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More Information about the 2014 - 2015 exhibition schedule will be posted as it becomes available.  Thank you for visiting Ferris State University Fine Art Gallery's web page.


Paul Collins painting farmer on tractor Paul Collins Painting of Teamwork - iron workers tying steel rerod for wall Pal Collins painting of a firefighter holding a child with toy

Paul Collins, "America at Work" 

October 7 - November 29, 2014
Opening Reception: October 10 from 5 to 8pm at Artworks

Paul Collins paintings; "America at Work"  will be on display at Artworks in Downtown Big Rapids in conjunction with the Smithsonian Exhibit "The Way We Worked"  and the Charlie and Ruth Carpenter Collection of Collins Art.     Collins can be described as a highly accomplished artist, a world-traveler, and a humanitarian.  His work spans over five decades and is marked by impressive accomplishments including numerous awards as well as serving on boards including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Martin Luther King Jr. for Non-Violence Center.     In 2004 the Grand Rapids Community College honored Collins by renaming their gallery the Paul Collins Art Gallery and established a permanent collection of his work.

For more on Paul Collins visit his website:  www.collinsart.org

 sponsors logos; Smithsonian Institute, Michigan Humanities Coucil, National endowment for the Humanities

“The Way We Worked “ has been made possible in Michigan by the Michigan Humanities Council. 
“The Way We Worked,”  an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for the Museum on Main Street has been provided by the US Congress. Support for “The Way We Worked”  in Michigan has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.



 Contact: Carrie Weis-Stermer, Gallery Director, 231-591-2536 or Diane Cleland, Gallery Assistant, 231-591-2571