First Friday Art Hop and 6th Annual GHHS Student Art Show at C2C Gallery

On Friday, May 5th, C2C Gallery is hosting the 6th Annual Grand Haven High School Student Art Show as part of the First Friday Art Hop event in downtown Grand Haven. In addition to the show at C2C, there are several other downtown businesses that will be showing two-dimensional work.

The gallery is excited to have live music by Gabrial James Lundy at this First Friday event. Performing under the moniker Gabrial James, he is a singer/songwriter from Grand Rapids and currently resides in Fruitport, Michigan. He has been playing the guitar since the age of 14 and singing since the age of 8. His style consists of smooth, percussive guitar rhythms with an unforgettable vocal range. His live shows consist of original material as well as an impressive variety of cover songs spanning several genres and decades.

C2C Gallery is celebrating six years of student recognition and partnership with Grand Haven High School art teachers and students. This is an opportunity to support young artists and enjoy wonderful student art work. Art lovers, families, and participating students are invited to attend the event recognizing their creative talents.

“These students have created some outstanding art works, especially when considering their level of experience in the ceramic and jewelry making mediums. They are talented, creative and hardworking,” said Sheri Greene, GHHS ceramics instructor. Sheri Greene and Cyndi Casemier, owner of C2C Gallery, are the jurors for the ceramic and two-dimensional work. “I am amazed each year with the creative ideas that the students show in their work,” said Cyndi Casemier, a ceramic artist herself. “Grand Haven families are very fortunate to have these classes available to their children.”

In 2014, jewelry was added to the exhibit. Irene Sipes, GHHS jewelry instructor, teaches bead wrapping with wire, small loom beadwork, and metalwork. Julie Sanford of Sanford Designs and Stacy Broas, of The Creative Fringe, are the jurors. The work will be displayed alongside professional work and you will enjoy the creativity and imagination of the students.

Since opening in 2011, C2C has hosted free local music and artist receptions during their First Friday events. The gallery prominently features more than 35 acclaimed artisans in ceramics, photography, paintings, hand blown glass, hand fabricated silver jewelry, hand painted scarves, wood sculpture, and textiles.