Category: Art

Kilpela Awarded at Great Lakes Showcase

Great Lakes Showcase exhibit in Rozsa Gallery continues through March 30

Artist Susanne Kilpela, winner of the Best of Show award in the three-dimensional category at the Great Lakes Showcase exhibit, is pictured here with her porcelain sculpture, “Temporal Touchstone,” in the Rozsa Gallery during the opening reception March 12. Kilpela also won a third place award in the 3D category for her piece “Communciation Issues.” (Photos by Keweenaw Now)

Read more at Keweenaw Now.

Lecturer Susanne Kilpela (VPA) received two awards at the recent Great Lakes Showcase at the Rozsa Center: Two of her porcelain creations earned best of show in 3–D and third place in 3–D. In all, 14 artists received awards.

Keweenaw, Color, Design Inspire Beckwith

Mary Ann Beckwith Gallery 2012
Mary Ann Beckwith - Images Now And Then

On a frigid morning, Mary Ann Beckwith is looking over her art exhibit in the Rozsa Gallery and discussing inspiration, hope, teaching and more.

The career-spanning “Now and Then” show, ending Friday, Jan. 27, has given her a chance to reflect on the body of work.

“Color,” is her first answer to the question of what inspires her. “I’m addicted to color,” says the 39-year veteran professor of art. “Living in the land of white, grey, and black much of the year, I’m absorbed by bright color fields.”

Design is important, too, she says. “My approach is not happenstance. I plan my work and try to give people something they have never seen before–something in nature, something in a photo–but I’m planning ahead before I start.”

Article by Dennis Walikainen. Read more at Tech Today.

Kilpela Art Exhibit at DeVos

Untitled Ceramic by Susanne Kilpela
Untitled, Ceramic, by Susanne Kilpela

The DeVos Art Museum in the School of Art and Design at Northern Michigan University has a UP Focus Exhibit for March 2 to April 8, 2012. Featured artists are Susanne Kilpela, Carol Phillips and Russ Prather.

The UP: FOCUS series is an annual exhibition highlighting artists who live in or are heavily influenced by the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Susanne Kilpela is a ceramic and installation artist based in Hancock. Carol Phillips and Russ Prather are painters based in Marquette.

Closing Reception: Friday, April 6, 6-8pm

UPDATE: View the UP Focus album on Facebook.

Great Lakes Showcase 2012

Great Lakes Showcase
Great Lakes Showcase

Great Lakes Showcase at Rozsa

Professor of Art Mary Ann Beckwith, of visual and performing arts, says, “This year’s show offers a stunning array of artwork from throughout the region–varied enough to find something to please every viewer.”

Over $2000 worth of awards will be given this year to recognize outstanding work in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional categories. The three top prizes are sponsored by the president, provost and dean.

Read more at Tech Today, by Bethany Jones.

The Great Lakes Showcase is a fine arts and crafts exhibition. Free to the public, it will be open from March 12 to March 30, 2012 in the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts.

The 2012 Prospectus is ready. The deadline for receiving the application, images and entry fee is January 20, 2012. Entries are juried. Artists may submit up to 4 entries. Read more about awards, eligibility, conditions, presentation, shipping, sales, entry fee, and pick up.

Visit the Great Lakes Showcase web page at the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

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