UPDATE: WKTV will be airing a video featuring “Easel Down the Road” exhibition currently at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Show times are 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13; 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m Monday, Aug. 15; and 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The exhibit officially closes at SCA Aug. 15.
The latest exhibition at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver Street, “Easel on Down the Road,” opens Friday, June 10, with a reception from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to experience what it’s like to journey, paint, and blog across all 50 states while enjoying refreshments and meeting artist Anne Corlett. The exhibition will be open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through June 25, then open every day until 5 p.m. through Aug. 15.
The exhibition includes landscapes painted in all 50 states and shares the story of Corlett’s unique three-year undertaking. The quest eventually led to crowd-funding for the final leg of her journey, along with publication of a book detailing the creative adventure. Corlett’s books are for sale at the SCA throughout the summer.
“Take your journey,” Corlett said reflecting on the project. “You won’t believe what you’ll learn from it.” SCA Executive Director Kristin Armstrong added, “As soon as we heard about Anne’s ambitious project we approached her about an exhibition. Given her talent and passion we knew it would be a visually stunning show. What we didn’t expect were the rich stories that came from the trips, and Anne’s wonderful reflections on personal and professional accomplishment. This exhibition can be enjoyed on so many levels; we are very proud to host it at the SCA throughout the summer.”
Corlett’s love of painting “en plein air” and her road-warrior appetite combined to make this unique 50-work showcase a truly dazzling display of both the American landscape and one artist’s visionary goal of self-realization through pursuing her passion.
On Monday, June 6, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Corlett will talk about her “Easel on Down the Road” project as part of the Creativity Reveled series. Interviewed by guest moderator, New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey, Corlett will share stories from the road and give guests a sneak preview of the exhibition. She’ll also give a demonstration of landscape painting. The event is free with an online RSVP (go to sc4a.org to register).
Admission to the exhibition is free. Find out more at www.sc4a.org or by calling 269-857-2399.