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Hometown Artist Seth Pitt Gallery Show Postponed; Reception Scheduled at Tibbits

Conceptual cartoonist Seth Pitt’s solo art exhibition in the Tibbits Art Gallery will now hang until July 11 concluding with an artist reception.

Originally from Union City, Michigan, Pitt currently lives and works out of Thomas, West Virginia. There, he keeps a studio and gallery named “Creature” where he spends a lot of his time creating things and overflowing his studio.

Pitt describes his illustration work as ‘conceptual cartoon.’ He says, “I like to walk the line between a simple children’s story and worthwhile book of poetry. The majority of the most meaningful revelations that I’ve come to in my life are, at once, deeply profound, oddly silly, and simple. This is the type of art I’ve always been drawn to, and I feel really lucky that I now get to spend my time creating it.”

Pitt’s solo exhibition will hang in the Tibbits Opera House Art Gallery and will culminate with an artist reception on July 11 from 5-7pm during the Downtown ArtWalk.

Once the stay-at-home order is lifted, the gallery will be open during all events and by appointment Monday through Friday. Call (517) 278-6029 to schedule a viewing. There is no admission charge. Original pieces displayed in the gallery show are for sale, but smaller prints are available in the gift shop as well.

The gallery is managed by Arts Alive, an arts organization under the umbrella of the Tibbits Opera Foundation, which also organizes the Downtown ArtWalk and other arts-related community events in Coldwater, MI. For dates and details of additional exhibits, or to become involved in Arts Alive, email artsalivecw@gmail.com or visit the Arts Alive facebook page at www.facebook.com/Arts-Alive-Coldwater.

Cutline: Originally from Union City, Michigan, conceptual cartoonist Seth Pitt stands by a collection of his artwork, which is currently displayed as a solo exhibition in the Tibbits Art Gallery. The solo exhibition will culminate with an artist reception on July 11 from 5-7pm.