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Grand Rapids painter Holly Sturges offers a peek into her “Market Basket,” an exhibition of still lifes inspired by the groceries she purchases for her dinners, opening Aug. 16 at Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. The exhibition opens with a 6 p.m. reception.
In addition to oil paintings of the fresh fruits and vegetables stocking the artist’s pantry, Sturges will also exhibit plein air paintings inspired by the Sleeping Bear Dunes. The Dunes’ terrain and the beauty of its ecology have been the artist’s focus since her 2009 artist residency with the Glen Arbor Art Association.
Sturges will conduct a painting demonstration Aug. 18, 1 p.m. at Center Gallery. She’ll create a still life setting in the spirit of her “Market Basket” paintings, and talk about how she turns familiar foods into art. There is no charge.
“Market Basket” continues through Aug. 22. For more information call Lake Street Studios, 231/334-3179.