Saugatuck Center for the Art’s newest exhibition takes on a vibrant and playful atmosphere

"Just as Wild" by Jillian Dickson
“Just as Wild” by Jillian Dickson

The Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver Street, welcomes two new artists to its exhibition gallery and corridor series. The exhibition runs through Oct. 7.


Pam Kravetz, born, raised and working in Cincinnati, debuts her engaging gallery of marionette puppets, pulley systems, and narrative quilts in her exhibition Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys. She combines her pieces alongside community student’s sock monkey creations to build an interactive experience for everyone who enters the gallery.


“Pam’s works have a wonderfully optimistic and whimsical quality that are appealing to the eye and relatable to anyone,” said SCA Education & Exhibit Coordinator Whitney Valentine. “We’re so fortunate to be able to exhibit this collection of work. The larger than life puppets, bold color and unique stories truly come to life in our space!”


Jillian Dickson, professor of drawing and painting at Alma College, brings to light the relationship between nature and the human body in her exhibit Just as Wild. After experiencing the transformative process of pregnancy and delivery, she began to understand her body in a different light. Her drawings examine the seemingly forgotten and neglected connection between tactile human bodies and wild nature. Although the two may seem different her drawings attempt to find their connections.


For more information about the exhibitions visit online at or call 269-857-2399.


The exhibition Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys is sponsored by Kathleen Markland. The corridor series is sponsored by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs.