MANITOWOC, Wis. — The third annual Lakeshore Artists Guild exhibit will open on Nov. 6 and run through Dec. 17 in the Donald P. Taylor Gallery at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road. The exhibit is free and open to the public between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
“This is one of my favorite shows to install,” said Erin LaBonte, SLC’s associate professor of art and art department co-chair, and a member of the guild.
“There is a lot of variety in the works, which range from leather works to oil paintings to fiber art. The artists support one another and work to create a vibrant arts community within Manitowoc County,” she said.
The guild promotes excellence in the visual arts and works to advance the appreciation and dissemination of the fine arts in all forms.
The exhibit will include watercolors by Jim Dolan, mixed media by Jody Kuchar, paintings by Rebecca Jabs, oil paintings by Chad Beeman, handmade paper by Cheryl Mahowald, photography by Corey and Cindy Hoppenrath, oil paintings by David Carpenter, mixed media by Erin LaBonte, Erik James Leatherwerks pieces by James and Jill Iverson, wood type letterpress works by Stephanie Carpenter, and guitars by Brian Mittnacht.
A free artists reception for the Lakeshore Artists Guild exhibit and the “Fresh Coast” exhibit of photographs and paintings by Craig Grabhorn, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the art department on the first floor of the main building as part of Night of the Arts, an evening celebrating music and arts at Silver Lake College. The public is welcome to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments as well as live music by Silver Lake College students.
The Night of the Arts will conclude with a performance by the Varshavski & Shapiro Piano Duo at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on campus. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (55 and older) and $5 per ticket for students (ages 5-18). For ticket information, call 920-686-6274 or visit sl.edu/tickets.
PHOTOS: Cory Hoppenrath photo, top, and Erik James Leatherwerks piece, center/Submitted photos