Art Notes – May 2021

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Picking peonies for painting purposes
Perrysburg’s Create Art Studio + Workshop begins its yearly Pick and Paint series with an event focused on the beautiful peony flower. The event, like all the installments of Pick and Paint this summer, will be held at GardenView Flower Farm in Grand Rapids. Artists will get to pick and create their own bouquet of flowers to provide inspiration for a small watercolor. $42. 6-8:30pm. Wednesday, June 2. 11160 South River Rd., Grand Rapids. 419-873-6240. createperrysburg.com

Schedel to host beautiful art in beautiful location
Sample the work of area artists while enjoying breathtaking outdoor views at the Art Loop Art Fair at Schedel Arboretum and Gardens on Sunday, May 16. Organized by local artist Mary Jane Erard, the Art Loop will feature the work of over two dozen artists. The picturesque views of the Schedel Gardens make an ideal backdrop for this display of unique and beautiful artwork. Garden admission: $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and AAA members. 10am-4pm. 19255 W Portage River South Rd., Elmore. 419-862-3182. schedel-gardens.org

From the turntable to the gallery wall
Collecting vintage vinyl records may be all the rage, but what about those records that nobody really wants to listen to? They can be turned into beautiful art— and you can be the one doing it. Gathered Creations in Temperance, MI hosts a class, Stencil Me Crazy, where amateur artists use stencils, paints and fine-tip pens to transform old records into colorful paintings. All experience levels and ages welcome. Educate your kids on the history of records while you paint! $25. 6pm. Friday, May 14. 9037 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI. 734-347-0242. gatheredcreations.com