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Preserved! LaFontsee Galleries Opening (Grand Rapids)

For the past eight months, 16 artists with ties to West Michigan have been visiting natural areas protected by the Land Conservancy. Using diverse approaches, these painters, photographers, ceramicists and fiber artists have crafted pieces capturing the vibrant natural surroundings found in the protected lands....

Ottawa Sands Dedication

In July, the Land Conservancy of West Michigan was able to pay off the outstanding mortgage and transfer its portion of Ottawa Sands to Ottawa County Parks, completing the park system’s acquisition of the scenic property. Generous support from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund,...

Preserved! Frauenthal Center Gallery Opening (Muskegon)

For the past eight months, 16 artists with ties to West Michigan have been visiting natural areas protected by the Land Conservancy. Using diverse approaches, these painters, photographers, ceramicists and fiber artists have crafted pieces capturing the vibrant natural surroundings found in the protected lands....

Teresa O’Brien finds healing in nature

Teresa O’Brien grew up immersed in art and aesthetic. Her childhood home in St. Louis, Missouri, was filled with paintings done by her grandfather, an architect by profession and a watercolorist by passion.  “Creativity was part of what I lived and breathed,” O’Brien said. [caption id="attachment_15852" align="alignright"...

Of Exploration and Observation

The following post is from Preserved! artist Thomas Hegewald. Learn more about the Preserved! program and purchase tickets to the gallery openings this fall here.  By Thomas Hegewald I had a plan this summer. Since becoming acquainted with The Highlands last summer, and thus the Land Conservancy...

Kathleen Kalinowski hones her craft

  PRESERVED! Artist Interview Series For painter Kathleen Kalinowski, creating “en plein air” came naturally. She’s been doing it since she was a young girl—before she even knew she was participating in a movement. “I’ve been working outside for many, many years,” Kalinowski said. [caption id="attachment_15733" align="alignright" width="477"] Kathleen...

Stewardship Workday at Flower Creek Dunes (Second Saturday)

Join us at Flower Creek Dunes Nature Preserve to remove invasive shrubs and spend some time in a scenic lakeshore locale.  About Second Saturday Events The Land Conservancy’s 16 nature preserves contain an incredible diversity of natural features including prairies, forests, and wetlands that are great places...

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