• Anthony Plumstead

    Through July 6

    The Lobby Gallery is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and during performances.


    Artist Biography:
    Anthony Plumstead is an artist, teacher and musician. He studied Printing at Ferris State, and worked several years as a printer previous to his tenure as a teacher. He attended GR Community College for Art, then earned a major in Studio Art, with minors in Art History and Art Education from Aquinas College, and a MA from NMU. He recently moved back to his hometown of Fremont after retiring as a HS Art instructor.  He is skilled in painting, ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture, and has exhibited in multiple juried art shows in West Michigan. He was awarded Grand Rapids Art Council Multi-media Award (Festival 1999), and Grand Rapids Art Council Award (Festival 2001), for a large scale collagraph print.

    Artist’s Statement:
    “Although I delight in alchemy to animate what is inanimate, the common denominator of my art is always based on design principles. A successful work of art usually evolves into multiple new ideas, creating more questions than answers. I describe the art in my current exhibition as a salad bowl of mid-20th Century Neo-Cubist, Biomorphic Surrealism, to proto Pop and Beat influences, with perhaps an element of graffiti mixed in as well. The subject of my art, is in fact, art itself. I enjoy the kinesthetic action of painting, and the cognitive reflection of self-critiquing a work in process, as well as evaluation of completed paintings.  Quite simply, I love art.  I hope others can find enjoyment in art as well.”

    Exhibits in the Dogwood Lobby Gallery are courtesy of the Newaygo County Council for the Arts - Artsplace.

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