Delbert Michel: Sixty Years of Making Art – Exhibit Open Until Mid October

Delbert Michel loves to create art…and when I say loves, I mean his studio is FILLED with original pieces.

A fraction of these pieces will be available for display in an exhibit in Traverse City at the Leelanau Studios at the Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus until October 20th.

The halls are filled with inspirational pieces illustrated with colors, many textures, and bold brush strokes. His artwork is a retrospective journey through the six decades of his life in art.

Influenced by travel, Delbert was an art professor at Hope College where he took his students on trips abroad to London, Paris, and Florence. He tells me that abstraction is very important to him. It allows the viewer to have their own ‘sense of discovery,’ because the art is constantly evolving, their introspection will be different from someone else viewing the art.

He would tell his son that the art is never finished, and not only does Delbert respond to the changes in his work, but the viewer does too – bringing their own experiences into it.

With this exhibit, the Michel’s are working with Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse, a shelter program that creates a sense of community with those in need and those who are willing to help. Part of the proceeds from Delbert’s exhibit will be going towards this program. His work is also featured at Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids, where you can also buy his artwork there.

You can visit his website HERE.

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