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Industrial Nature

Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Event organized by Saugatuck Center for the Arts

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June 8 - September 9
Opening Reception June 8 | 6:00PM

Dive into an imaginative, colorful world of oversized moths and butterflies, flowers and plants in this exhibition by artist Michelle Stitzlein. Stitzlein creates large-scale sculpture from recycled materials. A feast for the eyes, MIchelle’s works are Inventive, playful, humorous and above all, determined in their use of discarded materials, Stitzlein’s assemblies are a preeminent example of how to successfully recycle anything used, old or mundane into works of alluring beauty.

She is interested in the imperfect, unique details of the world around us. Her work brings together these seemingly separate interests; garden hoses, piano keys, and pots and pans are transformed into large-scale, lush visual landscapes that suggest the natural world. The cast-off objects used to create these pieces become nearly unrecognizable, and instead on focusses on the painstakingly handcrafted nature of the work and marvels at the sheer number of objects used that would otherwise be wasted in our society.

Opening Reception sponsored by David Hulst of Coldwell Banker.

Sponsored by Michael Bojko of Coldwell Banker, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs.