Art & the Environment Exhibit at Interlochen

Interlochen - what a beautiful place. Founded in 1928 as a summer arts camp for high school age, it is now a year round international arts academy with 500+ students. Many of the buildings are from the CCC era - gorgeous stone buildings! Learn more at

The exhibit opened in the stunning Dow Visual Art Center on Saturday evening, Dec. 4 and runs through Jan. 22, 2011. It was a very chilly evening (25F) with snow in the forecast but it was warm and inviting inside. All the artwork was imaginative, visually complex and exciting.

Below are pictures from the Artist Reception.

12 Views of the Shiawassee River prints. It was the first time I had seen them hanging together in a gallery and not just taped to my living room wall! I was so proud of what I had accomplished! I hope this exhibit will inspire others to explore their environments and help conserve, preserve and enjoy what we've been entrusted with.

More of the Shiawassee River Prints

One of Jino Park's ink on wood pieces. Incredible detail!!!

Me in front of Eric Hansen's work. His river! (Go river people!!)

Jill Parisi world! These intaglio installations were mounted so that they moved with the air currents - coming alive like a new biological species floating in the wind. Each individual piece was different from the next yet together they created a community - rich and vibrant!

Local printmaker, Dorothy Anderson Grow and exhibitor, Jill Parisi from upstate New York.

Family and Friends. I was blessed to have so many supportive and important people in my life here!

Springfield Library Exhibit

"Tangled Water"
The headwaters of the Shiawassee River at Shiawassee Lake.

12 Views of the Shiawassee River is being shown at the Springfield Township Library from Dec. 1, 2010 - January 19, 2011. They are set up along the windows that overlook the Shiawassee Basin Preserve.

Springfield Township Library
12000 Davisburg Road
Davisburg, MI 48350

12 Views of the Shiawassee River - Completed!!!

After over 2 years of following the Shiawassee, gathering imagery in each season and thru all the communities and rural back-roads along the river, carving about 135 wood blocks and printing 175 prints by hand, the series is finished.

The journey of the river doesn't stop with the completion of the prints. On November 21 I showed the series to friends, volunteers and supporters of North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy at the Fenton Winery and Brewery.

Their response and appreciation of these prints showing the beauty of the river was overwhelming. They know the river. They clean the river. They protect the river and it's watershed. They give of their time and money "to conserving and enhancing the natural water and land resources in Northwest Oakland County through acquisition and/or preservation of key properties is essential to sustaining a high quality of life for present and future generations" and have the "intent of conserving the woods, fields, streams, wetlands and other natural features in the headwaters areas of the Clinton, Shiawassee, Huron, and Flint rivers."

Visit their website to learn more about North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy: