MANITOWOC, Wis. — When Craig Grabhorn moved to Sheboygan a little over two years ago, he settled a few blocks from Lake Michigan. After observing the changes in the lake — depending on time of day, season and weather — he decided to begin his “50 over 50 Atmos” photography project.
For a year and a half, he has been taking a daily photo from the same location overlooking Lake Michigan to capture the changes. Photos from this study will be shown at the “Fresh Coast” exhibit running from Oct. 23 through Nov. 17 in the Du Charme Erdmann Gallery at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road.
The exhibit is open to the public between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Grabhorn will be giving an artist talk at noon on Nov. 8 in the Du Charme Erdmann Gallery. Both are free and open to the public.
In addition to his photos, Grabhorn plans to exhibit paintings inspired by the light and color changes from his photography series. “The paintings are broken down into the geometric tapestry-inspired style I’ve been playing with as of late,” he said in his artist’s statement. “The whole of the work is a reflection of the love for the space on the shores I have found, the wonder in the ever-changing waters of Lake Michigan.”
Grabhorn’s works are inspired by the modernist movement of the late 1920s and its tendencies for abstraction and inspiration in connection to nature. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Craig Grabhorn as an outside critic for a senior exhibit at Silver Lake College,” LaBonte said. “I’m really excited to see how he approaches the Du Charme Erdmann Gallery. He works with a variety of mediums, is a designer at heart, paints murals, is a printmaker and works sculpturally.”
A free artist reception for the Craig Gabhorn “Fresh Coast” photography and painting exhibit and the Lakeshore Artists Guild exhibit 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 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.