FLINT, Michigan — Local artist and ArtPrize finalist Anni Crouter will be featured during ArtWalk at The Ferris Wheel in a solo exhibition.
Known for her life-like paintings and focus on animals, Crouter’s work will be on display from 6-9 p.m. during the Greater Flint Arts Council’s next Second Friday ArtWalk April 12.
Born in Chicago and raised in Flint, Crouter’s father was a veterinarian and she grew up surrounded by a variety of animals — which are a main source of inspiration. She attended Mott Community College, where she majored in business and minored in art.
Crouter was voted among the 10 favorite submissions in the massive Grand Rapids art festival in 2013 with a three-panel painting called “Polar Expressed,” which featured playful, relaxing panda bears.
Crouter’s artwork was mainly focused on oil and acrylic mediums until she had breakthrough with watercolors. She is married to Genesee-based veterinarian Nathan Boggs and shares studio space at his practice.
The Ferris Wheel is a co-working space and business incubator in downtown Flint, opened in 2017 by Phil and Joselyn Hagerman.
“For 25 years, my Michigan solo exhibitions have been hosted by the amazing restaurant Fandangles. I am very grateful to the Hagermans for continuing the tradition of sharing my art with the public, ” Crouter said in a press release.