Congratulations Student Art Show Award Recipients!

art showThe Art Department had their opening for The Student Show today, and we would like to recognize the students who won awards.

President’s Purchase Award:  Rashaun Rucker

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Student Membership Award: Lavonna Horton

Detroit Artist Market Solo Emerging Artist Exhibition: Ginette Balbin-Cuesta

Northville Art House Solo Emerging Artist Exhibition: Britney Kihlart show 2

Detroit Institute of Arts Best Emerging Experimental Work: Amalia Poling

Detroit Institute of Arts Best Emerging 3-Dimensional Work: Leo Kopak

Detroit Institute of Arts Best Emerging 2-Dimensional Work: Davonna Jackson

Art Department Exhibition Opening this Sunday

art exhibitionThe Photography and Digital Imagery Show at Marygrove College’s The Gallery will showcase over 20 metro Detroit artists. A variety of photographic imagery is represented with a strong emphasis on the urban environment of Detroit.

The opening is this Sunday; 3-6 p.m. Please join us!

Holiday Art Sale

Holiday Art SalePlease join us in the Ceramic Studio on December 18th and 19th for the Annual Pottery and Art sale. There will be a wide range of ceramic gift items in all price ranges as well as jewelry and other associated holiday items.

Art Annex Ceramic Studio
December 18th & 19th
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

If you are not familiar with the location of the Marygrove Ceramic Studio it is in the Art Annex which is in the old Power House Building just past the Student Center

IMD Facilitates Outreach Art Exhibit Tour/Lecture

The exhibit Collaborate, Connect, Reconnect curated by James Lutomski, Marygrove College Art faculty and Director of The Gallery, is on display in The Gallery at Marygrove College. The exhibition coincided with the annual Great Lakes Bioneers Conference at Marygrove College and showcases three local and regional artists whose creative endeavors, both collaborative and individual, focus on environment, ecological and community issues. Through their art, Andrew Martin, Sarah Nesbitt and Sadie Sheldon exemplify the “Artist as Activist.”

The Institute of Music & Dance seeks to provide opportunities to engage Detroit metropolitan High School students in: 1) the creative process 2) building technical proficiencies and 3) connecting them with urban leaders who make a mark on the world with their art. With assistance from the Kresge Foundation, Onstage!Program, IMD broadened the horizons of 20 Advanced Art and AP art students from Hamtramck High School. On November 21, 2013 the students along with their teacher, Veronica Lassen, attended a tour/lecture by exhibited photographic artist Sarah Nesbitt. James Lutomski also talked to the students about curating the exhibit.

Marygrove College undergraduate students, in Karen Sanders’ photography class, also attended the tour/lecture. The experience provided the students with another perspective in using photos in the creation of art.


Comments from Hamtramck students included:

1. “I didn’t realize that anything could be used as art and that art could be more than a decoration. Art can be used to make a statement. I see that anything, as long as it’s what you feel, is art.”

2. “I thought the exhibit was very intriguing. It gave me some motivation to start creating my own work. Sarah was a very amazing speaker and she brought me into her own little world.”

3. “I really liked my experience in the master class/lecture led by Sarah Nesbitt. The art works are unique and creative. Since I am creative and love doing art I’m really inspired.”

New Exhibits in Marygrove’s Art Galleries

“Working Towards Invisible

Mark Rumsey Ann Chuchvara Maureen Nollette

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 to Friday, March 2, 2012
Opening Reception: Jan. 22, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. in The Gallery, 4th Floor, Liberal Arts Building Continue reading