'Art from the Lakes' Artist Exchange

Art from the Lakes is a special artists exchange project between the sister states of Michigan and Shiga Prefecture.

2013 Shiga Artists' special exhibition at Lansing Art Gallery

August 1 - September 28, 2013
Six contemporary artists from Shiga came to Michigan on July 25th to give an exhibition and do workshops in Lansing. Their artworks were displayed at Lansing Art Gallery from August 1st to September 28th, 2013. Many people visited Lansing Art Gallery every day. The Shiga artists were able to develop strong friendships with Michigan artists through workshops and other events hosted in Lansing and beyond. 


2014 Michigan Artists' special exhibition at Karahashi Gallery

September 10 - 28, 2014
Four Artists from Michigan will exhibit their artwork at Karahashi Gallery in Otsu, Shiga from September 10th to September 28th 2014. The Michigan Shiga Artist Exchange Committee selected Linda Beeman (Mokuhanga), Jane Kramer (Photographer), Thomas Tomasek (Painter) and Carrie Parks Kirby (Ceramics) as the representative artists from Michigan.

Two Sisters Wines are now available at Leelanau Cellars!

Leelanau Cellars launched two new wines to benefit the "Art from the Lakes" project. The label art for these wines was done by Linda Beeman and pays a great tribute to the Sister State relationship. Currently, there is both a red and white wine available through the Leeanau Cellars for $10 a bottle.

They are both very well-made wines. For now, the wine is available only in the tasting room in Omena, but Leelanau Cellars can ship to all 50 states, and you may order the wine by contacting Tony Lentych, General Manager at Leelanau Cellars directly at tlentych@leelanaucellars.com or by calling the tasting room at (231) 386-5201.