The artworks in this show are Matthew Zivich’s most recent paintings with some drawings. The intention for these pieces is to creatively illustrate various images of historical events that have stayed in the artist’s mind for no apparent reason. The images are all appropriated from various sources, and that gives Prof. Zivich a chance to change the imagery into more ambiguous settings with suggested meanings. Some images are popular and may eventually be recognized. Prof. Zivich has been unabashedly influenced by Peter Saul, David Hockney, and Malcolm Morley, mostly because of their subjects and sardonic humor. Professor Zivich is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Art at SVSU. For more information.
As a part of their commitment to visual arts, the Midland Center for the Arts houses the Studio School, a non-credit bearing institution open to anyone interested in developing their artistic skill. The MCFTA has a roster of professional artists from the Great Lakes Bay Region who are well known for their artistic accomplishments and that bring skill-developing classes for youth and adults to begin and advance within multiple art forms including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, mixed-media and more. Their teaching experiences will be highlighted as they relate to each artist educator’s individual media. This exhibition highlights the work of the faculty from the past year.
This exhibition features artwork by the Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates Katherine Huber, Nicole Vogelpohl and Benjamin Quinno and serves as a completion of their undergraduate program. Students will be exhibiting Photography and Ceramic work. This exhibition will remain up until the December graduation for family and small group private showings by appointment. (Gallery not open during Thanksgiving Holiday)
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/.