Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum is hosting its 14th Annual North of the 45th juried exhibition for artists living north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The show runs through Friday, July 30. A closing reception is scheduled that night at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. talk by this year's juror, Ron Platt, chief curator at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
The 45th parallel, known as the halfway point between the equator and the North Pole, is often associated with being “up north.” The exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of artists living in this upper Midwest region from both rural and urban areas.
Artists featured in the 2021 show are: Deborah Abramson, Tamama Dance Company, Jaron Childs, Linda King Ferguson, Andy Gregg, Dorothy Anderson Grow, Lindsy Halleckson, Rachel Hausmann Schall, Nicole Havekost, Lindsey Heiden, Susan Hensel, Matt Hirvonen, Carol Irving, James Klueg, Ashley Kolka-Lee, Dodie Logue, Daniel Martin, Joshua Masserang, Kim Matthews, Stephanie Mosteller, Ben Pawlowski, Jeanne Houle Peters, Carol Phillips, Linda Powers, Russell Prather, Chris Rackley, Paul Rose, Grant Ryan, Steve Schmeck, Jason Schneider, Corrie Steckelberg, Cameron Wilcox, Matthew Winkler, Kaelyn Wright and Cameron Zebrun.
Platt plans and organizes the Grand Rapids Art Museum's program of changing exhibitions and leads the presentation and growth of GRAM's permanent collection.
Admission to the DeVos Art Museum is free. Regular hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.