Art and Design Events & News

University Art Gallery exhibition

Two paintings side by side. One in black and tan tones of branches with birds resting on them with organic nature shapes as a backdrop. The other is a rainbow of colors, a collage of shapes found in nature.

Field Notes:  Works by Kenneth Buhler and Ellen Driscoll 

January 13 – February 11, 2023 at the University Art Gallery
Tuesday - Friday, 11 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm or by appointment (989-774-7457)

Artist Talk begins at 4pm; Reception is on Thursday, Jan 26th from 4-6pm

While both artists in Field Notes are deeply inspired and engaged with the botanical world in all its wonder and complexity, their work shows the range of how an artist might consider the plant kingdom - Driscoll with reductive, lush, and warm earth tones and Buhler with poetic, language-inspired color.

Upcoming exhibitions

Logo for an upcoming exhibit. Teal background. Black text

2023 Annual Juried CMU Student Art Exhibition 

Submission Deadline: February 14 & 15, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. @ the University Art Gallery

Exhibition Dates: February 24 - March 3 & March 14 - 25. (Closed for Spring Break) 

OPENING & RECEPTION: Saturday,  Feb 25th @ 2pm. Awards @ 2:30pm

See University Art Gallery Page for Entry information.

Department events

Black and white image of a black woman's profile. She has short cropped blonde hair, an earring shaped like the continent of Africa and a large ornate necklace

Danielle Eliska: Capitalize the B in Black

February 9 - March 26, 2023 - Baber Room Gallery, Charles V. Park Library 

This exhibition includes photography and collage works amplifying Black life and lineage. 

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Ceramic sculpture. A multicolored base with three human skulls and a few scattered bones on top of it.

Jessica Brandl: Visiting Artist

Artist Workshop & Demo 5:00pm-7:30pm, Wednesday, February 15th, North Art Studio, Ceramics

Faculty and student news

A sculpture. The base is a wooden box. Attached to the top of the box are various sized tuning forks.
Sculpture faculty Jeremy Davis was announced as a semi-finalist in the triennial Outwin Boochever National Competition held in the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. His sound portrait, Disambiguated, was one of 80 works chosen as semi-finalists out of more than 1700 entries. See (and hear) the work.
Two art pieces. One an etching in black and white of a milkweed plant. The other is of two film negatives of landscapes.

Madeline Devantier and Courtney Annuschat both have several works published in the February issue of Hand – a national magazine.

Lindsay Robertson has an animated film accepted into an international festival in Greece.