This Month's Artist Exhibition


MAY 3-27, 2017


Meet The Artist Mixer

Friday ~ May 5, 2017 ~ 7pm-9pm

Not just any flowers. Not just any trees.

My paintings are often my childhood memories preserved on canvas...a still life of my father staking the leaning, blossom-laden peony bushes. Or my mother cutting and wrapping the peony blooms for teacher bouquets. Or me, feeling the ants creeping down along my limbs as I walk to school.

Once upon a time, our small Michigan backyard of childhood was a safe haven of trees, flowers, walking paths, and sprouting fruits and vegetables. Summer travels with seven siblings to my grandfather's cottage extended that floral landscape with a water view, majestic trees, swamps and hiking trails.

I am driven by my personal scrapbook of emotions, an escape back in time, a safe refuge against despair. I aspire to connect the natural world with the joy of family, the comfort of home, and the quiet calm of beauty.

With brush and palette knife in hand, I use colorful, fluid acrylics to capture nature through my childhood lens. I strive to communicate its timelessness and grace.

Not just any flowers. Not just any trees.     Sharlene Welton, 2016

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Monday and Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Huron Valley Council for the Arts
205 West Livingston Road
Highland, MI 48357


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