Michigan Pirate Festival brings pirate-themed artwork to library

The lower level of Loutit District Library turned into an art gallery on Friday, filled with colorful paintings and pieces of art all with a pirate theme. Andrea Hendrick, who was visiting the gallery with her children - Dallis, 5; Annabelle, 2; and Hudson, 9 months - said the pirate art gallery was interesting. "It's beautiful,' she said of all the art on display. "They have tons of great art.'
Alex Doty
Aug 13, 2011

 

Hendrick said she is interested in pirates — and with her husband heading down to Haiti, they have been doing research on the subject matter. She also said her children have become interested in pirates by watching the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies series.

Artist Hal Loo, who organized the event, said one of the highlights of displaying the artwork is seeing the children’s reactions.

“The best part is the looks on the kids’ faces, and their reactions and interacting with them,” he said. “That is the most fun of it all.”

Loo created 10 pieces that are in the show and called the display just the “tip of the iceberg” of what he has done professionally.

Artist Sergio Mazzotta of Windsor, Ontario, was another of the artists who had work on display at the gallery, and he has about 30 large pieces of fine art and 20-30 cartoons on display.

According to Loo, the artwork will also be on display at the co-op booth for the artists at the Michigan Pirate Festival, which takes place today and Sunday at the Loutit District Library parking lot.

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