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Artists transform debris from Muskegon Lake into fine art

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    In an photo provided by Red Lotus Gallery, Catherine Swiatek's artwork "Noir Cruz" is on display as part of the Muskegon Lake Art Project exhibit at the Red Lotus Gallery in Muskegon, Mich. (AP Photo/Red Lotus Gallery via The Muskegon Chronicle) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

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    Lon Hieftje's piece "Stacks,"

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    Charles Brown's "The First Lumber Barons."

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    "She Has A Story, and a Light to Tell it By," by Ruth Bolles.

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Lon Hieftje's piece "Stacks,"

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"She Has A Story, and a Light to Tell it By," by Ruth Bolles.

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MUSKEGON, Mich. — Art created from debris removed from around Muskegon Lake is being featured through Friday at the Red Lotus Gallery.

The 24 people whose work appears in the Muskegon Lake Art Project exhibit used debris cleared from the shore, according to the Muskegon Chronicle.

“I wish I could say [the idea] was completely mine, but there’s an artist on the East Coast who did a similar project after Hurricane Sandy,” said Ruth Bolles, project creator.

“I was participating in [the Muskegon cleanup] and said, ‘Wow, this would be an awesome opportunity for the community,’” Ms. Bolles said.

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Charles Brown's "The First Lumber Barons."

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The gallery is open 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Friday.

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