Student Work from the Central Michigan University Art Collection Exhibition

 June 10 – July 17, 2015

Selected from the University Art Collection, this exhibition features work by artists who were students at CMU at the time the work was created

Closed July 3rd - 4th.


Art Walk Central 2015

August 1 – 23, 2014

University Art Gallery is one of twenty-five venues throughout the Mt. Pleasant Community and the largest venue for the Art Walk Central art event. 

Expanded hours:

Monday-Wednesday    11- 5:30

Thursday & Friday         11- 7:00

Saturday                         11- 5:30

Sunday                            Noon – 4:00



Department of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition 2015

September 4 – September 26, 2015

Reception - Thursday, September 3, 4-6 pm

Members of the Department of Art & Design faculty exhibit their current work. Exhibition features work in painting, photography, fibers, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture and installation by Larry Burditt, Brian Elder,  Johanna Paas, Kris Sanford, Judy Thurston, Michael Volker, Ryan Flesher, Thomas Stollar and Barstow Artist-in-Residence Andrew Ranville.

Main and West Gallery


Bees Swarm CMU Art Gallery

Representatives of the Beehive Design Collective, a social activist artist cooperative will give a program about the history and evolution of their work, now in its fifteenth year. A visual presentation will highlight their global and local organizing efforts, methodologies, and strategies for visual storytelling. The Beehive's current efforts to illustrate the complexity of issues facing Detroit, Michigan will be on display and shared through an interactive discussion of their unique collaborative process.

University Art Gallery
Monday, September 28  at 2 pm and 7 pm – Visual Presentation and Beehive art on display in the main gallery
(SAME PRESENTATION OFFERED TWO DIFFERENT TIMES TO ACCOMMODATE STUDENTS) There will be large prints of their work in the gallery that they use to illustrate their message.

Tuesday, September 29 - 12 noon – 4 pm, Art by the Beehive Collective on display,  and a pot luck lunch for students and the Bees.
Free and Open to the Public

Main Gallery



October 16 - November 14, 2015

Artist Reception, Thursday, October 15, 4-6 pm

Art work by national and regional artists addressing gender identity in their art.  Artists in the exhibition include Heather Cassils, Jess T. Dugan, Jono Vaughan, Dark Matter, Catherine Forster, John Clarke, Jeongmee Yoon, Jack Balas and Brenda Oelbaum. Organized by University Art Gallery Director, Anne Gochenour.

Main & West Galleries




Nov 19, 2015

7 - 9 pm

Central Michigan University Art & Design Students' Response and Discovery of the Great Northern Peninsula led by Artist in Residence Andre Ranville.

Main Gallery



Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, Fall 2015 Exhibition

December 4 - 19, 2015

RECEPTION: Saturday, December 5th, 2 - 4 PM

Artists' talks start at 2:30. Alyssa Gibson performance work 2 - 2:30.

This art exhibition showcases the work by CMU Department of Art & Design candidates: Amber Creighton, Alyssa Gibson and Peter Stack for the BFA in Art degree as part of the requirements for their degree.

Main Gallery

West Gallery



Department of Art & Design Fall 2015 BAA/BA/BS Exhibition

December 4 – December 19, 2015

RECEPTION: Saturday, December 5, 2-4 pm     

Works by Fall 2015 BAA/BA/BS candidates for graduation from the Department of Art & Design will be featured: Joshua Berliner, Brett Burkhardt, Jacob Carter, Mercedes Creech, Hallie Enderle, Alyssa Gendron, Emily Keith, Kelsey Lancina, Zach Martis, Jordyn Mayer, Christina Pangborn, Christina Proulx, Cody Shaffer, Joshua Simmet, Erika Smith, Arielle Walsh, Taylor Wattles, Nikolai Westgate. 

Main Gallery and Park Library Extended Hours Study & Student Gallery.


Our Fragile Home

January 14 - February 13, 2016

RECEPTION: Thursday, January 13, 2016, 4 - 6 PM    

This exhibition is a collaboration between artist Pat Musick and her husband, astronaut, Jerry Carr.

The couple was motivated to do this exhibition in response to an event from 1990.  At that time the United Nations invited 40 astronauts from around the world to attend the Earth Day celebration.  What impressed them was that the astronauts all spoke of seeing the earth from space and being overwhelmed with a love of its beauty and the need to protect this precious blue orb.  Pat Musick remembers “They all used the words - fragile, beauty, protect, sustain, nurture.”  After 20 years the memory of this event motivated Pat to make this body of mixed media artwork assisted by her husband in construction and organizing the touring component.

Main & West Galleries



2016 Annual Juried CMU Student Art Exhibition

February 26 - March 26, 2016

RECEPTION: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2 - 4 PM    

Juried by Natalie G'Nat Wetzel, this exhibition is open to all current students at Central Michigan University. Wetzel viewed 142 works by 63 artists and selected 62 works by 44 artists.  Cash awards and purchase awards were selected by the juror and the Art on Campus Committee and announced at the reception.

Main & West Galleries


Eunoia: The Coming Together of Beautiful Minds

Graphic Design 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition 

April 2 - 16, 2016

RECEPTION: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 2 - 4 PM    

Exhibition done as part of the capstone class taught by Professor Larry Burditt, it will feature work by these Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates:

Mitchell Bona, Laura Clift, Amanda Cyrenne, Keith Ferriols, Brandon Fox, Morgan Galinski, Amy Hein,  Stephanie Husted, Lauren Jackson, Nathan Karinen, Kimberly Kelzer, Kathryn Krueger, Robert Letosky, Andrew Michaels, Nathaniel Morrison, Ryan Pierce, Rebecca Poirier, Brittany Smith, and Kellie Spanos.

Main & West Galleries



Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, Spring 2016 Exhibition

April 22 - May 7, 2016

RECEPTION: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 2 - 4 PM , Artists' Talks at 1:00 PM  

This art exhibition showcases the work by CMU Department of Art & Design candidates for the BFA in Art degree: Lesley Kimbell, Joshua Roupe, Zac Taylor an Christina Waggoner, as part of the requirements for their degree and their capstone class taught by Anne Gochenour, Director of University Art Gallery.

Main Galleriy



Department of Art & Design Spring 2016 BAA/BS Exhibition

April 22 - May 7, 2016

RECEPTION: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 2 - 4 PM    

Works by BAA/BS candidates from the Department of Art & Design:  Jonathan Barker, Connor berglund, Brianna Clippert, Analisa Contreras, Benjamin Crane, Derek Hartman, Dannielle Hurst, Katy McAllister, Falon Monroe, Lucas Murto, Crystal Richards, Kayla Rothenberg,  Emily Rymarczyk, Natalie Shaefer, and Jesse Techentin will be featured. Done as part of the requirements for their capstone course taught by Anne Gochenour, Director of University Art Gallery.

Main and West Galleries


Mount Pleasant Public Schools 2016 Exhibition

May 10 - 20, 2016

RECEPTION: Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6 - 8 PM   

Art by Mount Pleasant Public Schools students, grades 1-12 will be featured.  The art educators in the Mt. Pleasant Public Schools select the works.

Main and West Galleries