ARMAND MERIZON: HIS LIFE AND ART OPENS SEPTEMBER 20
Armand Merizon: His Life and Art will open at the Muskegon Museum of Art on September 20. The exhibition highlights the career of the late Grand Rapids artist, in conjunction with the recent release of a biography by the same name, written by his long-time friend and collector Muriel Zandstra. The public is invited to an opening reception and book signing with the author on Thursday, September 20 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The book is available for purchase at the MMA Museum Store.
The late Armand Merizon was a lifelong Grand Rapids painter remembered for his detailed landscapes and brilliantly colored abstractions. He was a founding member of the Grand Valley Artists organization and influenced generations of West Michigan artists as an active and supportive presence in the region’s art community.
This exhibition shows works by the artist through every stage of his long career.
Over twenty paintings from West Michigan collections show the progression of Armand Merizon’s art, from early landscapes to the intuitive and masterful works of later years as he persevered through the loss of his sight due to macular degeneration. Armand Merizon: His Life and Art will run through through January 6, 2019 at the Muskegon Museum of Art. The exhibition will travel to the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan after it closes at the MMA.
The Muskegon Museum of Art organized the exhibition, continuing the museum’s legacy of showcasing and supporting Michigan artists.
The Paintings of Armand Merizon: A Closer Look Presented by the MMA Friends of Art on Wednesday, October 17, 10:30 am
Armand Documentary Film Screening followed by Q&A with Muriel Zandstra on Thursday, October 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Blue Lake Public Radio is the Michigan Artists Series Media Sponsor.