It is an honor and a privilege to again be a part of another Isabelle Phoenix Gallery show this fall at the local art gallery in downtown Ionia, Michigan, where I have resided for the last 15 years of my vibrantly amusing life.
The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, September 15th at 6:30pm at the Isabelle, 342 W. Main Street. This art exhibition will feature art, writing, sculpture, and poetry that interprets a theme of privilege, trauma, and stigma in the community.
Two of my previously unpublished works will be included in the show exploring themes of childhood immigration and poverty as they occur in America.
As one of many local artists in the area, I am grateful to Vivian Nan Grady who created the Isabelle and has shared her own amazing artwork as inspiration to us all.
The show will run for several weeks and it is absolutely worth it to check out the growth occuring in this small farm town in Michigan.
If you travel to the area this summer or fall to take in the show, I recommend making a day of it and visiting these other deserving local businesses: Steele Street Brewing for craft beers, Sozo Coffee Roasting for fair trade coffee, the Jewel Box of Ionia for handmade home decor-Michigan gifts-unique vintage items, and the Lamplight Grill to pick up the burger of the week with endless fries. Ionia is also home to an independently programmed small radio station, WION, found on 1430AM and 92.7FM.
Why haven’t you visited yet? If you live in Michigan or can freely travel, you need to see the fall show at the Isabelle.
For updates, please see the Isabelle Phoenix Gallery FB page: https://www.facebook.com/IsabellePhoenixGallery