‘The quality, the craftsmanship, and the glow’: Reception planned for Farmington art exhibition

On Thursday, March 25, the family of Jim Fetter will gather at KickstART Gallery & Shop for a reception, welcoming the public and any questions they may have about the art and the artist.

Fetter’s oil and acrylic paintings have been featured in an exhibition at the gallery since March 3. The artist passed away in 2019.

“When you come in the gallery, the paintings literally — well, maybe figuratively — jump off the wall. The quality, the craftsmanship, and the glow of his paintings give the gallery an unprecedented amount of just really amazing work,” says Molly McNeece, gallery curator at KickstART.

“When you stand in front of them, you want to reach out and touch them because they’re so representational. He really was a master of his craft.”

Fetter, a Pennsylvania native who spent his adult life in Michigan, made his living in the commercial art world. His oil and acrylic paintings saw him accepted into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society and was awarded their Signature status, among many other awards and distinctions over the course of his life.
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