Loftis family art showcased

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:53 AM

The show presents artwork made over several generations of the Loftis family. The family's affinity to art represented in this show spans five generations and almost 100 years, from Beatrice Riordan in the 1920s to the present day.

"I just got very interested in why creativity runs so strong in some families," said Chris Protas, the gallery's director. β€œIt’s a big question β€” Where does one's creativity come from?”

Participants include Beatrice Riordan, Steve Loftis, Carole Loftis, Carmella Loftis, John Loftis, Chris Harjer, Connie Loftis, Debbie Otte, Dianne Engen, Jonah Harjer, Holle Janzen, Tyler Loftis, Allegra Loftis, Lindsey Norton, Steve Norton and Willa Norton.

The show opens Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, 18 N. Fifth St., with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres and a gallery talk at 7 p.m.

An after-party event will be hosted by The Grand in downtown Grand Haven, featuring music by Sound Is Red and Scott Pellegrom, at 9 p.m. with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

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