2020 Festival Exhibits and Events

2020 Booklet

Each year, the Big Rapids Festival of the Arts puts on Exhibits at various locations.  An exhibit usually is a multi-week event happening during each year's festival.  The following is are this year's exhibits.

Artworks Gallery Exhibit
Body Images
The Photography of Tim Priest and Cynthia Mallory
February 1 — 28
Reception Thursday, February 13 at 5:00pm
The Batdorff Gallery, Artworks
106 N. Michigan Ave.
FOTA 2020 bird of prey
Tim Priest’s work has been shown in the International Study Committee Exhibit and the World Congress of Professional Photography Exhibit. His 2018 Artprize piece “Bird of Prey,” a 4’ x 12’ behemoth of a photograph printed on canvas, was awarded the Professional Photographers of America's prestigious Loan Collection in international competition.
leftsideCynthia Mallory is the owner of Mallory Jackson Photography in Stanwood. The company is named after her twin niece and nephew, Mallory and Jackson. Mallory Jackson Photography creates portraits for couples, families and businesses in Me-costa and Kent counties, and specializes in maternity portraiture.  Rounding out the Body Images exhibit is 2015 Artprize entry “My Walker Does Not Define Me,” with photography by Bri Lungenbill and poem by Emily Garlick.

Artworks Gallery Exhibit
The Beauty We Capture
Presented by the Big Rapids Camera Club
February 1 — 28
Chemical Bank Gallery, Artworks (lower level)
106 N. Michigan Ave.

As part of the Festival of the Arts 2020, the Big Rapids Camera Club is presenting the photo exhibit, The Beauty We Capture. “These photos are the personal favorites of our camera club members. Some pictures were captured from areas around our beautiful state, others from far away lands. Each photo captures the beauty of the land, people and places our members have visited. Without a doubt, our camera club members all thought the same thing when they took the picture — Wow! That’s a beauty!”

The Big Rapids Camera Club is a friendly group that loves to learn from their fellow photographers, and its membership is comprised of all skill levels of photographers, from beginners to experts. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of most months, and they invite those who are interested to visit their Facebook page to keep informed of meetings and photo-taking opportunities.

Three Girls Bakery Exhibit

Musing Among the Vegetables
Presented by Artworks
February 15 — March 1
Three Girls Bakery
106 N. Michigan Ave.

Looking at the flowers, at the trees with the smoke winding off them and the rooks rising, falling; standing and looking until Peter Walsh said, "Musing among the vegetables?" — Virginia Woolf from Mrs. Dalloway.

One of the great works of modern British fiction, Mrs. Dalloway is a stream of consciousness novel that captures characters’ thoughts and feelings as they fluctuate between conscious and unconscious in a seemingly random fashion. “Musing among the vegetables” suggests being lost in thought, random associations, feeling one’s way among the flora.

We invite you to muse among the vegetables that will be on display at Three Girls Bakery from Feb 15- Mar.1. Sit and have a cup of coffee while enjoying artists’ renderings of everyday veggies. On display will be works by Lynne Hernandez, Anita Sams, Margo Berke and Tom Tomasek.

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