FIRE BARN GALLERY

FACT & FICTION IN BLACK & WHITE - WORK BY BOB WALMA

EDITOR OF THE GRAND RIVER TIMES

FACT & FICTION IN BLACK & WHITE  - WORK BY BOB WALMA

Opens Thursday July 16th, 6-8pm, presentation at 7pm

The Fire Barn Gallery presents FACT & FICTION IN BLACK & WHITE - WORK BY BOB WALMA, EDITOR OF THE GRAND RIVER TIMES. 

Bob Walma is a Grand Haven photographer and creator of the satirical online newspaper The Grand River Times.

His images of the dramatic beauty of the area are depicted with obvious reverence and without a hint of irony, yet a lot of his other work is made with an intense sense of humor and a sarcastic wit which no one in Grand Haven is safe from.  

 

 

His satirical reporting has become extremely popular and notorious since it began just over a year ago, many of his articles going viral, accumulating as many as a quarter million views. 

The show will feature several examples of his photographs and collages as well as editor's proofs of some of the most popular Grand River Times articles. 

The opening is Thursday July 16th, 6-8pm, with a presentation by the artist at 7pm. 

Complimentary wine and appetizers available. 

 

Upcoming Events

The Fire Barn Gallery and the Grand Haven MSDDA are honored to host the Inisde Out program from the Detroit Institute of the Arts through October 31, 2015.  Since 2010, the DIA has placed 800 reproductions of art from their collection on the streets of metro Detroit.  This is the first year they have ventured outside of the city, and have chosen Grand Haven as a host for the project.  Stay tuned to our website for tours and events promoting INSIDE OUT in GRAND HAVEN.

Fifteen reproductions from the collection of the DIA are on view in the streets of Grand Haven.  Download a walking map here : http://www.dia.org/user_area/uploads/DIA_IO_2015_Grand%20Haven.pdf
Gallery director Chris Protas will be showing recent paintings at Kendall College from August 18th - September 5th, 2015.