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July 15, 2021
ST. JOSEPH, MI -- Four exhibits in all four Box Factory for the Arts galleries will open July 23rd and continue through September 12, 2021. An artists’ reception will be held on July 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibits and reception are free and open to the public during gallery hours of noon to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays through Sundays. The Box Factory is located at 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Local artist Matt Payovich’s exhibit, “The Hidden Common Place,” will be in the Robert Williams Gallery. His work in oils and watercolors includes still life, portraiture, and a series of paintings of Winston the Wunderdog, his favorite muse.

The Heartha Whitlow Gallery will showcase the work of Box Factory studio artist David Baker. His exhibit titled “FOUND” includes watercolors and charcoal drawings of “Art at Rocky Gap,” a favorite beach haunt.
ReShoot,” a juried photography show featuring work by photographers of all ages, will be in the Riverwalk Gallery on the Box Factory’s lower level. Prizes are being awarded in the categories of People, Animals, Still Life, and Landscapes. The show is being judged by Susan Johnston of Stevensville, MI.

The St. Joseph River is the subject of “At the River’s End,” an all-medium exhibit, in the newest Box Factory’s Sky View Gallery on the third floor. The exhibit showcases the river through the eyes of the artists of the Berrien Artist Guild. It also will be featured in an upcoming WNIT documentary “Then, Now and Always—The St. Joseph River Story” which traces the St. Joseph River from its beginnings at Hillsdale, MI until it empties into Lake Michigan at St. Joseph.

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Matt Payovich, a St. Joseph artist, served for several years as an art instructor at Lake Michigan College and the Krasl Art Center. He is currently teaching a watercolor series of classes at the Box Factory. He has done commission work locally for both the Catholic and Congregational Churches which reflect his deep personal and spiritual interest in sacred images.. He designed and created art for the Sacred Heart Adoration Chapel at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. His work has appeared in many local and regional exhibits.

David Baker has worked as an artist and teacher for more than four decades. He has a degree in art education from Western Michigan University and a fine arts degree from Indiana State University. His early teaching career included eight years in public schools in Michigan and Indiana. He then taught for several years at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, MI. He frequently teaches at the Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck and is on the faculty of the Krasl Art Center. His work has been included in numerous local and regional exhibits.