Artists strut their stuff this spring
March 21, 2011 —
Flowers aren’t the only thing blooming this spring.
So is art, all over Saginaw County.
“Love, Memory, and Impermanence: Selected Paintings and Works by Larry Butcher” is on display in the University Art Gallery in Arbury.
Although the reception for the show took place last Thursday, the exhibit is on display until Saturday, April 9.
The exhibit hosts 33 of the retired art professor’s works created during the early 1980s. Butcher said in an MLive article that this is the first time many of these pieces have been shown.
Butcher also said in the article that some pieces were created from various items, such as pieces of tar scraped from sidewalks, or pieces from magazines.
Butcher taught fine arts courses at Delta College for 39 years, retiring last semester. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Central Michigan University, and continued his studies at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Butcher’s work will also be featured in another local gallery this month, “Heart of the City’s Art 4 All,” located at the Saginaw Art Museum. The opening reception is Friday, March 25, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Sargent Exhibition Wing Gallery. Other artists in this exhibit are Charles Breed, Randy Crawford, Thomas Hammond, Ruth Howell, Al Maciag, G.C. Moore and Mariann Wallace.
After Butcher’s exhibit, the art gallery will host the last Bachelor of Fine Arts, or BFA Exhibit beginning Monday, April 18. This semester’s exhibit will include works by students Erika Cooley, Corey Gilbert, Jason Hynes, Jillian Moody and Kristine Schlicht. The reception is Thursday, April 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
After that, the gallery will host the sixth annual student art show from Monday, May 9 to Thursday, June 30. And finally, the INprint group, a group of 30 fine art printmakers from Indiana will make an appearance at the gallery from Wednesday, July 6, through Saturday Aug. 20, in an exhibition entitled, “IN the Spirit and Inclusion: Selections from the INprint Group.”
Make an appointment to view the gallery, or visit during regular hours which are Monday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Thursday 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information about any of the exhibits, or to make a special appointment, call the art department at (989) 964-4159.
Avram Golden, a photography business out of Bay City, pottery modeled after humana body parts by Nicole Kamidoi and “dream-like” paintings by Matt Krease are on display at the Court Street Gallery, now located at 417 Hancock in Old Town Saginaw.
For hours, call the gallery at (989) 992-5867.