Innovators & Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fiber
December 13, 2012 – March 17, 2013
Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440
It is worth the drive to Muskegon to see this fiber show. The Muskegon Museum of Art has a reputation for having a fine collection. They also do a fine job with special exhibitions. This is the last special show in their celebration of 100 years as a museum. The work is beautifully installed giving the viewer and the work room to be together. It is just the right size. You can be delighted without feeling overwhelmed.
Artists in the show: Adela Akers Ilze Aviks Susan Taber Avila Mary Bero Susie Brandt
Sandra Brownlee Mira Burack Deborah Frazee Carlson Nick Cave Nancy Crow Anica Cuppetelli Lindsay Ketterer Gates Sally Hayden Gilmore Layne Goldsmith Ted Hallman Karen Hampton Geary Jones (also guest curator) Mary Anne Jordan Lewis Knauss Gerhardt Knodel Hyuk Kwon Jane Lackey Gyöngy Laky Mi-Kyoung Lee Jiseon Lee Isbara Joan Livingstone Tom Lundberg Amy Clarke Moore Mark Newport Laura Foster Nicholson Hwa-Jin, Oh Michael Olszewski Jason Pollen Sara Rockinger Arturo Alonzo Sandoval Cynthia Schira Celeste Scopelites Warren Seelig Kay Sekimachi Piper Shepard Carol Shinn Sherri Smith Pamela C. Turczyn Pauline Verbeek-Cowart Sarah Wagner Jon B. Wahling Katherine Westphal Anne Wilson Bhakti Ziek
Lots of Michigan connections in the group!
Also worth seeing is the ReMix of the permanent collection with new acquisitions made for the 100th anniversary of the museum. The museum does an excellent job of presenting the new work in the context of expanding the collection in accordance with its established history in the community. Read the labels carefully to savor the stories of how each work came into the collection.
A restaurant I cannot recommend too highly is
The Hearthstone Bistro
3350 Glade St. just off Seaway Drive at the corner of Norton Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49444
(231) 733-1056, call to see if you need reservations
Hours: Mon – Thurs 11a – 10p; Fri-Sat 11a – 11p; Sun 4p – 9
This is the place to go if you want a very special experience, with excellent food beautifully presented by polite and knowledgeable wait staff. $$$
Otherwise there is a Traverse City Pie Company as well as other chains in the area.
Dolores S. Slowinski
PS If I can survive driving up there in white out conditions between Grand Rapids and Muskegon, don’t let weather deter you! Ha!