Current Exhibitions

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.

                               Victor Pinchuk

Kaleidoscope of a Watercolorist

Dori Beth Josimovich, a graduate of Marion, Indiana, High School, holds a BS degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She has been influenced by moving around the U.S. Most recently, her muses come from the vineyards and lakeshores of southwest Michigan. “My art is like a mirrored ball; each fragment or sliver is a reflection of an idea, mood, feeling or even a complication of sorts. Sometimes I follow a reference but, even then, I infuse the subjects with an identity uniquely their own.” Her show, Kaleidoscope of a Watercolorist, brings colors and images together to “carry my audience to a new viewpoint or whimsical moment. In the end, we are all connected by the same fragments and slivers.”

Japan 1952

South Bend artist Rex Edwards was a young Air Force Serviceman in Japan in the early 1950s. His show, Japan 1952, in pastel and pencil, was inspired by photographs he took during his time in Japan, and his memories of the people and places of that time. He created the works in 2015­2016, some 60 years after his service. Edwards worked in several businesses in South Bend during his career, and since retirement has enjoyed fishing and art.

The LAND and The SEA

Lew Anderson began his artistic endeavors after he retired from the corporate world in 1988. He began first portraying floral landscapes, then focusing on historical ships presented in his exhibit of The LAND and The SEA. Studying the rich history of the Fur Trade with Canada inspired his work, Canots du Maitre, depicting five models of large Voyageur canoes which are still in existence. Further research initiated a painting of the Alexander MacDougle “whaleback freighter.” Lew was for years a member of the American Society of Marine Artists and remains a member of the Chicago Maritime Society. His painting of the Christopher Columbus, a whaleback passenger ship, is in the Chicago Maritime Historical Museum.

Creative Minds, Changing Minds

June 1 through June 30: Riverwood Center presents Creative Minds, Changing Minds, a Traveling Art Show sponsored by The Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards. This two-­year, statewide, traveling art show features the work of artists who use Community Mental Health services. The tour has two goals: 1) to help de­stigmatize mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance use disorders by showcasing the talents of people who use CMH services; and 2) to highlight the recovery potential of the arts.

Four Woodturners

Michiana Woodturners is a group, based in Berrien County, “dedicated to training, preserving, and inspiring the art of woodturning.” Four artists will be presenting their work: Neil Benham from Niles, MI; Bruce Metzdorf from Granger, IN; Barry Young from Berrien Springs, MI; and Dave Zenger from Granger, IN. The work includes a large variety of wood and objects. For more information on meetings, michianawoodturners.com.

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