Special Events

Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

The Reception Gallery showcases a variety of art from local and regional artists. Admission is FREE and exhibits change on a regular basis—see below for information on our latest exhibit. Selected pieces available for purchase.

Artist Larry Blovits “Something Old, Something New” June

Larry Blovits received his BFA and MFA degrees at Wayne State University, Detroit, in 1964 and 1966 respectively. Retiring in 1993 after 26 years as professor of art at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Larry has continued sharing his teaching expertise by conducting workshops across the country, in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. A professional portrait artist, and consistent award winner in National and Regional Shows ever since 1964, he is a featured artist in a number of books and magazine articles, and has also authored two books: Pastel for the Serious Beginner (Watson-Guptill, 1996), and No Experience Required: Sketching and Drawing (North Light, 2004). Elected to signature status in many national art organizations including the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the American Portrait Society, and the American Society of Portrait Artists, he was also honored by the Pastel Society of America with the title of Master Pastelist in 1996.

The source images for many of the oil and pastel paintings are the result of his extensive travels.

More information on the artist and additional artwork can be viewed on his website at www.larryblovits.com and at his home studio/gallery in Grand Rapids by appointment (616-677-1765).

Exhibit at the Reception Gallery in the Frauenthal Center.

The Reception Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Hilt Building within the Frauenthal Center.

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 9 am – 5:30 pm with extended hours on show nights.

For more information contact Ricki Levine 231.332.4135 



July – Kristin Thornton and Boys and Girls Club

August – Randy and Evie – Photography

September – Connie Kuhnle, Barbara Shilling and Kathy Bechtel

October – Mary Reusch and Margaret Kriegbaum

November – Kathleen Kalinowski

December – Christie Dreese