Charles Dwyer Solo Show at LaFontsee Galleries

Internationally renowned artist Charles Dwyer comes to Grand Rapids for the May 28th opening of his solo exhibition at LaFontsee Galleries. Dwyer achieved immediate success when his first one-man show in New York at the 1992 Art Expo sold out. This was followed by further success at the 1993 Chicago Art Expo, and subsequent New York Expos. He soon developed […]

House on Fire [art exhibition opening]

As a response to Earth Day and the environmental concerns the world has been seeing as of late, the LaFontsee Galleries spring show ‘House on Fire’ will exhibit work featuring natural & ecological themes. Two local woodworking artists: Bill Hilbrandt and Mike Stearns will be featured along with represented artists as their wood is sourced in Michigan and worked by […]

Art Demos at LaFontsee Galleries

March 7th, 11 -3, join LaFontsee Galleries for live artist demos from some of our professional artists. Walk through the gallery and visit each station to see showcases in oil & acrylic painting, ceramic & porcelain sculpture, drawing, mixed media, and more. ***free admission*** ***free parking*** *** free art demos*** Participating Artists include: Eric Wieringa https://www.lafontsee.us/eric-wieringa Cara O’Brien https://www.lafontsee.us/cara-obrien Kelly […]

Art Opening MIX•It•UP [Exhibition Opening]

Friday, October 25th, come join LaFontsee Galleries as we celebrate the opening of our group fall/winter show MIX•IT•UP Mingle with our artists, enjoy refreshments, and view art from a number of our 70+ artists. Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free. Exhibition running through November 22nd and is open for viewing during all open hours. For more information […]

*FREE* Live Artist Demonstrations

September 14th, 12-4, join LaFontsee Galleries for live artist demos from some of our professional artists. Walk through the gallery and visit each station to see showcases in painting, textile (quilting) work, and mixed media materials. Participating Artists include: -Kathy Mohl (painting ) https://www.lafontsee.us/kathy-mohl -Linda LaFontsee (mixed media) https://www.lafontsee.us/linda-lafontsee -Elizabeth Brandt (textiles) https://www.lafontsee.us/elizabeth-brandt -Eric Wieringa (painting) https://www.lafontsee.us/eric-wieringa Artists will demonstrate […]

Calvin Theatre Company Presents: Spinning into Butter

Belmont College is a small, seemingly idyllic New England school with progressive ideas. However, the campus community is rocked by random acts of racism that cause administrators, faculty, and students to consider their own prejudices and attitudes about race, politically correct language, identity, and community. The process for these characters is painful and surprising. Rebecca Gilman’s powerful play refuses to […]

Recap of Uncut, Student-Produced Documentary, “Rhythm & Race: A History of African American Music in Grand Rapids”

On Tuesday, February 28, West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) premiered its uncut, student-produced documentary, “Rhythm and Race: A History of African American Music in Grand Rapids.” The first premiere of the documentary drew a packed-house at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Attendees of all ages and walks-of-life attended the premiere, many of which experienced the racial […]