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FALL 2021 Exhibition Schedule

POST(AL) PANDEMIC Mail Art Exhibition

August  23 - September 15, 2021
Reception: September 9th 4 - 6 p.m.

Is there life—or an artistic vision of it—after gloomy 2020 & 2021? Is the infection demon Rona (Covid-19 & variants) now defeated, battling us...or simply lying in wait to spring again?   Artists were invited to submit their artistic reflections of disease & melancholy, recent lifestyle, decorative optimism & future brightness, plus appreciation of the world's postal systems that kept/keep us together while socially isolated. Mail art is since the 1960s, a reflection of artists from around the world relying on the postal system as an alternative means of producing, distributing, and receiving art. Mail art (aka “correspondence art” or “postal art”) has become a form of artistic practice in which an international network of participants use the mail to make art and share it with others. With letters, postcards, and packages—as well as material that tests the limits of what can be posted—mail artists circumvent traditional elite modes of display and distribution (such as museums and commercial galleries) in favor of the more accessible spaces of the modern post. What better place than a public university like SVSU to share voices from around the world regarding a universal phenomenon. This exhibition creatively sidesteps the art market and political censors to gage the pulse of society.  For more information on exhibit....

MFSM SAINTS & SINNERS Gala and Invitational Exhibition

September 20 - October 1, 2021  
Ticketed Gala: October 1st (Times TBD) 

This exhibition features artwork by regional artists invited by the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum to exhibit and donate work to support the Museum's annual fundraising gala on October 1, 2021, which includes a silent and live auction.  Tickets are available for the Saints & Sinners Gala by calling the museum at 989-964-7125.

MARK RUMSEY: Objects of Consumption

October 11 - November 12, 2021
Public Lecture: October 28th, 3 p.m.   Reception: October 28 4 - 6 p.m.

Mark Rumsey is an internationally exhibiting artist based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He will be creating an installation with his objects of consumption to create a unique, dynamic and thoughtful space inside the university art gallery. Objects of Consumption consists of elements cast of foam from molds made from the packaging materials that once cradled objects of consumption on their journey to the consumer. The work presents newly imagined objects that appropriate their textures and forms from the detritus of an international system of material excess.  For more information on exhibit....

CARDINAL SOLUTIONS

November 22 - December 17, 2021
Reception: December 2nd, 4 - 6 p.m. 

Cardinal Solutions is an interdisciplinary faculty/student team that works directly with local businesses and non-profits to develop marketing solutions and other organizational needs. In many ways this small team of students functions as a business themselves with each student offering expertise in their discipline to ensure the success of the project. The result is outstanding outcomes for businesses and students. 

The exhibition will survey some of their favorite projects from the past five years.  For more information on exhibit....

All gallery exhibitions, lectures and receptions are free and open to the public. Click the following link for open gallery hours or call (989) 964-2291. The University Art Gallery is located in the Arbury Fine Arts Center on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University, svsu.edu/go/visit/maps/.

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