Williamston Artist’s Work On Display at Shiawassee Arts Center
Art by (l to r) Linda J. Beeman of Owosso, Anita Saviko of Williamston and Timothy Higgins of Elsie
Owosso Artist, Linda J. Beeman has a new exhibit, "Always Emptying, Always Full", that opened at the Shiawassee Arts Center recently. As an environmental artist, she is one of approximately 100 artists outside of Japan working exclusively in the ancient water-based Japanese art of moku hanga --- woodblock print. Primarily showing wilderness landscapes and waterscapes, she states, "It is a joy to showcase the beauty, diverse ecology, geography and healing value of our world through my prints."
Exhibiting with Beeman is metal sculptor, Timothy Higgins of Elsie, whose current series entitled "Flatlanders" deconstructs the human figure to its minimal form. Stainless steel and bronze are his favorite materials to work with because of their permanence. He explains, "One of the greatest uses we can make of our lives is to spend them on something good that outlasts us."
Also exhibiting is watercolor artist, Anita Saviko of Williamston who specializes in painting Michigan lighthouses. She has been the owner and art instructor of Michigan Lighthouse Art Gallery in downtown Williamston since 2006. In this exhibit she uses the "less is more" use of line and a limited color palette to create whimsical images, stating, "some images are titled, others are left to the viewer's imagination".
The show, which runs thru November 5th, is sponsored by Cadwallader-Lord-Hahn Insurance, Sunbust Gardens Inc. and Davis Cartage.