In Septmeber and October the gallery will be featuring:
Featuring the artwork of Award winning artists Lily LaFollette and Kim McKerracher, including paintings featuring landscapes, floral figures and animals.
Lily and Kim are avid en plein air (in the open air) painters, traveling the countryside for inspiration.
This show will be hung in the North Gallery on September 11, and a reception for the artists will take place on Thursday, September 24 from 6-8pm.
Lily LaFollette – Earthy Visions LLC
Mediums: Oils, Acrylic and Watercolor
Genre: Landscapes, Still Life, Animal, Florals
After a career in motherhood and business administration, Lily followed her dream to travel and paint in plein air. For the past 10 years, she has regularly traveled to paint and has been studying with nationally known artists.
Lily loves the dramatic and diverse landscape of the Great Lakes Region. Her favorite spots include Glen Arbor, Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls and Pictured Rocks. Living in Mid-Michigan gives her access to an abundance of farms, wildlife, and forest while providing a short trip to visit the majesty of the Great Lakes.
Currently, Lily’s work includes the dramatic Great Lakes Coastline, the quiet rustic countryside, traditional still life, florals and commissioned artwork including animal and house portraits. Her work is available at shows, in her studio and online at www.LilyLaFollette.com
Lily is an award winning artist, participating in many shows: Saginaw Art Museum, Flint Art Museum, Glen Arbor Art, Lansing Art Gallery, Kaleidoscope, Mid Michigan Historical Museum, Huron Valley Arts.
She has been featured in The Detroit News and Free Press in an article featuring her donated artwork to the Livingston County Senior Meals on Wheels program, netting over $4000 for their fundraising efforts. She also supports the LACASA (battered women and children program) by painting and donating during the Garden Tours.
Kim "Kwaz" McKerracher RN BSN
City: Goodrich, Michigan
Mediums: Oils, Soft Pastels, and Charcoals
Genre: Portrait/Pets, Landscapes, and Florals
Kim has been a practicing nurse for over 35 years. She has been a Director of Nursing, a Professional Beach Volleyball Champion, A National Walleyball Champion, and a HS/Club Volleyball coach. She has been drawing and painting off and on since 1999.
The first time Kim exhibited her art work, she won Best of Show. Since then, she has won numerous cash art awards at various exhibits and galleries around Michigan, including a People's Choice Award.
Carving out time to paint has been a challenge for Kim. She enters and sells her work at various Michigan Plein Air Paint outs, galleries, and cafes. To see more of Kim's art work and her upcoming art shows go to her website: www.kimkwaz.weebly.com