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Art Gala Opening for Battlefield Draws Big Crowd

River Raisin National Battlefield Foundation Wildlife Art Exhibition 2019
Local business owners, officials, artists and other supporters turned out for the first art exhibition to acquire pieces for the education center.

Both Brooke Lambrix of South Rockwood and Brant Georgia of Monroe were thrilled to see their paintings already bought when the first River Raisin National Battlefield Park Michigan Wildlife Art Exhibition had its grand opening Friday night at the Battlefield Education Center.

Lambrix, a 2007 Jefferson High School graduate, had three acrylic pieces entered showing images of a deer, eagle and Canadian geese in flight. They were among 129 pieces of original artwork from 60 artists exhibited during the gala opening in the lobby of the former ice and soccer arena. The exhibits will be on display today through May 5 at the center, 333 N. Dixie Hwy.

Republished in part from the Monroe News.