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News items about the Art Department.  For a complete list of News,  please go to the Newsroom. To submit an item, please contact JJ Boehm, director of media and community relations, at ext. 4055

July 26, 2017

Phillip Hanson - Faculty Profile

Phillip Hanson finds comfort in the fuzzy edges where the old norms meet the new. The lecturer of art finds such solace in both his artwork and his students.

June 5, 2017

SVSU alum to study Theodore Roethke's 'North American Sequence' as scholar

A Saginaw Valley State University alumnus and literary scholar will return to the institution this summer in part to study one of the later writings of 20th century poet and Saginaw native Theodore Roethke.

April 21, 2017

Burton native's illustrative interpretation of SVSU art department on display at campus research showcase

Comic books have long been popular in the entertainment industry and are firmly entrenched in modern pop culture with on-screen adaptations of bookstore titles such as The Avengers, Batman, and The Walking Dead.

March 15, 2017

SVSU students to teach kids to draw comics

A group of Saginaw Valley State University students, the SVSU Comic Strippers, will host a free workshop on drawing comics for youths, ages 7 to 17. The workshop will take place Saturday, March 18, starting at 11 a.m. at Butman-Fish Library, 1716 Hancock in Saginaw.

March 14, 2017

SVSU to host acclaimed graphic designer as part of Dow Visiting Artist series

Saginaw Valley State University will be hosting acclaimed graphic designer Shogo Ota the weekend of Friday, March 24 as part of the Dow Visiting Artist series.

January 31, 2017

Film scholar to speak on Navajo weavers during SVSU talk

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome Janna Jones to campus for a public lecture Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in SVSU's Alan Ott Auditorium.

October 6, 2016

SVSU hosts reading by decorated poet Marcus Wicker

Saginaw Valley State University will host decorated poet Marcus Wicker on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. in SVSU’s Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

August 15, 2016

Old meters turned into artwork for SVSU art gallery exhibition

A Saginaw Valley State University professor will display his paintings, drawings and artwork made from old meters during an exhibition Monday, Aug. 22 to Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the campus’ University Art Gallery.

July 11, 2016

Art scholar studies archives at SVSU’s Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Nick Hartigan is an art scholar buried in paperwork, and he loves it.

May 25, 2016

SVSU Art Gallery hosting student exhibition

The University Art Gallery at Saginaw Valley State University is hosting its 11th annual Student Art Exhibition through Friday, June 17. A reception for the artists will be held Thursday, May 26 from 3 to 5 p.m.

April 21, 2016

SVSU students to present "Saginaw Revitalization: Drawing on Our Different Strengths"

SVSU students to present "Saginaw Revitalization: Drawing on Our Different Strengths" Thursday, April 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dow Event Center, downtown Saginaw

March 16, 2016

SVSU Art Gallery showcases work of high school students and teachers

Saginaw Valley State University’s art department invited high school students and teachers from the Great Lakes Bay Region to exhibit their work at the University Art Gallery. The “High School Invitational” exhibition opened Monday, March 14 and will remain on display through Friday, April 8.

November 9, 2015

Kate Cardinali: designing real world learning for students

When Kate Cardinali, 2004, B.F.A., talks about design, you can tell she loves it. But when she starts talking about teaching others, having fun and giving back to the community, that’s when she really gets excited.

April 2, 2015

SVSU graphic design student wins 2 gold ADDY awards, advances to national competition

A Saginaw Valley State University student won two out of six top awards recognizing outstanding student graphic design projects during the American Advertising Federation District 6 competition, which covers contestants from Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. Now Kaitlyn Zumbach, a graphic design major from Millington who graduates in May, will see how well her two winning entries fare against national competition during the national American Advertising Federation conference in June in Las Vegas.

February 27, 2015

SVSU Students Teach Kids to Draw Comics

A group of Saginaw Valley State University students, the SVSU Comic Strippers, will conduct two free workshops on drawing comics for youth ages 8-16. The first workshop will take place Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at Zauel Library, 3100 N. Center Road in Saginaw Township. The second workshop is Saturday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at Butman Fish Library, 1716 Hancock Street in Saginaw.

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