanti Rahaman; Da Wei’s Treasure by Raymond and Margaret Chang; Mommy Poems by John Micklos Jr.; From Slavery to Freedom by Melinda Lilly and Jean Nickolet; The Sign of the Thunderbird by Peter and Connie Roup; If Jesus Came to my House by Joan Gale Thomas and Barefoot, Poems for Naked Feet by Stefi Weisburd, among other freelance works. She also received the 2008 Magazine Merit Honor Award-Society of Children’s Book Authors and illustrators. For this exhibit Lori will feature her nature inspired illustrations of Michigan woodland and wilderness creatures.

June 17 – July 18 Exhibit: Stephanie Schlatter & Kristi Visser

June 17 – July 18
Stephanie Schlatter – Landscapes
Reception July 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m.IMG_9105

Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace,
13 E. Main St., Fremont. 231-924-4022.
Stephanie Schlatter is an American landscape painter whose work is deeply connected to and rooted in her native Michigan. She’s best known for her On the Michigan Wine Trail series, which explores the stories of the state’s vineyards and wineries through paint. Her artwork has appeared on several Michigan wine labels and is available in wineries and tasting rooms across the state. Much of her work also incorporates the scenic lakes on which she spent her childhood.

June 17 – July 18 – Kristi Visser – 100 Portraits
Reception July 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m.visser1

Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont. 231-924-4022.
Kristi set out to do 100 small faces as an act of daily practice during a season in her life that allowed very little time or space for making art.  What started out as a discipline turned into her passion.  She hopes that you will take the time to meet each face she created and experience a connection while asking yourself as you look into their eyes:  What are they feeling? What do they see? What do they long for? Who do they remember? Where are they going?  Where have they been?  Don’t be surprised if you see something of yourself as you look into the faces of Kristi’s 100 portraits!

Kristi earned a degree in fine art from Calvin College and feels she has been artistic all her life.  Recently though, she has been able to commit more time and passion to the work of art and sharing art.  She states, “Creating gives me hope and joy personally.  My greatest desire is that others will be blessed and inspired by the work that God has given me to do.  I create with a variety of mediums on paper, canvas and wood.  Every piece is the work of my heart and hands.”