New shows at the Carnegie

Three new shows open Sunday, March 6 at the Carnegie Center for the Arts. The Great Lakes Pastel Society‘s Regional Juried Art Exhibit has a variety of work in pastel (Armstrong Gallery). Pastel is always gorgeous and these are very nice… this viewer especially loved the rich textures in Helen Kleczynski’s “Untold Stories”.

Tiny cupcakes for the opening

Tiny cupcakes for the opening


Another exhibit, in the Wong Gallery, is “Parts Work; an Illustrated Guide to Your Inner Life” which is also the title of a book by illustrator Sharon Sargent Eckstein and author Tom Holmes. Ink and pencil drawings on paper illustrate common foibles and together with the text offer “ways of positively using our particular talents and style for a fuller life.” The drawings are lively and amusing, worth a look even if you are not philosophically inclined.

The third exhibit is a small selection of some of the best student artwork from St. Joseph County high schools. Some of the artwork is quite good by any standard, and it all gives an insight into how the very young artists are looking at the world. Their teachers are to be commended: Jeanne Pawlowski (Three Rivers), Laurel Zonyk (Centreville), Susan Cooley (Mendon), Sally Baldwin and Stephen Erts (Sturgis), Adam Maisel (White Pigeon), Dorothy Brueck (Constantine, Guild member) and Karlene King of Lake Area Christian School.

Opening is March 6, 2 to 4; all three shows will run until April 9, 2011. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-2.
Carnegie Center for the Arts, http://www.trcarnegie.com, 107 N Main St, Three Rivers MI 49093
Phone: 269-273-8882

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