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Live Coverage Feature: Linda LaFontsee and Nuel Friend

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/Conduit Studios

/Linda LaFontsee

/Nuel Friend

Showcasing more than fifty of West Michigan’s most exciting visual artists, Live Coverage features one-of-a-kind works of art, created right before your eyes! This unique fundraiser is a must for collectors, designers, and anyone with a passion for original art. This year, we will feature the artwork of Linda LaFontsee and Nuel Friend, on February 19 from 6:30-11 PM. For more information or to purchase tickets contact 616 454 7000 or [email protected].

Using a variety of media including encaustic, oil and gouache, Linda LaFontsee conveys the dance of life with an organic freedom, independent of representation. LaFontsee is inspired by color, movement and line; all of which she is continuously constructing and deconstructing in the surface of her paintings. LaFontsee also finds inspiration in repetition. Like life under a microscope, Lafontsee’s paintings appear alive and in flux. View her work at

Nuel Friend creates intriguingly abstract compositions through the use of non-traditional materials and painting techniques. He earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Michigan State University and has most recently acquired an MFA degree in Fine Art Painting from Kendall College of Art and Design Ferris State University. Nuel Friend resides in Grand Rapids Michigan where he continues to explore his non-representational abstractions. View his work at

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