In the Galleries - November 29 to january 3

Ginger Bread Holiday Display in Robert R. Williams Gallery, Watercolors by Dori Josimovich in the Whitlow Gallery; Berrien Artist Guild members show in the Riverwalk Gallery.

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Next In the Galleries - january 23 to February 26

K.V. Ratham’s photography in the Robert R. Williams Gallery; Indiana Women’s Caucus for Art in the Whitlow Gallery; Mary Amador’s Drawings / Pastels and Benjamin Frank’s Ceramics in the Riverwalk Gallery.

Opening reception on Friday, January 23rd from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Next In the Galleries - March 5 to March 25

2015 Celebrating Creative Kids / Inspiring Future Artist - Elementary Student Exhibits. A school based, partnership program presented by Krasl Art Center, Box Factory for the Arts, and Berrien RESA.

Opening reception on Saturday, March 7th from 12 noon - 2 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Previously In the Galleries - October 3 to November 15

The Box Factory for the Arts opens the Robert Williams, Heartha Whitlow and the Riverwalk Galleries with four new artist exhibits that display the diversity of art in our region. Join us on Friday, October 3rd from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for the gallery opening which is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served. The gallery shows will run through November 15.

Opening reception on Friday, October 3rd from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Dora Natella

Dora Natella sculptureIn the Robert Williams Gallery – The Sculpture of Dora Natella. Dora was born in Venezuela and was raised and educated in Italy. She studied figurative sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. Having artistic roots in both Europe and the New World has also been a key element of her identity as an artist. Dora earned an MFA in sculpture at Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo; MI. Dora currently is the head of the sculpture department at IU South Bend. She exhibits locally, nationally, and internationally. Dora’s artwork is included in various public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Dora ideas for sculpture come from both historical and contemporary figurative traditions. Her vocabulary draws from disciplines, artists and movements across the arts. They span from the Italian Renaissance to contemporary artist.

Marc Ullom
"Evidence" Marc Ullom photograph

Also in the Robert Williams Gallery is Photographer Marc Ullom. Marc is a professional photographer and educator who lives and works in Michigan. Marc earned his MFA in photography from the Academy of Art University and is currently teaching full time at Andrews University.

His body of work uses representations of the human form and visual cues such as bottles, twigs and seeds, or string to visually reconstruct fragmented memory. His intent is to create images that cause the viewer to pause and ask questions about the elements in the work and then to create relationships between the elements that have no singular interconnection, but that allows each viewer to project their own experience onto each piece.

Sara Sokol
"The Art of Survival"

Sara Sokol painting

In the Heartha Whitlow Gallery Sara Sokol. Sara is a 2004 graduate of Southwestern Michigan College and has won multiple scholarships for her work. Over the years she has taken on several drawing and painting commissions and has participated in many local group shows.

Sara is a multi-media artist currently working in the Arts District of Benton Harbor at 210 Water Street. Sara's paintings are inspired by Paleolithic art and are rich with texture created from the use of recycled paper. This is a technique she began using after studying hand paper-making at Ox-bow School of Art in Saugatuck MI, a satellite program from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Kevin Gross
"Art: The Interface of Math & Beauty"

Kevin Gross fractual

In the Riverwalk Gallery the Fractal Art of Kevin Gross. Born in South Dakota, Kevin J. Gross is a self-taught artist living in Goshen, Indiana. His fractal artwork is the interface between two worlds. Gross says, “One world is calculated, logical, objective. Fractals are mathematically based and created with computers. The other world is emotional, soul-stirring, and subjective. What fascinated me about my first fractals were their beautiful, organic patterns and luxurious colors. I found them emotionally and spiritually exhilarating!”


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