The Artists Showplace Gallery is pleased to spotlight three talented area artists on the rise. The exhibit runs from Friday, March 10 through Thursday, March 30. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday, March 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.
Representational figurative artist Arturo Murga began painting in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico, at the age of nine. The former graphic designer is mostly self-taught and paints in oil and acrylic. Influenced by both outdoor life and his Mexican heritage, he specializes in portraits (many large-scale).
Arizona native Hunter Connor has been painting his entire life and began exhibiting his innovative mixed media paintings in galleries and festivals at the age of 16. Now 20, his varied artistic experiences include textile design, photography, filmmaking and poetry.
Born in China, 20-year-old artist Shae White spent the first three years of her life in an orphanage before being adopted by an American family and brought to the U.S. Largely self-taught, she takes inspiration from both American and Chinese culture when creating her edgy, imaginative paintings. Shae is currently a student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.