On our recent trip north to the tip of the mitten to see the beautiful fall trees, we also found some great art galleries. Just south of Charlevoix is the Bier Art Gallery housed in a beautifully restored school house. The gallery is owned by Ray and Tami Bier. The Biers were both artists when they met and after marriage they began selling their stoneware pottery. As time passed and they met many other artists they decided to purchase a place to showcase not only their art, but that of the many friends they had made through the years.
They purchased an old school house and turned it into the beautiful gallery it is today.
Among the many different galleries in the school house is the pottery gallery which features the Bier’s art. So many beautiful artifacts. Since we have downsized this past year I had to just look but not buy. It was so tempting though to purchase something.
The sculpture gallery was such a fun place. So many different characters and ideas!
Beautiful pieces in the glass gallery – but I was afraid to even touch them lest I break one.
Many of the works in the metal gallery were actually displayed outside. We thought of our youngest granddaughter, Zoe, and how she would love some of the displays.
Being a jewelry nut – a woman can never have too much jewelry – it was hard to walk through the jewelry gallery without buying something. But I am proud of myself! I resisted these beautiful pieces of art.
What a nice addition this gallery was to our trip. Seeing the beauty God created in nature with all the fall colors and then seeing the beauty God also created through the talents He has given to men and women.
More great stuff, Barbara!
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Thanks for sharing pictures. It looks like a cool gallery!