Exhibition: Water Wonderland: Works by Alex Yanes
June 9 - September 3
Opening Reception Friday, June 9, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
M - F 9:00AM - 8:00PM | Weekends 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Sponsored by: Mike Bojko/Coldwell Banker, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
Step into a world awash in the colors, shape, and patterns of our glorious Great Lakes summer. Artist Alex Yanes, inspired by the water, beaches, landscapes, and people of our Lake Michigan communities creates a three-dimensional installation featuring his vibrant wood, acrylic, resin, and enamel works.
Yanes’ pieces, ranging from small clusters of three-dimensional objects to oversized paintings, tell tales of balmy vacation days and glorious fireworks-filled nights. The sounds, patterns and colors of our beloved lake surround it all, making Water Wonderland one of the most joyful, striking exhibitions of the season.
Born and raised in Miami, Yanes grew up surfing and swimming in ocean waters. He has worked with Adidas, Red Bull, Sony, The Learning Channel, Vans, and Neiman Marcus and has exhibited nationally and internationally. His unique pieces combining wood, paint, video and found objects, tell stories about his world - including his abiding passion for water wonderlands wherever they’re found.
Mike Bojko / Coldwell Banker
Marlo & Tom Byrne / Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family Foundation
Bud Baty & Max Matteson
Debra Minton & Terri Osborne
Connie Thacker & Lori Hoezee
Lori & Keith Hayward
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs