Join us for a conversation with Eliza Fernand, local artist whose work has involved all of our GRPS 4th graders in her newest work at the grounds of the Grand Rapids Public Museum during Project 1: Crossed Lines, a temporary public art exhibition brought to you by ArtPrize. That work is called “Flexible Fence,” and is a six foot tall wooden fence, created in two intersecting circles 14 feet across.
We sit down with local abstract painter Nora Faber Overvoorde, who works in a less-common base for paintings than most: clayboard. Nora walks us through the process of working with clayboard, and why she uses this particular material, as well as telling us all the steps from acrylic to oil paints to leaves to sand to anything she can find that draws her interest.
After running into Shelby Kregel selling her prints at the Fulton Street Farmers Market, we sat down for a conversation with her at Light Gallery + Studio. To learn more about her life as an artist—including her life on the road in The Green Bus, a smaller school bus converted into a traveling tiny home that she, her husband, and their toddler Daisy traveled in throughout the U.S. and Canada—while Shelby sold her artwork along the way.