Monday, May 7, 2012

So much happening at the PAC

Upcoming Events at the PAC Gallery in Downtown Bellaire
202 N. Bridge St. Bellaire, MI 49615
Grand Opening Artist Reception:
May 31st 6-9pm

The Parkside Arts Council is pleased to announce an Artist Reception at the newly renovated Parkside Members’ Gallery on May 31st from 6 -9 pm. The centerpiece of the celebration is a retrospective showcase of works produced through the illustrious and varied career of Charles Culver. Light refreshments will be available to the public at the opening reception.

Culver was an influential Detroit area painter, illustrator and cartoonist (1908-1967) with strong Bellaire ties who produced notable work during his life in Antrim County. He worked independently, largely in watercolor, while in Antrim County, and worked commercially while in southeast Michigan. Several of his works will be available for sale.

The recently updated Parkside Members’ Gallery features the art work of over 20 artists and craftspeople from Antrim County and surrounding area who work in a variety of mediums. It is located in the Community Hall building at 202 N. Bridge Street in Bellaire. The Parkside Arts Council strives to provide educational and cultural opportunities for children and adults throughout Antrim County.

For further information on this event, please contact:
Parkside Members’ Gallery
Mary Ellen Murphy, Board President

Docents needed:
We are currently gearing up for a busy summer season, and we are seeking Docents to volunteer to staff the gallery and help with various events! Anyone who may be interested or if you have any questions-please give our President Mary Ellen Murphy a call at: 231-357-1543

Calling all Artists and Instructors
With the busy summer season coming up, this would be a perfect opportunity to get your artwork in the gallery!!  We are also seeking instructors for our Summer and Fall workshops.  Any questions, or if you are interested please email us
Plein-Air Outings starting June 10th:
Join our member artists Peter Balestrieri and Gary Juliano the 2nd Sunday of each month starting June 10th. Artists will have an opportunity to travel to various local settings and paint on location! After the sessions are completed in September, Parkside will have an artist reception to showcase the plein air works! This is a FREE event. Each artist is responsible for their own materials and transportation. Registration is required. To register or for further information please email us at
Dates: 6/10/12, 7/8/12, 8/12/12 and 9/9/12

Kid’s Art Camp~Drop in Classes every Saturday in July!!  Only $10.00
Get the Kid’s creative juices flowing with our Saturday Art Camp~ 10-11:30 am
Starting July 7, 2012 and continuing each Saturday until August 11th.  Various art techniques and projects will be featured each week!  If you would like more info or would like to register please email us at or

Grass River and Parkside Arts presents:  Art on Thursdays~

Nature Print Tee Shirts with Parkside Arts Council
Thursday June 28, 2012 - 10:00 am Families $5.00 per person
Dress up a one of your plain tee shirts with beautiful prints straight from nature. A Parkside artist will show you how. Bring your own tee shirt, we'll supply the natural materials and paint.

Found Art with Parkside Arts Council
Thursday July 26, 2012 - 10:00 am Families $5.00 per person
Discover art in our back yard. Join a Parkside artist for a scavenger hunt to find fallen natural objects that you'll use to create a cooperative work of art for display at the Grass River Center.

Art Rocks! with Parkside Arts Council
Thursday August 23, 2012 - 10:00 am Families $5.00 per person
You don't have to travel to Lake Superior to see beautiful painted rocks. At least not if you attend this class. With the help of a Parkside artist you'll create your own stone masterpiece for your garden, mantel or desk.

To register for any of the Grass River Art Classes please visit
Parkside Arts Member Studio Tour: July 15th 10-4
Visit our Member artists in their own studios, see where the creativity begins!! Great opportunity to meet the artists and see what makes them tick, while enjoying the beautiful scenery around our area! Tickets and more information will be coming soon.