On display at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in the Atrium Gallery is the new work of Petoskey artist Anne Morningstar. Anne Morningstar is an Interdisciplinary Artist, whose work embodies the arts of: Animation, Film, Book Arts, and Papermaking. In 2008, Morningstar graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art + Design with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation. She continued her studies at Indiana University in Bloomington, where she graduated in 2010 with a Master of Science in Telecommunications, New Media. Morningstar has recently become a Professor of Art at North Central Michigan College, located in Petoskey, Michigan.
Her current exhibition entitled "Natives vs. Invasives: A Great Lake Narrative" is a compelling series of eighteen 8" x 8" paper collage paintings that explore life below the surface of the Great Lakes. You are brought up close and personal with invasive species like Quagga Mussels and Round Goby Fish offset by native species like Chinook Salmon and Smelt. Morningstar has a vision all her own and brings you into her conflict with what was supposed to be and what is.
This exhibition will be on display through March 22. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located downtown Petoskey at 461 E. Mitchell Street. For more information please call the Arts Center at 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org. This program supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Edward Jones of Harbor Springs and Petoskey.