2016 Exhibitions


Taylor Overbey: Religion & Politics
January 5- February 27, 2016

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 5pm-7pm

With a background in illustration, Overbey was driven by a story. His current work still references a story and presents a unique view, in the art world, on the stories and overlaps of politics and religion. He views his work and his art-making as a movement of counterculture. He explains, “I am a Christian, a husband and father, and an artist. But I am not a liberal. I am a conservative. I am passionate about my conservative/Christian values.” In his exhibit, Religion and Politics, Overbey will showcase a body of work that he started in 2012. The assemblages are all driven by his passion for politics and his own beliefs.


Change of Seasons
March 1- April 2, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5, 2016 1pm-3pm
In our 16th Annual Change of Seasons exhibition, Over 60 local artists were showcased in an amazing show of talent and craft. This year's exhibit demonstrated a large range of mediums and thoughts and spanned the work of Kindergarten students to adults. 

Scott Dickson, Assistant Professor in the Drawing program at Kendall College of Art and Design, was this year's juror. His unique appreciation of the "story" and "unanswered questions", gave a special vision to this year's winners. 

Adult Division Winners
1st- Laurel Geis, Beach Elements, Graphite and Acrylic
2nd- Bev Hundley, Birdsong, Collagraph, Relief, Nature Printing, and Stitching
3rd-Hana Sawyer, Boy in Hot Seat, Mixed Media
ACWL Award- Richard Vanderputte, Forgotten, Photography
People's Choice-Candace Farmer, Water Street, Fiber
People's Choice- Cara O'Brien, Growth III.2, Barnwood and Porcelain

Youth Division Winners
ACWL Award- Daniel Davis, The Long Walk

K-2nd Grade:
1st- Isabella Kirksey, Face
2nd- Sydney Wright, Untitled
3rd- Bree Jacobs, Sunset
People's Choice- Lauren Wright, Pretty Flower

3rd-5th Grade:
1st- Adaly Britton, A Horse
2nd- Brianna Bentz, Clydesdale
3rd- Leo Johnson, The Bulldog
People's Choice- Faith Jones, Nature's Colors

6th-8th Grade:
1st- Kate Cockright, Two Sides of Nature
2nd- Maddie Diamond-Wright, Untitled
3rd- Delaney Baker, Skele-Dog
People's Choice- Gabe Bass, Gentle Giant

9th-12th Grade:
1st- Lily Baker, Sun and Sand
2nd- Julia Tanis, Trypophobia
3rd- Jimmy Cobb, Carried Away
People's Choice- Sierra Armstrong, Snufalufaois

April 5-30, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 7, 2016 5pm-7pm
Connected explores the world and all the ways we are connected through the eyes of ten local artists. Each artist was asked to create a new piece to discuss the topic in their own way. Join us to celebrate the works of Missy Morrow, Ron Fellin, Amy Wilkinson, Forrest Hanson, Cat Jackson, Jan Johnson, Ben 

Candace Law: In The Abstract
May 3- June 25, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5, 2016 5pm-7pm
Candace Law is presenting a unique body of work in the exhibit In the Abstract. Her work explores the world of non-objective through the use of rust, natural materials, and the encaustic process.

Micro: In The Abstract

June 28- July 23, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 30, 2016 5pm-7pm

This exhibit will display the photographs from youth and adult artists from the White Lake area. Artists were challenged to take a closer look at the world through the lens of their camera. Each photograph embodies the smaller moments that are so easy to miss. 

Our Town: A Community Plein Air Exhibition
July 26- August 27, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 28, 2016 5pm-7pm

The community is invited to participate in a weekend of Plein Air painting. The works created during this special event will then be on display at the Nuveen Center. Come experience the White Lake area through the eyes of our local artists. 

Tales Untold: Kat VanderWeele
August 30- October 15, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1, 2016 5pm-7pm

Grand Rapids artist, Kat VanderWeele will be displaying her whimsical illustrations. Tales Untold  will explore the act of storytelling through imagery. 

Earth, Wind, and Fire: Fall Into the Arts
October 18- November 12, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 27, 2016 5pm-7pm

The elements are coming alive in this exhibit featuring work from area schools. Come observe the interpretations from local youth and celebrate art in schools during our 12th annual Fall Into the Arts. 

Holiday Market at the Nuveen Center
November 15- December 22, 2016

Over 30 local artists will be showcasing their work at the Nuveen Center this holiday season. Make sure to stop by and find the perfect gift. 

An art exhibition is traditionally the space in which art objects (in the most general sense) meet an audience. From time to time content of exhibits, lectures, concerts and philosophies presented in text or in live presentations by artists may be by their nature controversial. By bringing art to our audience, the Arts Council of White Lake does not intend to expressly or by implication endorse or support the philosophy of the artist(s).

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