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"Liminal Spaces: Intervals of Transformation"

Ann Arbor area artist Payton Cook to exhibit at LACA in August 

Ann Arbor area artist Payton Cook’s ‘Liminal Spaces: Intervals of Transformation’ will be on display in the Ludington Area Center for the Arts’ performance hall gallery Aug. 5-27.

Cook has been living in Southeast Michigan for the past six years. Originally from North Carolina, she received her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting from The University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2015. She is a teaching artist in the Ann Arbor area and enjoys teaching various painting and drawing classes to share her passion for art making.

In her own art, Cook examines the concept of liminality, a transitional moment in one's life, using a variety of media and texture.  She explores these spaces by painting vast expanses, reminiscent of a landscape that is inviting and intriguing, yet somehow inaccessible. These works of art emphasize places and moments that are commonly overlooked, providing the viewer with a chance to experience the human emotions that come from these liminal space moments, and to observe and reflect on their own life-changing transitions, those vital times in which we were neither here nor there. 

Cook’s ‘Liminal Spaces: Intervals of Transformation’ exhibit will open with a free public artist reception Friday, Aug. 5 from 5-8 p.m. This is a wonderful time to take in the exhibit and meet the artist. The artist reception will take place in conjunction with the opening of LACA's ‘Celebrating the Ludington State Park’ exhibit in the center’s main gallery.