Unique art gallery ends soon

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HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) – Artists Khari Turner and Ashante Kindle will hold a closing session Thursday for their art gallery titled “Copper Planted Seeds”.

Closing begins at 7:00 p.m. on September 30 at Finlandia University Art Gallery. The artists will speak closer to 7.20 p.m.

Turner’s work consists of abstract and realistic paintings that use water from oceans, lakes and rivers to show what it means to be human.

Kindle’s style differs from Turner’s in that it creates pieces that play with depth and light reflection.

Her pieces are inspired by the way copper oxidizes and she also incorporates the culture of dark hair into her works.

“The mines here, a little bit about the environment,” Turner said. “School models [and] think about change and growth.

Kindle and Turner add that their work reflects the beginning of the land of copper. They say he is influenced by the idea that slaves and Finns both migrate north for better living conditions.

“With the show called ‘Copper Planted Seeds’ we wanted to reflect on the history of copper in this area,” Kindle said.

The story behind the title “Copper Planted Seeds” tells of how migrants are said to braid seeds in their hair before traveling. This way, when the migrants arrived at their new destination, they would have seeds to plant, even if they could not carry much.

Both artists have been working very hard on their pieces and are looking forward to meeting members of the community on Thursday evening.

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