Fountain Street Church offers a rich art and architectural history to its congregation and the greater West Michigan community. The Art Committee is the conservator of this heritage. It builds on Fountain Street's tradition of nurture and appreciation for the artistic, cultural, and intellectual fruits of the human spirit in concert with the mission and vision of our church. The Committee stages art exhibits in the Keeler Gallery by artists in a variety of media. the objective is to enlighten the spirits of our diverse congregation and serve as an outreach to the greater West Michigan community.
Exhibition of Paintings by Charles LaRue
Exhibit Dates: January 8th - February 26th
Local Artist, Charles LaRue, has long wanted to exhibit his work in the Keeler Gallery precisely because of "Fountain Street's tradition of nurture and appreciation for the artistic, cultural, and intellectual fruits of the human spirit.” With his paintings, LaRue explores the nature of visual perception through pattern and color. Landscapes are a favorite subject. He prepares sketches “en plein air,” recording the contours of the scene, and then paints the image in his studio. A faithful record of the scene is not his goal. Rather, he uses the sketch for inspiration and re-interpretation of his observations.