On Friday, May 24, the Crooked Tree Arts Center Painters’ Studio exhibit, “Fresh Works,” opens in the Atrium Gallery.
This exhibition showcases fresh new works created by the CTAC Painters’ Studio (formerly Kitchen Painters), and will be on display through July 27. The CTAC Painters’ Studio is a group of artists of all levels who meet weekly on Mondays from Noon – 3 p.m., excluding holidays, for open studio time at CTAC’s Petoskey location. All media are welcome: watercolor, acrylics, oil, pastel, pencil, ink, etc. The common thread is the desire to develop artistic skills and share experiences with others.
Exhibiting artists include: Jim Abbey, Liz Armbruster, Prudence Barber, Ahlea Campbell, Ann Carolan, Mike Coltman, Kateri Ewing, Rod Gibeau, Tracey Harrington, Heidi Geiger, Mary Grosvenor, Sheryl Kendrick, Karen Kimmell, Mary MacLellan Koaches, Maria Livanos, Ann Matzka, Loretta Miles, Teri Rounds, Michele Smith, Joan Duval Tebo, Wendy Shoults, Edy Stoughton, and Kay Winters.
The CTAC Painters’ Studio began in 1981, as the Crooked Tree Kitchen Painters, with a small group of artists who met weekly to paint. They valued the rapport and sharing of ideas that occurs when artists gather. Crooked Tree Arts Center welcomed the group and encouraged their work, allowing them to meet in the Crooked Tree kitchen…thus the name “Kitchen Painters.” This spring, the group decided to rebrand themselves as the CTAC Painters’ Studio to more accurately reflect their creative work while remaining a warm, inviting group.
For more information, contact the Crooked Tree Arts Center at 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell Street, downtown Petoskey.
Photo: “Eventide” by Karen Kimmell will be on display in CTAC’s Atrium Gallery as part of the “Fresh Works” exhibit.