Experience the vibrant pastels and oil paintings of celebrated West Michigan artist Larry Blovits in the June exhibition the Reception Gallery of the Frauenthal Center 425 W. Western Avenue in Muskegon. “Something Old, Something New” exhibit is available June 5th through July 6th.
Larry Blovits has amassed a national reputation for excellence in painting oil and pastel portraits, landscapes, – and teaching. Receiving numerous awards and honors in national shows ever since 1962, Larry has also achieved signature status in many prestigious national art organizations around the country. New York City’s Pastel Society of America bestowed the honor of “Master Pastelist” on Larry in 1996.
With a BFA and an MFA at Wayne State University (Detroit) Blovits was an art professor for 26 years at Aquinas College. Teaching he says, “…sharpened both his artistic and teaching skills, and reinforced his aesthetic beliefs.”
As a frequent traveler around the country and abroad, Blovits says “I’m constantly on the alert for new subject matter, ideas, and visual stimulus that may contain resources for my future artworks. The paintings and drawings derived from my experiences reflect my personal views and journey through life”.
“We are so pleased to have an artist of Larry’s stature in this exhibition,” said Ricki Levine, Frauenthal Center Managing Director. “His use of color in both mediums is vibrant, exhilarating and transforms the Frauenthal’s reception gallery.”
Many of Larry Blovits’ painting are included in permanent collections including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan State Senate, McGhee’s Women’s Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA), Western Michigan University and The Muskegon Museum of Art.
Open through July 6, admission to the exhibition is free. Guests may tour the reception gallery on weekdays from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., with extended hours on show nights. Exhibits are open to the public (with the exception of during private events).
For more information about the Frauenthal Center and upcoming events, visit frauenthal.org or call 231.722.9750