May 15 – July 16
“I am an abstract artist and painter of memories and emotions. Being an artist requires a tolerance for uncertainty. Rarely can I predict the path a painting will take. Whether working with acrylic, plaster, or collage, my process always begins with an intuitive and inquisitive exploration of the materials. I accept the potential for chaos, trusting it is essential for the beauty that lies ahead. I arrange and rearrange, add and subtract, wreck, and refine. This process inevitably becomes an exploration of personal history, identity, and emotional states of being. Creating something new from the material of life is redemptive. I live and create with tenacious hope and persistent faith that beauty will come from the ashes and that all things can be made new. ” – Kristi Visser
Exhibits in the Dogwood Lobby Gallery are courtesy of the Newaygo County Council for the Arts – Artsplace.