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Dow Visiting Artist


Personal Foibles: A Pursuit of amuse from Pillar to Post

Vested Interest, 1987, watercolor on paper, 40 by 60 inches; at Garth Greenan.

SVSU bring you something more, something better with its fall focus on Popular Culture and the Popular Arts.  The 2005 Dow Visiting Scholars & Artists Lectures, the Rush Lecture and the Hoffmann/Willertz Lecture, plus a secial jazz recital and gallery exhibition of popular art, will help audiences understand and celebrate global popular culture and the challenges it presents. SVSU is privileged to exhibit a collection of her watercolors and selected prints in its gallery from October 3 - October 29.

Gladys Nilsson attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the late 1950s, where she met the artists who would begin exhibiting in 1965 as a group named the Hairy Who. She married one of these artists, Jim Nutt, in 1961. As one of the prominent Chicago Imagists, Nilsson is primarily a watercolorist who paints colorfully patterned scenes dominated by odd, often comical, figures. Her first solo exhibition took place at the Portland Visual Arts Center in Oregon. She lives in Chicago.

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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Hideki Kihata, Chair


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