As a founding member of the art department Barron Hirsch started and acted as the first director for the art gallery 40 years ago. Since the art department’s inception in 1970 he has seen it grow from a two-person department to a department that currently employs nine full-time faculty. Professor Hirsch earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in fine art at Cornell University, where he taught as a professor of art before coming to SVSU. He currently is a Professor of Art in the Department of Art at Saginaw Valley State University, teaching drawing and printmaking classes.
This exhibit features three styles of work produced by Professor Hirsch. A Geometric Series, the Gabriel Series, and his latest the Nirvana Series. Hirsch states "the Geometric Series was a study done in mathematical shapes and color sequences. The series of paintings on biblical themes was done in a humorous manner. Gabriel known in the bible for blowing his horn to signify that the world has come to an end. The Nirvana Series was inspired by his travels to Europe, the Alps and China. "
Visit our Flickr Gallery (on the University Art Gallery webpage) for photos of this exhibit.
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