The West Michigan 8!
top row from left: Chris Stoffel Overvoorde, Larry Blovits, Jack Brouwer, Jon McDonald.
bottom row from left: Collin Fry, Carl Forslund, Armand Merizon, Jim Markle
This picture was taken either in late 2007 or early 2008, judging by my dad, Armand Merizon's plaid shirt and suspenders! He is holding his ever present coffee mug, which took the place of holding a cigar in public situations, such as this. He passed away on April 2, 2010.
This show of "The 8" was meant as a memorial to my dad, agreed upon by the other amazing artists. They will all be present at the reception and will each have 3 to 5 paintings on exhibit and for sale.
The reception will be held Sunday, April 1, from 2 to 6pm at Merizon Studio, my present home and former home of my mom and dad.
Address is 9087 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Caledonia, MI, 49316. Call 616 485-5752 with any questions.