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HVCA Supports Michigan Artists with Monthly Gallery Exhibitions

Each of the 12 artists selected to exhibit in the gallery receives a month long venue to display and sell their works.  At the opening of each exhibition each artist has the ability to interact with the general public at a special artist reception. HVCA fulfills two critical goals and objectives with each exhibition: (1) the enhancement of art appreciation for our constituent base and citizens in the region and (2) providing artistic opportunities for Michigan artists where they are able to display and sell their works.  These monthly gallery exhibitions not only promote and assisting Michigan artists, but affords HVCA the ability provide a tangible resource that strengthens the community.

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October 2014

 
 

Meet the Artist Opening Reception
October 3, 2014 ~ 7pm-9pm
Meet Artist Paul Tibedeau

Guests will enjoy appetizers and wine as they stroll and shop the show. Artist Paul Tibedeau will be present to talk about the inspriation behind his work and answer questions. 

More about the artist: 

I was born and raised in Detroit and following high school graduation pursued my passion for the arts by taking oil painting classes at the Center for Creative Study. In the late 1980,s I moved my young family to Highland where we have enjoyed the natural beauty of the lakes and surrounding countryside. In 2008 I joined the Michigan Plein Air Painters, a group of devoted outdoor painting enthusiasts who not only share their love of painting, but also their joy in painting in natural surroundings no matter what the weather conditions! The camaraderie and weekly critiquing by the artist members of our group have allowed me to grow and expand my talents as an oil painter.

I had the honor of being the featured artist for the month of October 2011 at Main Street Art in Milford. Also in 2011 I entered the Village Fine Arts Association,s Poetry and Art Night competition where I received first place. In 2013 I was awarded third place and an LA Artwork Studio art award in the Village Fine Arts Views and Visions show. I will have a plein air exhibit at the Blue Grill restaurant in Milford mid-December 2013 through January 2014.

I have established a home studio where I work on my larger paintings. Oil is my medium of choice and nature’s colors are my inspiration.


More about the exhibit:

Highland artist Paul Tibedeau’s work, Nature’s Palette, will be featured at a gallery opening from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at Huron Valley Council for the Arts, 205 W. Livingston Road.

His exhibit encompasses paintings he’s done since 2008, when he began working seriously with Michigan Plein Air Painters. He said his artwork will display a variety of subjects “from the glow of a movie theater to an old barn fading away with time.” His plein air paintings also will be shown in a separate area of the gallery from his other work.

“What motivates me to paint is usually an inspirational flash of nature’s palette,” Tibedeau said. “This could be the warm glow of the sun on a bridge or a wandering stream in the winter, but almost always begins with a reflection of light.

“I find my inspiration in the outdoors,” he added. “I plein air paint on a weekly basis year-round and thoroughly enjoy my time outdoors.”

Born and raised in Detroit, he took oil painting classes at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit after his high school graduation. For several years, he engaged in the craft of woodworking; his creations included personalized fireplace mantels and shelving units. He also exhibited his wood creations at local air fairs.

“In the late 1980s, I moved my young family to Highland where we have enjoyed the natural beauty of the lakes and surrounding countryside,” Tibedeau said. “I joined the Michigan Plein Air Painters, a group of devoted outdoor painting enthusiasts, who not only share their love of painting, but also their joy in painting in natural surroundings, no matter what the weather conditions! The camaraderie and weekly critiquing by the artist members of our group has allowed me to grow and expand my talents as an oil painter.”

Discussing his artistic process, he noted, “Nature is my inspiration and the photographs I take for my paintings reflect that passion.”

I have become more involved in the art community in the Huron Valley area by becoming a member of the Art Shop and the Huron Valley Council for the Arts.

Tibedeau’s previous awards and exhibits include being the featured artist for the month of October 2011 at Main Street Art in Milford, first place in the 2012 Village Fine Arts Association’s Poetry and Art Night for his painting, Calm Before the Storm. In 2013, he was awarded third place and an L.A. Artwork Studio art award in the VFAA’s Views and Visions show. He’s participated in several painting competitions, such as Glen Arbor Plein Air paint out and the Dexter Plein Air event, where he enjoyed sharing his talents with other artists.

He also was an artist for Connected: Art from a Spiritual Perspective, which was exhibited at the 2013 ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids. The event, he said, “paired 30 artists with 30 story tellers. Each group was given a random word and the artist was asked to paint a picture based on their interpretation of that word. The storyteller then painted their picture in word form. A book was then published with the artwork and stories.”

In addition to painting his larger works in a home studio and engaging in plein air activities, Tibedeau has become involved in the local art community as time progressed; he is a member of The Art Shop, an artists’ collaborative where artwork is sold located in Huron Valley Council for the Arts and a HVCA member.

Aside from the gallery opening, gallery hours for Nature’s Palette, which opened Wednesday, Oct. 1, will take place Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 25.

-written by Anne Seebaldt 



 
 
 
 
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