The Glen Vista Gallery is a 1,300 square foot gallery space which acts as a space for artists to exhibit nature-related artwork. NOTE: While the gallery is typically open to the public, there are certain times when a class or other organization will use the space or have it reserved for a special event. Please call ahead at 269-381-1574 ext. 0 to verify gallery hours.
Current Artist in the Glen Vista:
Tamara Hirzel, Overgrowth and Understory
Exhibition runs through April 27
"My childhood in southwest Michigan was full of scales, feathers and fur," says Tamara. "Raised on forty acres by back-to-the-land parents, I spent hours exploring the woods and fields around my home. Nature is still my inspiration, connecting me to the rhythms that have measured out life for generations. I wish to express the extraordinary in the ordinary and capture the suspended moment when life is sensed directly."
"I am a printmaker working primarily in the relief methods of woodblock and linocut. This involves: carving the wood or linoleum block with gouges to create a printing plate, applying a thin layer of ink to the block with a roller or brayer, transferring ink to paper using the pressure of a hand operated printing press, printing layer upon layer of transparent and opaque inks using one or several printing plates to result in a multiple color image. From start to finish a print can be a process, a puzzle and a passion!"