More than 60 abstract paintings, several large wooden sculptures exhibited in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT — Oliver Art Center’s latest exhibition is open.

The latest installation features the work of Traverse City painters Steve Cattin and Nick Walsh, as well as the woodcarving of Benzie County’s Stewart McFerran.

The exhibition features more than 60 works of art, including bright, graphic and abstract acrylic paintings and several large-scale wooden sculptures.

Steve Cattin said he was a Traverse City-based artist born and raised in Switzerland.

“My mom is from Michigan and my dad is from Switzerland,” he said. “From my early childhood in Switzerland, art and music had a huge influence on me. Surrounded by all kinds of art and my family members being artistic, I was always encouraged to be creative. Throughout Throughout my life I have tried to explore different ways of expressing myself in the art of drawing, painting, graphic design, and graffiti murals.”

McFerran worked in art all his life.


“I have been engaged in artistic operations all my life,” he said. “I built a potter’s wheel when I was in high school and took ceramics classes at Muskegon Community College. I learned silversmithing techniques from the man who owned a stone shop. nearby. In my high school printing class, I produced screen prints and I continue to do screen prints to this day.”

McFerran Also received the Art Award after graduating from North Muskegon High School.

“I studied photography, drawing and ceramics at Antioch College where I graduated with a degree in environmental studies,” he said.

Then he earned a certificate to teach art at Western Michigan University.

“Recently, I studied printmaking at Northwestern Michigan College with Glenn Wolf. I produced monotypes, drypoint etchings, and woodcuts,” McFerran said.

Traverse City-based artist Nick Walsh has worked with paint for several years.

Walsh also works as a graphic designer, photographer and videographer. Through painting, he encounters unique compositions that are discovered through his work in photography and creates new abstract forms with bold colors.

“First impressions count,” Walsh said. “I want my work to feel like it was punched in the gut the moment you first see it. My paintings often reference my photography of people, dance and music – and I try to capture the mood of my photos using vibrant colors.”

The exhibition runs until April 9. There is also an online virtual tour of this exhibit at oliverart.org The exhibit is sponsored by Betsie River Campground.

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