“The Color and Atmosphere of Leelanau,” a group of new oil paintings by Northport artist Gene Rantz, opens Sept. 6, Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. A 6 p.m. reception begins this exhibition of work inspired by Rantz’s home county.
“The paintings are an expression of my fascination with nature’s splendor, especially here in my own backyard,” Rantz said. “They’ll represent the hills, fields, orchards, dunes and waters of this wonderful place.” Rantz begins the process with plein air watercolor sketches. The paintings are completed in his studio over a period of weeks.
For more information, call Lake Street Studios, 231/334-3179. “The Color and Atmosphere of Leelanau” continues through Oct. 14.