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Winter 2018 Exhibitions

January 16th - February 9th, 2018
Reception: Thursday, January 25th 4 - 6pm

This exhibition will feature illustration, photography and typography created while on sabbatical by SVSU Professor of Art in Graphic Design, Tom Canale. He received his B.F.A. in Graphic Design from The Cleveland Institute of Arts and his M.F.A. in Digital Art/Computer Imaging from Bowling Green State University. He teaches all levels of Graphic Design courses including Introduction to Computer Graphic Design, Logo Design, and Publication Design.

February 19th - March 9th, 2018
Lecture: Thursday, March 1st, 3 - 4 pm
Reception: Thursday, March 1st, 4 - 6 pm

Previously known as Cyberspace, the University Art Gallery and the SVSU Art Department are hosting the Digital Space Exhibition. This is the fourth year for this show, which is a juried digital fine arts competition open to artists within the state of Michigan.

This year's juror is Christopher Schneider, a professional artist and photography adjunct at Lawrence Technological University and Oakland Community College. He obtained his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and is also the founder and gallery coordinator for Hatch: A Hamtramck Art Collective. Schneider has exhibited internationally, and recently won a $5,000 ArtPrize Pitch Night grant for Anonymous, an interactive sculpture created with fellow artist Nina Caruso.  For more info on this exhibition.

March 19th - April 13th, 2018
Reception: Thursday, March 22nd 4 - 7pm

For some, the creative process starts at a very young age but truly doesn't come into fruition until the high school years. The Art Department at SVSU strongly supports this stage of creative development by high school students. This exhibition honors and celebrates the great creative work being done through the efforts of high school teachers and their students. The exhibition consists of works created in a variety of different mediums including photography, painting, ceramics, mixed media and drawings.

This exhibition features student artwork from the following: H. H. Dow High School, Swan Valley High School, Freeland High School, Midland High School, Tuscola Technology Center, Heritage High School, Nouvel High School, and Hemlock High School.

April 23rd - May 11th, 2018
End of the Year Art Department Party / Reception: Thursday, April 26th 4 - 6pm

This exhibition features presentations by SVSU Art Department students and Art Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). Each group featured in the exhibition chose a section of the gallery to make their own independent show. Students were responsible for the planning and installation of the show, displaying their creative works in their own unique way.

Participating student artists include:  Zainab Ali Alkhatem, Drew Eastwood, Paige Fobear, Tylar Greer-Travis, Corrin Grooms, Raul Hajiyev, Eric Kroczaleski, Zainab Labbad, Jocelyn Lewis,  Mariah Mata,  Betsy Pierce,  Ben Quinno, Nadine Rewa, Karly Salesky, Amanda Thomas, Haley Trenkle, and  Chris Wisniewski.

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,

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