Best of Show - Annual Tri County Exhibition: Our Rivers Our Lakes @ Grosse Pointe Art Center, GP, MI
| 08 August, 2011 09:35
It is July and it is hot here in Michigan!
On July 22nd the annual tri county exhibition (including our canadian friends and artists in Ontario) Our Rivers-Our Lakes @ the Grosse Pointe Art Center opened.
It is the biggest and the most well known exhibition on the annual schedule of the GPAC.
Together with environmental groups the exhibition highlights our proximity to the Great Lakes and creates awareness regarding the beauty and uniqueness of the surrounding nature and naturally interconnected body of freshwater.
"The Great Lakes are a collection of freshwater lakes located in northeastern North America, on the Canada – United States border. Consisting of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, they form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total surface, coming in second by volume behind Baikal in Russia. The total surface is 208,610 km2 (80,545 sq mi), and the total volume is 22,560 km3 (5,412 cu mi) The lakes are sometimes referred to as the North Coast or "Third Coast" by some citizens of the United States. The Great Lakes hold 21% of the world's surface fresh water." (wikipedia)
I strolled into the exhibition knowing, that one painting of mine got accepted into the show. But I did not know, that I won Best of Show, with my painting Up North.
I was very excited, surprised and of course very pleased.
If you happen to be in the area, please visit this wonderful eclectic exhibition. (July22- August 27)