25th Annual Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series Special Exhibit
March 28th – May 17th
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 28th from 6pm – 9pm
Over the past 25 years, the annual lecture series at Marygrove College has featured a number of critically acclaimed writers including Jamaica Kincaid, Octavia Butler, Samuel Delany, Paul Beatty, Harryette Mullen among many other distinguished authors. To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the lecture series, 25 Metropolitan Detroit artists were invited to create art inspired by the themes & cultures of the featured authors.
This exhibit features artwork by local talented artists: Corrie Baldauf, Christopher Batten, Jennifer Mercedes Boyak, Taurus Burns, Sue Carman-Vian, John Corbin, Rose E. DeSloover, Mantrell Goodrum, Tim Gralewski, Mary Lou Greene, Christine Hagedorn, Lisa Luevanos, James Lutomski, Erin Marie McDonald, Alaina Plowdrey, Kathy Rashid, Rachel Reynolds, Karen Sanders, Tylonn J. Sawyer, Sally Schluter Tardella, Vito Jesus Valdez, Robert Zahorsky, and John Zawadski,
The Student Exhibition opens tomorrow Thursday, March 21st from 11:45am until 1:30pm. Each year Marygrove College Art Faculty select and display the strongest artwork created by Marygrove students. This year the exhibition features installations, ceramics, paintings, drawings and more!
The exhibition runs Thursday, March 21st until Friday, April 5th.
The Visual Art Department at Marygrove College is pleased to announce that Art Department Assistant Professor, Roumen Boudev, was awarded first place in the Michigan Annual XL juried exhibit at Anton Art Center. Michigan Annual XL is the 40th annual exhibition featuring a wide-range of contemporary artists living and working in the state of Michigan. The exhibition was juried by Dr. Yao-Fen You, the Assistant Curator of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts, who recently curated Fabergé: The Rise and Fall, The Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
For over five years, Roumen Boudev has taught painting & drawing at Marygrove College. Originally hailing from Bulgaria, Boudev obtained a bachelors and master degree from the prestigious National Academy of the Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. His artwork is held in private collections across the United States and Europe. Boudev is currently working on a series of abstract compositions relative to matter, space, and structure.
The exhibit runs from Friday, January 25th until Friday, February 23rd at the Anton Art Center. The Anton Art Center is located at 125 Macomb Place in Mount Clemens, Michigan 48043. For more information check out their website at www.theartcenter.org
Marygrove College is pleased to announce the opening of the Faculty Collects exhibition! Faculty Collects features art work from alumni, local, regional, and national artists collected and purchased over the years by Marygrove art faculty and art work from the Marygrove College Department of Art permanent collection. This collection includes artwork by Mark Beltchenko, Nick Cave, Sue Carman-Vian & more.
The exhibition is located in The Gallery at Marygrove College on the 4th Floor of the Liberal Arts Building. Faculty Collects opens on Sunday, January 20th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will be on display until Friday, March 1st, 2013.
The Chelsea Downtown Development Authority is seeking submissions for it’s Third Annual “SculptureWalk Chelsea.” All participating artists will receive a $600 stipend to cover materials and time. Feel free to download the PDF call for entry: ScultptureWalk Chelsea Call for Entry
Applications must be postmarked by March 22nd, 2013.
The All Student Art Exhibition at Marygrove College will run from Thursday, March 22rd until Thursday, April 5th in The Gallery. The exhibition highlights the best of Marygrove’s student artwork including prints, photographs, drawings, paintings, ceramics and sculptures. This year’s student exhibition features visually stunning and technically proficient photographs from students under the tutelage of the Art Department’s new faculty member and Detroit-based photographer Robert Stewart. An extension of the exhibition can be viewed in The Beyond Words Gallery located in front of the library.
Photos portraying Detroit in a positive light are sometimes hard to come by.
Crossing the Detroit-Windsor International border isn’t just a physical process of moving from one place to another, there are economic, psychological, and bureaucratic borders to cross as well. Our lovely artists friends from the south, Broken City Lab, have addressed these issues in an incredible, new book “How to Forget the Border Completely.”