Events





We are pleased to announce that Armand Merizon, His Life and Art by Muriel Zandstra is now available for purchase! For more information go to www.merizonbook.strikingly.com












Nanoks' Whimsies

March 2016, we are featuring an online exhibit of paintings by Nancy Tuuk Davis, a Grand 

Rapids MI resident and native. We have had a show here at the studio a few years ago and 

now we would like to share with you some of Nancy's latest paintings. More of her work can 

be viewed at nanok'swhimsies.blogspot.com/



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Nanok's Whimsies are painted in oil on canvas or board. They are born of imagination, 

memories, dreams and creative impulses. Any combination of these channels will initiate a 

'whimsey' which takes days or only a few hours to paint. In its final state, a whimsy will be 

any size, but certainly colorful, deserving and happy! It is signed Nanok, the artist's 'nom 

d'artiste' a Kurdish nickname for little piece of bread. 

Nanok's paintings are for sale. Please email Chantal, chantal@merizonstudio.com or call at 

616-485-5752 for more information.







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We are very sorry to announce that the Saturday, November 14th opening of "Beauty of the 

Beasts, photos by Michele Merizon" has been postponed until a later date.








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The Wonderful World
 of Cheryl Blodgett




BeautyMark, acrylic, 24" x 30" by Cheryl Blodgett

Opening reception for Lowell, MI artist Cheryl Blodgett on Saturday, June 20, from 4pm to 8pm. at Merizon Studio.

 


Cheryl Blodgett recieved her BFA from MSU and taught Middle School Art in Portland, Oregon where she recognized her desire to work one on one with kids.
After earning her MA from CMU, she spent 29 years as a Lowell Middle School Guidance Counselor and simultaneously, 18 years as Eighth Grade Drama Teacher. Artistically she found time to paint portraits for family and design sets and programs for 4 plays per year.

Cheryl began training in Art Restoration from which she has developed her business, CJB Art Restoration, 2003 to present.

Upon retirement from education in 2004, Cheryl found time to draw and discovered the delight in creating detail with color pencils and micron pens. Later she began experimenting with watercolor, acrylics and acrylic inks, and thrilled to the images of faces and bodies that emerged from the abstract.







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"Light Impressions"

Kathleen Kalinowski & Connie Kuhnle



Saturday, May 16, 2015

4pm to 8pm

Come, view their latest paintings and meet the artist's while enjoying a glass of wine and an 
hors d'oeuvre!  
Take a walk around the farm and enjoy the country spring air! We look forward to seeing you!

The exhibit for Kathleen and Connie runs through June 6th. Hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 6pm or by appointment.

Call Chantal @616-485-5752 for more details!                                        









Red Barns in May, detail/oil Kathleen Kalinowski                          Unexpected View, detail/oil Connie Kuhn         




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Holly Sturges

Oil Paintings

Beach Paths & Back Roads

Reception: May 3, 2014 from 4 to 7pm

Show, May 3rd thru May 17th

Open Wednesdays and Fridays or by appointment




Glen Haven Overlook #8 36" x 36" oil on stretched canvas












prep for the show





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Armand Merizon



Original paintings by Armand Merizon on exhibit at Merizon Studio

January 2014 through April 2014

Hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 to 6 or by appointment









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There is currently a small collection of paintings by Armand Merizon and Chris Stoffel-Overvoorde

on exhibit at the Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired in Grand Rapids, MI

The address is below. Call 616-485-1187 for more information! Thank you!










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Branching Off, the recent paintings by CHARLES A. LARUE


2013, oil on hard board, 20" x 16"




Merizon Studio presents “Branching Off,” an exhibit of recent paintings by local artist, Charles LaRue. LaRue graduated in 1982 with a degree in Illustration and Design from Kendall School of Design. His work has been exhibited in various Grand Rapids galleries, including MercuryHead, Mattie & Flynn,  Hefner Galleries Ltd, Bergsma Gallery and Pepper Moon.

LaRue has participated in numerous competitions and exhibitions where he has won awards both locally and nationally. His work can also be found in many private, corporate, and public collections in West Michigan and beyond.

