2023 "Urban/Rural Conversation" Artist: Joel Ellis


May 26, 2023

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"Many artists have experienced the awakening effects and the renewed tingle of joy for what we are called to do. I know this is clumsy, but the hardest task artists try is to explain why we make art. If you ever get a chance to ask the why question most will give a well-rehearsed answer. Let’s not go too far but think of the child we were a few years ago. Some of us were labeled creative or arty when we just liked to draw, or paint or construct things or find ourselves in other creative arts - writing, music, theater. Anyway, we are here on this wonderful earth to enjoy and protect. We must use the gifts we have to support that overall good and continue to experience that tingle of joy at what has been created."

-Joel Ellis

Artwork Location

The main exhibit for Joel Ellis will be June 14-July 16, 2023, at Art 623 in Jackson. 

Art 634
634 N. Mechanic St.
Jackson, MI 49201

Joel Ellis will also have select work on display at the following locations:

  • Windwalker Underground Gallery in Charlotte: June 30-August 15, 2023
  • Art 634 in Jackson: July 6-August 5, 2023
  • Owosso Armory in Owosso: August 17-September 20, 2023

Artist Reception

June 17, 2023, 6-9 p.m.
Art 634 in Jackson

Learn More About the Urban/Rural Conversation Exhibits


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