Gallery Tour at the Box Factory for the Arts - with hosts David Baker and Nikki Gauthier

Gallery Tour at the Box Factory for the Arts - with hosts David Baker and Nikki Gauthier


The Box Factory for the Arts is happy to showcase artists David Baker, Doug & Cindy La Ferle and Gray Lyons for our fifth exhibition of the year, running through September 22nd. Please join our Programs and Events Coordinator Nikki Gauthierand artist David Bakerfor a special Gallery Tour on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30 pm. Even if you've already visited the exhibits, there is so much more to see and experience by taking them in again!


David will be your guide through his exhibit, "Broken," in the Williams Gallery. “Broken” is a series of 37 oil paintings and charcoal drawings by David Baker. In describing these works, David says, "I searched out trees that were broken, split by the wind or other accident. Fallen trees, dead trees, diseased trees; all seem to possess much more character than the perfect trunks. The variety of the damaged forms also offered more expressive possibilities. Their very wounds have a kind of beauty and tell their history."


Nikki will accompany you through "Curiouser and Curiouser" by Doug and Cindy La Ferle in our Whitlow Gallery. The name of Doug and Cindy’s show, “Curiouser and Curiouser,” was inspired by a quote from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. As longtime collectors of ephemera, found objects, and other curiosities, Doug and Cindy enjoy finding unusual ways to incorporate these treasures into their artwork. Whether making kinetic sculptures, altered books, or mixed-media assemblages, Doug and Cindy like to think of their work as creative recycling. Several of the pieces in this exhibit are interactive, with sounds, lights and movement.


We will also take a visit to our Riverwalk Gallery to Gray Lyons's exhibit "Undertow." Gray is a photographer and installation artist whose work addresses themes of memory, history, sexuality and self. Gray says, "My images are large-scale cyanotypes. They are life-sized images of my body, created by using my body as a photographic negative, directly on the paper. Cyanotypes are created by hand-coating a surface (in this case, paper) with a light-sensitive solution, then exposing the coated surface to the sun. The body resting on the coated surface blocks the light, which creates a photographic impression."


This Gallery Tour is FREE and open to the public. Donations to the Box Factory for the Artsare always appreciated. Nikki will open up our Art Market at the Box as well during the evening. David has produced a limited edition, hand-bound artist’s book of his drawings, which is available in the Art Market, along with many other items from our Studio Artists and Members. Become a Berrien Artist Guild Member or renew your membership that evening. We will have beverages available by donation.


The Box Factory for the Artsis located at1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085.


For more information, contact the Box Factory for the Arts at 269.983.3688 or visit





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