From June 1 through June 29, 2011, come enjoy the works of Catherine McClung (watercolor), Mike McClung (contemporary furniture), Randall Higdon (painting), Terry Kipling (bird carvings) and Stacy Niedzwiecki (photography) on display at the Gallery Uptown in downtown Grand Haven.
The public opening reception will be held
Friday, June 3, 2011 from 5:30pm to 8pm
You are encouraged to come and meet the artists!
Catherine McClung is a well-known and much accredited illustrative artist whose extremely detailed watercolor paintings depict birds, flowers and other nature scenes. Her paintings require hours of research, careful drawings of her subjects, and layer upon layer of watercolor glazes to achieve the luminous depth and precise detail portrayed in each. She designed a series of collector plates for Lenox China as well as four different dinnerware patterns. Although her work appears in homes and museums across the country and beyond, Catherine needs only to gaze out the windows of her home on Spring Lake or walk the surrounding land to find the subject matter for her exquisite paintings. www.catherinemcclung.com
Mike McClung – Using a variety of exotic woods, Mike McClung of Spring Lake, designs and builds fine art contemporary furniture.
Terry Kipling – since his first seminar in 1996, Terry Kipling of Spring Lake, has had a passion for carving birds, be it songbirds or waterfowl.
Randall Higdon draws upon his immediate surroundings and places visited for his inspiration. Being a long-time sailor has enabled him to experience the waters of inland lakes and Lake Michigan. He is a signature member of the prestigious American Watercolor Society in New York. He is a member of the National Society of Marine Artists and the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic. Randall states, “Simplicity is a characteristic in the majority of my paintings. I enjoy the physical act of painting so much, the passion to get going with paint and brushes overrides the desire to develop complex compositions.” www.randallhigdon.net
Stacy Niedzwiecki leverages her talents in digital photography and digital art. Her fascination with nature’s beauty has found its way through the camera lens, earning awards in many art and photography competitions. Her work has been featured a variety of West Michigan publications. Her most honored accomplishment is the installation of 63 of her nature images at the permanent art collection in the new Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion, which opened June 30, 2008 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. These images are showcased in her first book effort, Healing Images – A Selection from the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion which was released in March 2010. www.stacyn.com