A new mural is soon to be painted in Whitehall! The Arts Council of White Lake has introduced an artist in residence program thanks to the support of the White Lake Community Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County. The generosity of the Fund has aided in bringing practicing artist and educator, Gypsy Schindler, to the White Lake area. Gypsy will be working with a group of students to design and install the mural on the back wall of our very own Nuveen Center by the beginning of June.
Gypsy Schindler received a MFA from Eastern Michigan University and is currently an instructor at Kendall College of Art and Design and at Hope College.
Her work explores concepts of identity and diversity through portraiture and self-portraiture. Her art will be on display at the Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby Street, Whitehall, from April 11 until May 27. A reception will be held on Thursday, April 13, from 6to 8 p.m. to kick off the exhibit.
Gypsy will be teaching art workshops for both Whitehall and Montague students, as well as for clients of Health West. She will also be giving a lecture on the functions of portraiture and how it can help us connect to one another in a more meaningful way. Meet with us at the Nuveen Center on April 25 at 7 p.m. to hear her speak.