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Mid December Holiday Art Thing: no holiday craft stuff here

This art exhibit features a short but respectable list of artists working in a variety of media.
David Warmenhoven works on a painting

David Warmenhoven works on a painting /Courtesy of David Warmenhoven

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Mid December Holiday Art Thing

December 14 from 12-5 p.m.

506 Oakland SW

Collabarative piece between Tom Duimstra and Sierra Cole

Collabarative piece between Tom Duimstra and Sierra Cole /Tom Duimstra

Collabarative piece between Tom Duimstra and Sierra Cole

Collabarative piece between Tom Duimstra and Sierra Cole /Tom Duimstra

Join in the holiday shopping extravaganza on December 14 from 12-5 p.m. for the Mid December Holiday Art Thing.

The exhibit is at a live/work lofts space at 506 Oakland SW showcasing seven of the area's accomplished artists working in a variety of media.

Mark Bird is a fine artist woking in mixed media who participated in Artprize 2009 and exhibited at the Richard App Gallery among other venues.

Abigale Bradley's 2-D works of collage, painting, drawing and mixed media have been featured at Artprize 2011 and a commissioned mural can be found in one residential condominium in downtown Grand Rapids.

Veteran artist Tom Duimstra is currently exhibiting at the UICA until mid February. The collection titled Zero+ features a texturally purposeful and minimalist design aesthetic that evoke a sense of timelessness and futuristic musings. For Saturday's exhibit he has collaborated with fiber artist Sierra Cole, whose wool hats and handbags can be found in galleries around the mitten state and the Midwest.

Matt Large is a sculpture artist working with various metals. Large studied the classical figurative style over nearly a decade of apprenticeship under Charles Cropper Parks. His work is on display on Cooley Law School campuses and he has exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum and the Grand Rapids Art Museum among other.

Contemporary artist David Warmenhoven's genres span from folk and abstract to pop art. Warmenhoven has sold art pieces all over the globe and is currently represented by galleries in Fennville, Traverse City and Grand Rapids and is showcased at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

Custom design hot rod artist Kit Kat Von Bitch has been airbrushing and pinstriping vehicular signage and automobile pop images since the seventies. Her work is themed around hot rod culture using vibrant popping colors and fantastical characters to illustrate the grease monkey ethos. She has been awarded by several autoramas including the Detroit and Chicago Autoramas.

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