Box Factory for the Arts Announces Online Gallery Exhibits

BOX FACTORY FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES ONLINE GALLERY EXHIBITS

ST. JOSEPH, MI – The Series 1: 2020 Gallery Exhibitions, featuring the work of Greg Constantine, Douglas Jones and Pete LaRouech, will open online May 15, 2020, on the Box Factory for the Arts website.

Visitors are invited to go to the website at https://www.boxfactoryforthearts.organd click on the gallery link to view the artwork of these three talented local artists. Gallery information, biographical details and artist statements are all included with their exhibited work.

Greg Constantinetaught painting, drawing, and art history at Andrews University for forty-three years while conducting fifteen art history summer sessions for students in Europe. In 1986 he was the recipient of a Michigan Creative Artists Grant ($8000). In 1996 he was given the title of Artist-in-Residence and Research Professor of Art at Andrews. He retired in 2006 but continues to create art and exhibit his work.
His exhibit work includes 65 one-persons shows and 93 group exhibits. He has also published 11 books.

Douglas Jonesrecently retired from teaching writing and literature at Andrews University. He minored in art during his college years and, in retirement, has returned to painting. Jones, who lives in southwest Michigan, works mostly in acrylic and watercolor. His subject matter is varied—from stacks of bricks to landscapes and still life. In this exhibit, he focuses on chairs. His paintings have been included in galleries and competitions in the upper Midwest. His painting “Winter Glow” won a 2019 Elkhart County Arts Alliance purchase award.

Pete LaRouechis 73 years young and started painting just three years ago. He attended Western Michigan University where he received degrees in Educational Leadership. When he left teaching, he began experimenting with abstract painting. “I believe that color defines me as an artist.  Many of my paintings are made up color combinations that other artists might not select,” says LaRouech. “ Most viewers see images in my works that I did not see or plan for. As an artist this gives me pleasure and validation.”

Due to the COVID-19 guidelines, the Berrien Artist Guild at the Box Factory, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI is posting its gallery exhibits for the first time in its 25-year history. In addition to the website, the Box Factory is regularly posting timely information on its Facebook page.  Additional information regarding the exhibits can be obtained by contacting the Box Factory email at gallery@boxfactoryforthearts.org.




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