“Pure Michigan” Lansing Exhibition Installed And Extended

On October 20, 2017 we had the pleasure of meeting Amy Wellington, Exhibition Coordinator with Michigan ArtShare during the installation of Chris’s exhibit “KEEPING ART ALIVE!

Chris’s art is hanging in the lobby of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation “Pure Michigan” building located at 300 N. Washington Square in downtown Lansing just a few blocks from the State Capital, and steps away from the campus of Lansing Community College. Access to the MEDC lobby is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Exhibition extended through February 2018

Chris dedicated “KEEPING ART ALIVE!” to his Mom and Dad

Artist Statement

Thank you for visiting my ART exhibition! My name is Chris Blank, and I’m a self-taught artist from Jackson, Michigan. ART has always been a big part of my life going back to my childhood. Back then I really enjoyed just drawing, that was until my world expanded with the introduction of the “POP” artist Peter Max. Black markers and glow in the dark paint became my medium of choice… it became all about color from then on.

As with most artists I know, I too am compelled to create all the time, I believe it’s in my DNA to do so. Mixed media abstracts are my art form of choice. I love building up texture and dimension with cardboard, paper, and old scraps of cloth…. all while mixing them with acrylic paints, charcoal, pastels, and even #2 pencils. Painting, and adding these materials on a canvas until it comes to life. speaking and directing me where to go next. I’m often asked “how do you know when you’re done?” Really, I can’t say…I just feel it. There’s rarely a hidden meaning in my work, but am always excited to have others see what I haven’t… then it can’t be “unseen” ever again. The one hope that I have is, the viewer feels as if there’s another world hiding behind the layers, a sort of veiled relevance.

May you enjoy looking at my work as much as I enjoy creating it for you. Again, thank you for coming.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) “Pure Michigan” Building
300 N. Washington Square
Lansing, Michigan 48933

For more information about Michigan ArtShare please visit www.miartshare.com

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