TRAG Sponsoring Reception

June 9, 2011 by WLKM · Comments Off 

The Three Rivers Artists Guild is sponsoring an opening reception for a show of new watercolor paintings by friends and students of Joan Hector.

The event will run 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Love Your Mother, in downtown Three Rivers. Guild members will be participating in the show.

Hector is a Three Rivers-area artist who also offers watercolor classes at the Carnegie Center for the Arts.

Carnegie Center announces winner

March 1, 2010 by WLKM · Comments Off 

The Carnegie Center for the Arts is proud to announce that the popular People’s Choice Award contest resulted in a tie this year between Karen Kipp, with a pastel titled Kingfisher Spirit, and Izzy (Gayle Harvey-Heckman), with a photo hand touched with watercolors titled For Betty With Eternal Love & Gratitude, As Ever Yours, Izzy.

Visitors to the Carnegie viewing the Regional Juried Arts Competition were encouraged to vote for their personal favorite piece.

The award for People’s Choice carries a $300 prize. This year the winners will split the award.

The Carnegie Center for the Arts thanks all of the artists who entered the 2010 competition, congratulates the winners and also wishes to thank those visitors who took the time to vote for your favorite.

Carnegie Center update

August 11, 2009 by WLKM · Comments Off 

Three outstanding exhibits will open at the Carnegie on Sunday, August 23rd:

  • the American Eagle, evolution of a national symbol
  • Windsong Artists, who have created their own new artwork from a reference photograph
  • and This Land isYour Land, an invitational of work done by Friends of the Carnegie.

The pieces presented in the American Eagle exhibit were selected from over 300 uses of the eagle from the prestigious collections of Paul DeHaan, Robert E. French, Richard Listenberger, and Paul Millikan. The American bald eagle was adopted as the national symbol in 1782. The eagle has come to represent strength, unity, solidarity, dependability, and courage – an American icon.

The Windsong Artists, Nancy Arndt, Susan Heath, Helen Kleczynski, Dave Middleton, and Jean Schmiege, selected one photograph from each member of the group and used that photograph as a reference point for their own new painting or drawing. The Shared Inspirations exhibit features people, animals, an architectural feature, and two landscapes in varied mediums.

Many of the people who make up the Friends of the Carnegie have a tremendous amount of talent. They may not have enough work to sponsor a one person show, but added to other Friends, they can put on an interesting and diverse exhibit. In keeping with the other exhibits in this show, the

invitation called for Friends to enter work with topics that could fall under the heading of This Land is Your Land.

The “First Call for Fall” show opens on Sunday, August 23, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m.  The last day will be Sunday, October 18th at 5 p.m.

For more information, please call the Carnegie Center for the Arts, (269) 273-8882 or send e-mail to

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 TO 5 and Saturday, 10 to 3.

The Carnegie is located at 107 N. Main St., Three Rivers, MI 49093.

 These exhibits are open and free to the public.

Snows to Chair Carnegie Effort

June 15, 2009 by WLKM · Comments Off 

The Carnegie Center for the Arts reports that Taylor and Mary Snow have graciously agreed to act as co-chairs for the 2009 Friends of the Carnegie campaign.

The drive will kick off on Friday, June 26th, with a 5:01 party at the Carnegie, catered by A Place in Time. Music will be provided by Matt Chambers and Michael Northrop.

Taylor and Mary Snow have been active leaders in the City of Three Rivers since their return to the community in 1985. As an acknowledgement of their unselfish service in many aspects of the community, they were named Citizens of the Year in 2008.

 There was little hesitation on the part of the Snows when asked to chair the 2009 campaign. Beyond the fact that they are always ready to pitch in, the Snows believe that “the Carnegie is a real jewel! It affects the lives of thousands of students each year, serious artists seeking a venue to display their work, and many, many people who come to see the exhibits. It is unusual for a small town to have such a wonderful place and we need to do whatever it takes to support the Carnegie to the fullest.” Mr. Snow went on to say, “Three Rivers can boast of both the Carnegie and the Riviera, both of which have the ability to bring a variety of cultural, musical, and artistic events to this community that few other areas our size can offer.”

Carnegie Center plans new exhibit

April 21, 2009 by WLKM · Comments Off 

The Three Rivers Community Schools and the Carnegie Center for the Arts are joining forces for “A Celebration of the Visual Arts,” the annual showcase of the talents of pre-K through 12th grade students in Three Rivers.

                An opening awards reception is scheduled for Sunday (April 26th) from 2 to 4 p.m. with the high school awards presentation at 3 p.m.

                The exhibit will remain open until May 28th.

                The Carnegie Center – located at 107 North Main Street in downtown Three Rivers – is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.