Earth, Nature, and the Common Thread brings together three distinct exhibitions by three groups of artists in one gallery space. Each group of artists has found a commonality through medium or approach, and their shared artistic exploration helps to inform and advance their work. The 3 exhibitions are titled: Earth, Water, and Fire: Ceramic Artwork by the West Michigan Potters Guild, Shore to Shore Michigan: Great Lakes Plein air Painters Association, and Textile Imaginings by Mary Bajcz, Katie McGrath, and Kathryn Schmidt. The artwork will be on display at the LowellArts Gallery, 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331 from January 6 to February 17, 2024. Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Friday 10:00am-6:00pm and Saturday 12:00-5:00pm. An artist reception is scheduled for Sunday, January 14, 2:00-4:00pm. More details about Earth, Nature, and the Common Thread and links to the individual exhibit pages can be found at: Earth, Water, and Fire: Ceramic Artwork by the West Michigan Potters Guild  Neven Allan, Joy Belanger, Jerry Berta, Judy Bregman, Mary Doezema, Yashowanto N. Ghosh, Madeline Kaczmarczyk, Jane Kropewnicki, Janet Krueger, Mary Kuilema, Kimberlee Matheny, Jerri Puerner, Tonya Rund, Sue Sawyer, Eric Strader, Glenna Tegner, Chris Trabka, Michael VerMerris, Jeri Walsh-Allis Earth, Water, and Fire features ceramic artwork by members of the West Michigan Potters Guild. The exhibit highlights the many talents of guild members from tiled wall hangings to alternative firing techniques such as raku, pit firing and wood firing, to sculptural and functional artworks. More details about Earth, Water, and Fire: Shore to Shore Michigan: Great Lakes Plein Air Painters Association | Awards will be juried by guest juror Eric Michaels Shore to Shore Michigan is an exhibition coordinated by the Great Lakes Plein air Painters Association (GLPAPA). GLPAPA members and non-members over 18 were invited to submit two paintings, completed en Plein air in Michigan in the past two years. More details about Shore to Shore Michigan: Textile Imaginings | Mary Bajcz, Katie McGrath, and Kathryn Schmidt We are abstract artists who use textiles as our medium. Our love of color is enhanced by the textures we achieve using cloth and stitch. We incorporate the traditions of quilting, often with very graphic designs, while enhancing our work with innovative and experimental technique choices. Our passions, causes and visual reactions are reflected in the selections we make from the abundance of fiber options. We are inspired by the smallest details as well as the grandest panoramas of the world around us. There are no limits to the human imagination and our use of layered textiles allows us to visually explore and express each concept that intrigues us. More details about Textile Imaginings: