Great art, Great Lakes and great memories

May 9, 2017

Visual arts students are wrapping up a busy year with their final exhibitions and outreach projects.

On May 4, 2017, the students participated in an informal pop-up exhibition and sound show at faculty member Johnson Hunt’s home. Four days later, on May 8, three selected students attended a reception for participants in the Oliver Art Center’s 2017 Regional Student Exhibition, which included special music by the Interlochen Arts Academy Choir. The Aesthetics of Health class celebrated the opening of their gallery at the Cowell Family Cancer Center with patients and medical staff on May 19.

On campus, several more seniors participated in the final thesis exhibition of the academic year, Thesis IV. Visual artists wrapped up the year with the Festival Exhibition during the last week of classes.

Despite the busy schedule of openings, students still found time to give back to the local Grand Traverse community. On April 26 and May 3, students visited the Great Lakes Children’s Museum, where they painted fruits and vegetables on exterior structures and created art pieces to hang from the museum’s ceiling.