Upcoming events...

Details about artist talks, receptions and connected events will be available as we get closer to the exhibit dates.




Native American Woman & Project 562 logo

September 1 - 26, 2015: "Project 562" by Matika Wilbur

September 9:  Artist Talk  5:30 pm, UCB 202A
September 10:  Artist Talk  11:00 am, UCB 202C
September 10:  Artist Reception 5-7 pm, UCB 205

“Project 562" creatively addresses and remedies historical inaccuracies, stereotypical representations, and the absence of Native American images and voices in mass media and the national consciousness.  I believe that there is an open space that is yet to be filled – that space is authentic images and stories from within Native America.  My work aims to humanize, the otherwise “vanishing race”, and share the stories that our people would like told.  In this respectful way I have been welcomed into hundreds of tribal communities, and I have found that people welcome Project 562, because they are ready to see things change.  Conversations about tribal sovereignty, self-determination, wellness, recovery from historical trauma, and revitalization of culture will accompany the photos in captions, video, and audio recordings”.

For more...  http://project562.com/home  




Goidich Black and White Drawing, Gentleman Goidich Black and White Drawing, Woman

October 1 - 31, 2015: "Little Things" Solo Exhibit by Damian Goidich, MFA Kendall

Recipient of the MFA Kendall Graduate Purchase Award  2013

October 8 2015: Talk with the Artist 6-7 pm, UCB 205

"Little Things" explores the contradiction between tangible visual evidence and lack of information. The source material comes from early 19th century portrait photographs and daguerreotypes, each of an undetermined origin. The faces depicted in these drawings are anonymous; there are no labels, no documentation or records of their identity. All of the people who may have known them in life have disappeared. Without histories, personal nominatives or affiliation with societal designations, these people from the past are unknowable to us in the present - it is as though they never existed. Yet here they are, crystalized in faded images once created for posterity, little more than phantoms of a bygone age we cannot experience for ourselves.

 For more... www.damiangoidich.com



WW2 Poster of Smiling Soldier Waving Goodbye

November 9 - December 19, 2015: " WWII Propaganda Posters from the Dr. Matt Klein & Dr. Nancy Peterson - Klein Collection"

Research & Didactics by History Students led by Professor Dr. Tracy Bush

November 12, 2015:  “Art in Action: On the Use of Poster Propaganda in Wartime” presentation by Dr. Pasquale Di Raddo 11 am, UCB 205

November 12, 2015:  Presentation & Reception:  “Art in Action; On the Use of Poster Propaganda in Wartime” by Dr. Pasquale Di Raddo,  5-7 pm, UCB 205

During active American involvement in World War II (1941–45), propaganda was used to increase support for the war and commitment to an Allied victory. Using a vast array of media, propagandists instigated hatred for the enemy and support for America's allies, urged greater public effort for war production, persuaded people to save and recycle so that more material could be used for the war effort, and sold war bonds to fund the war.   




January 29 - March 24, 2016:  Indie Incubator:  “All About the Vinyl”
January 29 7-9PM: Opening Reception

Indie (Independent):  A form of creative endeavor that can be protected through a copyright, trademark, patent, industrial design or integrated circuit topography.
Incubator:  An incubator is a company or part of a company that specializes in developing artists or writers.


Inspired by the Smithsonian Folkways non-profit record label; “Indie Incubator: All About the Vinyl” is an exhibition exploring ways in which music has transcended barriers.  The impetus is the cultural diversity of music and musicians. The incubator, Ferris State University Fine Art Gallery, invited numerous artists and students at both Kendall and Ferris to independently create work all about the vinyl.




 Black and white diptych photo by Ethan Ross showing a house with a backyard and a industrial dump pile of unknown material.

April 4 - 30, 2016:  "No Stone Unturned: Hybrid Landscapes & Eco Systems" a solo exhibit by Ethan Ross, MFA Kendall

April 7, 2016:    Talk with the Artist, 6-7 pm,  UCB 205





Hubble Telescope image Image Credit - NASA, ESA, and M Livio & the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team

Summer, 2016:  "Hubble, Space Images" from the 25th Anniversary Celebration 


April 24, 2015 marked the 25th Anniversary of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope launch. The world's first large space - based optical telescope was named after American astronomer Edwin P. Hubble famous for confirming an "expanding" universe, and providing the foundation for the Big Bang theory. Powered by the sun using two 25 foot solar panels the telescope circles the earth at an altitude of 340 miles. It’s first image, Star Cluster NGC 3532, was sent in May of 1990 marking a successful beginning exploring the universe.

In Celebration of Hubble’s 25th Anniversary NASA/ ESA/Hubble released a gallery of images. 18 of these will be on view in the gallery this summer.

For more information & to view more Hubble images visit: www.hubblesite.org




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