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North of the 45th Reception at the DeVos Art Museum

July 30, 6 - 8 pm


7 pm - Talk with Juror Ron Platt

DATE: July 30, 6 - 8 pm


14th Annual Exhibition Join us Friday, July 30 at 6 pm for a reception and talk at 7 pm by this year’s juror, Curator Ron Platt.

North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. This line, known as the halfway point between the equator and the north pole, is often associated with being “up north.” The exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of artists living in this upper Midwest region from both rural and urban areas.

Artists include Deborah Abramson, Tamama Dance Company, Jaron Childs, Linda King Ferguson, Andy Gregg, Dorothy Anderson Grow, Lindsy Halleckson, Rachel Hausmann Schall, Nicole Havekost, Lindsey Heiden, Susan Hensel, Matt Hirvonen, Carol Irving, James Klueg, Ashley Kolka-Lee, Dodie Logue, Daniel Martin, Joshua Masserang, Kim Matthews, Stephanie Mosteller, Ben Pawlowski, Jeanne Houle Peters, Carol Phillips, Linda Powers, Russell Prather, Chris Rackley, Paul Rose, Grant Ryan, Steve Schmeck, Jason Schneider, Corrie Steckelberg, Cameron Wilcox, Matthew Winkler, Kaelyn Wright, and Cameron Zebrun.

Ron Platt is Chief Curator at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, where he plans and organizes the Museum’s program of changing exhibitions and leads the presentation and growth of GRAM’s permanent collection.