Art Reach is proud to host an exhibition of the paintings of Carole Howard in our Gallery from now through April 30. Her professional career has included 6 years in public school teaching in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor and 20 in the Physical Education Department at CMU. During those years she raised 6 children and took as many art classes as time allowed. After the last child went to college she took up painting as a serious discipline, focusing mainly on watercolor but experimenting with acrylic, collage, and other water-media. To learn more advanced techniques, which resulted in many successful paintings, Carole has studied with Zoltan Szabo, Helga Flower, Gordon McKenzie, Norma Gray, and Fran Larsen. She states, “I enjoy the magic of watercolor with its’ constant ever-changing happy accidents. My favorite topics are landscapes done in both realistic and abstract. Humor, surprise, color, drama, and mystery are components of my work.” She has also volunteered her time for the Day With the Artists program, helped begin our Native American Art program in 1986, which celebrates the art of the Saginaw-Chippewa Tribe and served as a Docent for the program in area schools.
There was a fine reception in the Gallery for this fine artist on April 5, from 5-7 p.m.