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Heartside Gallery exhibit highlights 25 artists at Domincan Center gallery

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Several of the Twenty-five Heartside Gallery and Studio artists showing at Dominican Center Art Gallery during July and August.
<center>Some of the featured Heartside Artists</center>

Some of the featured Heartside Artists

Map to free parking at DCM.

Map to free parking at DCM.

Dominican Center at Marywood Art Gallery is displaying the works of the Heartside Gallery Artists through the month of August. Most of the several works are available for purchase.

An off shoot of the Heartside Ministry of Grand Rapids, the Heartside Galley & Studio began in 1993. Since its inception, the program has expanded to include enough physical space to create, exhibit, and sell in a supportive environment.

Heartside artists come with a history of tough times that tell a story through their art. Art often absorbs more depth and feeling when created by artists who have seen difficult times--it appears that this group of crafts people put their hearts and souls into their work. Some beautiful and innovative styles, you will enjoy the variety displayed in this exhibit, where you will see the works of 25 different persons. It is seldom that one can view the work of so many in one place.

Heartside Gallery says, "Artists in our studio come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Some have experienced the hardships of homelessness, while others live with various emotional, physical or mental disabilities. Many are people from the Heartside neighborhood who simply wish to share their talents and expertise with their neighbors."

Art is a valuable outlet for self-expression and creativity. Many Heartside Gallery and Studio artists have never experienced formal training, yet the artwork in our studio shows that talent often comes naturally and intuitively.The show includes many mediums including; pastels, oils, photography, pottery, watercolors, fiber arts, acrylics & pencil. 

The Gallery is open to the public daily:

  • Monday – Thursday 8 a.m.. – 9 p.m..
  • Friday – 8 a.m.. – 8 p.m..
  • Saturday and Sunday – 8 a.m.. – 6 p.m..

Come to a meet-and-greet the artists reception, free and open to the public on Sunday, August 11 at 12:30–4:00 p.m..

The Marywood Gallery is located in Dominican Center at Mary wood on the lower level of the main Marywood building at 2025 Fulton St. East. You can park for free in the large lot on the west side of Lakeside Drive NE. the lot is about 1000 feet north of Fulton Street. If you need more information, directions or details, please feel free to contact the DCM Front Desk at 616=514-3325. (Also, see map at right to free parking at DCM.)

Sister Francetta McCann is the curator of the Marywood Art Gallery. She contacts selected artists and works with them to arrange the showing of work produced by Michigan artist. The show changes every two months, giving several local artists a venue to display and sell their artwork each year.


Collage of artists and information compiled by: Kit Fessenden, DCM

submitted by: rsteers

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