Hawley exhibits at Center Gallery

From staff reports

Frankfort artist Peggy Hawley returns to Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios in Glen Arbor with oil paintings of northern Michigan’s water and land. The exhibition opens Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. with a public reception at the gallery, 6023 S. Lake St.

Hawley’s 2012 oil paintings focus on vignettes “Along the Manitou Passage.” She depicts boats at the dock, farmscapes, tables ready for alfresco parties and other quiet moments. She is interested in the technical challenges of showing the way light affects her subjects and in creating work that encourages the viewer to look more closely at the local surroundings. This is her 10th solo exhibition at Center Gallery since 1993.

The exhibition continues through Aug. 9. For more information, please call (231) 334-3179.