‘Waiting On Division’ showcases artists’ talents


By Victoria Mullen



Since our story on Tom Gunnels’s project, Waiting On Division ran on September 6, Gunnels has been keeping busy — visiting and filming people on the streets, setting up art shows at The Collective Artspace on Division and filming musicians jamming at Rocky’s Bar and Grill — all to showcase the talents of the people he has come to know as his friends.


And on Friday, November 18 at 6-9 pm, the public is invited  to check out a photography exhibit at The Collective Artspace, 40 Division Ave. S. in Grand Rapids.


The exhibit will showcase Gunnells’s photography from throughout the summer as well as stories of how the photos and friendships came to be.


“I am extremely excited to announce that VAGUE photography will be making a trip up from Kalamazoo to help contribute to this show,” said Gunnels. “He will be doing tintypes of some of our friends and some of the veterans who are currently out on the street.


“Come down, learn more, and maybe meet some cool people along the way,” Gunnels said.


Gunnels does not intend to sell the photos for profit and has limited resources for printing. Anyone with a lead on a resource for discounted printing rates, please message Gunnels on the project page.


Be sure to checkout our previous story about Gunnels and his efforts.