Carnegie Center update

August 11, 2009 by WLKM 

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.


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