“I am delighted to have this exhibit at Merizon Studio, where the modern master artist, Armand Merizon, lived and created so many of his mind-bending powerful works. I am also excited to be presenting a body of work that is very focused in scope. This showcase of my recent work reveals a thematic unity.”

Merizon Studio began as a picture framing studio located in the former studio of the late renowned artist, Armand Merizon, and has evolved to include a gallery space in the artist’s farmhouse home. Merizon Studio has had the pleasure of hosting many local artists over the past two years and looks forward to continuing this effort for years to come.

A reception for Charles LaRue’s “Branching Off” exhibit will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 4 to 9 pm. The show will run through November 17, 2013.

Merizon Studio is located at 9087 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Caledonia, MI, 49316.
For further information, please contact Chantal Merizon Van Heest at Chantal@merizonstudio.com or 616-485-5752.



Details of three different paintings by Charles A. LaRue



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DEBRA SPORTEL, IN TRANSITION




A few photos from the "In Transition" Show. You can come out and see and or purchase these cool works through Sunday, September 15th. Unframed prints available too. Hours are Wednesdays, 10 to 6pm or by appointment, at 616-485-5752.


























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  WAYNEDROP MIRROR DESIGN

 

 

Join us at Merizon Studio for a reception showcasing Wayne's latest collection of mirrors!

Saturday, December 8th from 5 to 9pm.



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Saturday, October 6th, 2012

"Three Friends, Three Mediums, Three Perspectives, One Exhibit"

Opening for artists, Sue Lockwood, Sherry Marshall and Vicki Beyer at Merizon Studio from 3 to 8pm.




oil by Vicki Beyer

 

Oil pastel by Sue Lockwood




Pastel by Sherry Marshall

 

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"20 Impressions" 

Opening exhibit for 20 plein air artists who attended the "paint out" here at Merizon Studio in June. The artists will be exhibiting the piece they did of Merizon Hill as well as an additional painting of their choice. Carl Forslund will be the judge for "Best in Show".

Opening will be Saturday, September 15th from 3 to 7pm.

 



Artists include:



Wanda Akins

Elizabeth Dean

Eleanor Dominek

Collin Fry

Howard Garet

Jim Johnson

Richard Jordan

Kathleen Kalinowski

Connie Kuhnle

Diann Lemmen

Juanita Lockwood

Jim Markle

Denise Mazur

Jan Mc Kinnon

Bonnie Osborne

Mike Pendola

Charles La Rue

Barbara Schilling

Holly Sturges

Bart Woloson



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For the summer months, Merizon Studio will be displaying works by Armand Merizon, Charles LaRue and Wayne Van Heest.




Farm Country, by Armand Merizon 975.00





Watching From The Field, Charles LaRue, alkyd on panel 475.00



StarNite by Wayne Van Heest 14"x 35" 300.00




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The Plein Aire Artists of West Michigan will be enjoying a day of creativity out here on the grounds of Merizon Studio and then will display their works at a reception in early September.







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  Bloom! An Explosion of Florals by artist, Jennifer Greenfield
          
Join us for a wine and cheese reception to be held at Merizon 
 Studio, Saturday, May 12, 2012, from 3 to 8pm. Jennifer will be exhibiting her most recent, floral oil paintings along with her beautiful, timeless, hand made jewelry. for more information, please contact     








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                                                   THE WEST MICHIGAN 8





The West Michigan Eight is comprised of local artists: Larry Blovits, Jack Brouwer, Carl Forslund, Collin Fry, Jim Markle, Jon McDonald, the late Armand Merizon, and Chris Stoffel Overvoorde.  In 2006, the Muskegon museum of Art displayed over 40 works of these artists, and dubbed them the West Michigan Eight. The name is a play on the Group of Seven, or Algonquin School, who consisted of seven artists who dedicated themselves to a new form of landscape art in the 1920's and 30's. They were very influential and gained widespread renown.




Byron Center, by Chris Stoffel Overvoorde









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10/15/2011 "Just off the Easel" artists  Kathleen Putnam and Barbara Schilling

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9/16/2011  "Nanok's Whimsies, artist Nancy Davis

 


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5/2011 "Recent Paintings, by artist, Charles LaRue