Each year the Arts Council of White Lake-Nuveen Center (ACWL-Nuveen) hosts Fall Into the Arts, a themed youth art exhibition featuring work from area school art programs. This year’s exhibit, which has been generously sponsored by Ferguson Family Dentistry, opens on Friday, November 5, with a reception for the public to be held on Saturday, November 6 at 1:00pm. This year's show explores the theme - Color Creativity and features artwork from the ACWL-Nuveen Open Studio Program, Fruitport Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, Montague High School, Muskegon Heights Academy, Reeths-Puffer High School, and Whitehall Middle School. Also on display will be artwork created by the ACWL-Nuveen 2021 Emerging Artist of Color Resident, Nina Oliver. Nina, a junior at Muskegon Heights Academy, was awarded a paid residency at the ACWL-Nuveen for two weeks and was provided a studio space, materials, and mentorship to help her improve her portfolio. The work on display showcases the variety of experimental techniques she creatively explored.
Kennedy Hynde Carlina Franzon August Hawley
The Fall into the Arts Exhibition also serves as a fundraiser for the participating schools' art program. We will be collecting donations in the ACWL-Nuveen gallery, as well as online, through our website. Donations will be collected by the ACWL-Nuveen and distributed to the art programs following the close of the exhibition.
This year’s theme, Color Creativity, was selected as a prompt for students to think of the many ways that color inspires them. Color is a fundamental element in artwork. Whether it is bold and vibrant or subdued and monochromatic it is essential to the artist’s expression. We are excited to provide an exhibition space for community youth to showcase their creative ideas and talent to the broader public!
Please make plans to join us for the opening reception on Saturday, November 6 from 1:00 – 3:00pm. If you can’t make it to the opening, Fall into the Arts: Color Creativity will be on display in the ACWL-Nuveen exhibit space from November 5 through December 4. The gallery is located at 106 E. Colby St., Whitehall, and is open Tuesday - Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.