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Humanature Exhibit at the DAAC




 /Jewly Warren

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 The Division Avenue Arts Collective presented its first collectively organized art exhibition on Friday March 5th.  The theme was Humanature, purposely spelled with only one N expressing the intersection of humanity and nature.  This theme provided a comprehensive range of interpretations as there were over 40 artists participating.  Not a bad turn out for the first all media group exhibition.  The DAAC was full of art lovers and the beautifully set buffet was picked clean by the end of the night. 

Among some of my personal favorite pieces of art were “Myths of Women”, a c print by Sarah States, with bold colors projected on to a female figure and  “Flirting With Nature” by Mike Hoyt, featuring one hundred copies of a printed zine the artist sold for $1 each.  The zine offered ideas on how people can get closer to nature.  This zine had everything from guerilla gardening to a recipe for vegan cookies, prepared my Mike and devoured by me.  Its ok, they were part of the vegan potluck buffet not the exhibit.  If you missed the opening you have another chance to check it out.  There will be a Discussion / Potluck - Sunday, March 7th, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm 
 The DAAC plans to present a group exhibition, each with a different theme, on a monthly basis.  The theme for next month will be Trimmings:  Art for the Facialite, a facial hair themed art show opening at the DAAC on Friday April 2 in conjunction with the Stache Bash III Presented by Kendall AIGA, a mustache and beard competition with performances by Swell, Victor! Fix the Sun, and Selectronics.  There will be a $7 cover, but all the proceeds benefit the Blandford Nature Center’s Mixed Greens Program. If you are interested in submitting work for the next show, please check out the online submission form at - [email protected]. Hurry because space is limited.

Disclosure: I helped organize and exhibited some of my art at this show.

Jewly Warren

I am an artist/photgrapher/writer currently working on finishing and publishing my first book, Viva La Veggie - A local food revolution, and blogging about it on I have lived in Grand Rapids for about a year. I started writing for the rapidian because I wanted to get to know my new city and its people. I work as a social media marketing consultant for Media Monkey owned and operated by My husband, Scott Warren, who is also a Rapidian reporter. We promote small businesses, non-profits, bands, and artists via social media.

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oh yeeesh. i really didn't need to be in that video!!