A new exhibit of artwork created by area high school students will be at Michigan Legacy Art Park for the month of May. The public is invited to an opening reception at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.
The exhibit features sculptural work contributed by four schools: Frankfort High School, Interlochen Arts Academy, The Leelanau School, and Brethren High School. Included in the exhibit is the artwork Brethren students created during an in-school Art Park program with local artist Dewey Blocksma.
Art Park board member Wes Blizzard, who is also involved in the Frankfort High School art department, enjoyed helping three Frankfort seniors develop their projects. “It really meant a lot to them to be invited to participate,” he said. “These students are so enthused to showcase their works at a highly regarded public space like the Art Park.”
Also on display in the park is a collaborative piece led by visiting artist Chris Olszewski. Many area high school students participated in creating the work while on field trips to the Art Park this spring.
The student exhibit will remain on display through the month of May. It will be replaced with an exhibit featuring Detroit sculptor Robert Sestok.
About Michigan Legacy Art Park: Michigan Legacy Art Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located on a 30-acre preserve leased by Crystal Mountain for $1 per year. Michigan Legacy Art Park features 50 outdoor sculptures that celebrate Michigan’s culture and history along nearly two miles of wooded hiking trails.