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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio -- Scott Robinson

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Heartside Gallery and Studio began in 1993 as a small program of Heartside Ministry. This ever-expanding program continues to offer the Heartside community and its neighbors a supportive and safe environment in which to create, exhibit and sell work.

Theartists come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Some have experienced homelessness and the disadvantages that come with it. The community also includes artists with various emotional, physical or mental disabilities. Many artists are simply people from the Heartside neighborhood who wish to share their experience and talent with neighbors who can benefit from their expertise.

The featured artist for November is Scott Robinson. Here's a little bit about the artist, in his own words:

"I am 30 years old, good looking, and a Grand Rapids native. As a former street artist I learned to love painting, so that’s how I like to spend my time. I grew up skateboarding and when I got too old to do that I traded it in for paints. It’s all connected anyhow-- skateboarders just look at the world differently. When I see a bench I don’t see a place to sit, I see it as an object. The lines in my paintings reflect that.

Scott's latest exhibit, "Sweater Weather," is being shown at Sparrows Coffee Tea & Newsstand from November 3 through January 1. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio is a monthly feature to highlight some of the wonderful people of the Heartside neighborhood. Visit to learn more and get involved.

Sarah Scott is Arts Coordinator for Heartside Gallery and Studio, and can be reached at [email protected].

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