Members of the Rogue River Artists’ Association recently installed a hanging system for two-dimensional art on the interior south brick wall of Epic Coffee House, 9 N. Main Street, downtown Rockford. Diana Sorensen, new owner of Epic Coffee House, suggested that the local non-profit artist’s organization utilize the space to exhibit member’s work.
Only members of the Rogue River Artists’ Association are eligible to exhibit with plans for one or two artists at a time displaying their work for 30 days. The opening exhibition, on display now, features Lila Harmon, Vice-President of the organization. Harmon is a landscape watercolor artist painting West Michigan landscapes, lighthouses, and seascapes. She lives in the Rockford area.
Sorensen and Mary Myszka, President of Rogue River Artists’ Association agree that promoting the arts in the Rockford area will serve to showcase the many talented individuals here as well as building greater interest in the downtown area and creating opportunities for economic development.
“The Rogue River Artists’ Association offers something for everyone interested in the arts,” says Myszka. “Currently we’re working with the Rockford Area Arts Commission in hopes of someday establishing a permanent arts center in the area. Meanwhile, Diana is providing us with a beautiful venue to showcase works by our many talented members.”