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Local artist selected for St. Joe's tower

Marilyn Casha's autumn stream print will decorate a new hospital tower in Pontiac. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)
October 30, 2013 - When St. Joseph Mercy Oakland opens its new South Patient Tower next year, patients and staff will have some local artwork to enjoy.

Local artist Marilyn Casha submitted paintings to the Pontiac hospital's A Call for Artists, for artwork to decorate the new tower with soothing, Michigan-related works from Michigan artists.

They selected her painting, portraying an early autumn stream leading to Lotus Lake off Andersonville Road, which she painted in 2011.

"I'm excited about it," Casha said. "I like the painting's subject. It's cheerful and colorful, and comforting when one is waiting in a stressful situation."

She opened Ambrosia Art and Antiques in Davisburg two years ago. The shop, 649 Davisburg Road, offers painted furniture, watercolor and acrylic paintings, portraits, caricatures, antiques, and collectibles

"It's very rewarding, I enjoy doing it so much," she said.

Her brother, Ronald Lowe, named his custom motorcycle shop Ambrosia, and she liked the name.

"I asked if it was ok to use it he said sure," she said.

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