Grand Rapids artist Randi Ford paints “This Land,” a series of acrylic and gouache landscapes of Northern Michigan. This show of plein air and studio paintings opens July 3 at Center Gallery, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. A reception to open the exhibition is 6-8 p.m.
Ford works in a representational style, focusing on iconic places within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Her lush, saturated color and movement-filled paintings reflect not only what she sees in the landscape, but what she imagines are its stories. Each painting is rich in pattern and texture, and is part of an ongoing project of capturing Leelanau’s exterior features and interior life.
“This Land” continues through July 9. For more information, please call 231/334-3179