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Music - Op. 1 No. 4 - Reception Recap

This summer, the ACWL-Nuveen is excited to showcase 18 talented visual artists hailing from across Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois who use music as their creative muse. Music – Op. 1 No. 4  - is on display now through July 20. At the exhibition reception on Friday, June 28, Montague-based artist Kanda Parrott was awarded the Concerto Prize for her piece Juicy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Kanda Parrott, 2024 Concerto Award Winner

Our juror this year – Whitehall-based artist and musician Chester Winowiecki – was tasked with viewing all of the digital entries, selecting the final artwork for the show, and choosing the Concerto Award winner. Chester had this to say about his jurying experience:

“I am so glad to have been asked to jury this year’s Music Exhibit and sincerely hope that both artists and patrons will enjoy viewing my selections for this comprehensive show. Artists have submitted works that portray famous musicians, interpret or feature the lyrics of songs, are abstract representations of musical themes, depict the act of music making itself, and even allow for the making of music in the gallery. This variety is very important to me as I believe that Art is at its best when it challenges us or exposes us to views we are unfamiliar with. For this reason, I’d like to encourage everyone to seek out those pieces that may appear to be furthest from what they immediately gravitate toward; all these works have a lot more in common than they might appear."

Top left: Joshua Anderson, DJ Boomer with New Headphones. Top right: Alice Gambel explores Christopher Jones's (pictured) piece Fluxus AI (absent intelligence) 16 note Random Sequencer and Melody Generator. Bottom left, Kimberly Gager, Arioso.

Bottom right: Olivia Prado, The Guitar Man.

The following artists have artwork on display this year: Christopher Jones, Montague, MI; Joshua Anderson, Norton Shores; Emme Eisfelder, Tremont, IL; Cari Rasor, Montague, MI; Diana Fleysher, West Bloomfield, MI; Kanda Parrott, Montague, MI; Michael Koole, Wyoming, MI; Chelsea Roberts, Lansing, MI; Adam Dahlstrom, Muskegon, MI; Nancy Wanchik, Farmington Hills, MI; Suzanne Frederick, Muskegon, MI; Steven Sickles, Indianapolis, IN; Russ Barneveld, Grand Rapids, MI; Esther Mitchell, Spring Lake, MI; Kimberly Gager, Muskegon, MI; Sarah Tule-May, Sault St. Marie, MI; Ferrel Cordle, Whitehall, MI; Olivia Prado, Hesperia, MI.


Thank you to Wesco for generously sponsoring this exhibit!


We look forward to seeing you at the ACWL-Nuveen, 106 E. Colby, downtown Whitehall. Our hours are Tuesday – Friday – 11:00 – 5:30 – Saturday 11:00 – 3:00. Phone # 231-893-2524 – email – Website – Love social media? – look for us on Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok!



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