A new fine art book is ready to hit the presses. Awake at Sleeping Bear will hopefully be available at all your locally owned bookstores and galleries in Michigan the spring of 2022. Unfortunately paper shortages and labor shortages have extended the printing schedule but we're hoping for sometime in April of 2022. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, we are busy printing a framing new artwork for Sychronicity Gallery in Glen Arbor. The Gallery should open the first week in May.
Leep Gallery at the Postma Center
Coming January 6 thru April 6 of 2023 — A solo exhibit of the work of Robert deJonge at the Leep gallery which is part of the Postma Center at Pine Rest in Cutlerville, Mi. So if you can't get up to Glen Arbor in the warmer weather you can see framed, ready-to-hang artwork in southwest Michigan this Winter and early Spring.
I have picked up my work from Synchronicity Gallery in Glen Arbor for the season, BUT I will be back in the Spring with even more work. So enjoy a few cool creative months and I'll see you at the dunes!
It's the last week of the exhibit at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City. Exhibit Dates are September 28 – November 13, on site at the Traverse City Gallery. This is their "One, Together" exhibit featuring collaborative works — pieces where artists find new inspiration and explore new possibilities by interacting with each other. I'm especially excited about this show because it is more natural for me to "fly solo." I need the push to work collaboratively. I will have two pieces in the show. About one year ago I met a wonderful musician named Paul Erhard who is a professor of music at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His instrument of choice is the double bass violin. He has composed a beautiful piece based on my work, "Cathedral." A five foot tall version of my artwork along with a video and sound system will be on site so you can listen and see Cathedral as one artwork. My second piece will be artwork based on a sonnet by noted poet Danielle deJonge. "Sonnet for the Reversal of the Seasons" is a wonderful piece that takes a slice out of the poet's life and conjures thoughts about time and transitions — a real challenge to represent visually. Visit the gallery at 322 6th Street the end of September and let me know how successful my attempt was.