GLADWIN COUNTY – Accomplished artist and Guild board director, Karrie Hulme, is being honored as October Artist of the Month by the Gladwin Area Artist Guild. Karrie has chosen to tell her story in her own words.

“My passion for visual art started when I was young. I was hooked the first time I picked up a coloring book; I loved bringing that page to life with my crayons, and I’ve been experimenting with different mediums ever since.

In 1997 on a trip through Germany I visited several museums and castles. That is when I realized I wanted to learn more about artistic styles and techniques. I studied Visual Art and Graphic Design at Mid Michigan Community College where I graduated with honors. Afterward, I spent three years in Ontario, Canada, volunteering at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery.”

Karrie obviously knows herself well, as evidenced by her personal philosophy about the artwork she creates.

“I’m not a stereotypical artist with a hidden meaning in my pieces and I am not on a mission to bring awareness or stand out somehow. I have a strong sense of realism in my work, but a deep attraction to impressionism. I simply like things that are beautiful, and want to capture the things that catch my eye.” 

This talented young artist will exhibit a body of her work in the lobby of the Record & Clarion at 700 E. Cedar Ave. in Gladwin from Oct. 1-30. Please stop in during normal business hours to help the Artist Guild celebrate Karrie’s talents.

To learn more about art activities and opportunities the Guild offers its members and the public, please call 989-246-1030.  

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