Saturday, March 10, 2012

Rozsa Center Gallery to host Great Lakes Showcase Mar. 12-30

"Central's Heritage," by artist Susan Robinson of Hancock. Acrylic paints on canvas, 12" x 24." This is one of the entries in the The Great Lakes Showcase juried exhibition opening with a reception in the Rozsa Center Gallery Monday, March 12. Click on photo for larger version. (Photo courtesy Susan Robinson)

HOUGHTON -- The Rozsa Center will present The Great Lakes Showcase: An Annual Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts and Crafts celebrating the region’s visual arts community March 12-30. The public is invited to the opening reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 12.

The gallery will be open during its regular hours Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

According to Michigan Tech Professor of Art Mary Ann Beckwith, "This year’s show offers a stunning array of art work from throughout the region, varied enough to find something to please every viewer."

This annual juried exhibition showcases recent work by artists in multiple categories including oil, watercolor, acrylic, drawing, printmaking, photography, woodworking, fiber arts, ceramics, multi-media and more! With a long tradition of shining the spotlight on regional artists, the Great Lakes Showcase welcomes the community to enjoy its own artist richness in Michigan Tech's Rozsa Center.

Over $2000 worth of awards will be given this year to honor outstanding work in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional categories. The three top prizes are being sponsored by the Michigan Technological University President, Provost, and Dean. This year’s juror is Dr. Stephen Perkins, Curator of Art at the Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. As always, the show includes a Community Favorite Award voted on by gallery visitors. Throughout the Showcase, most exhibition works will be available for purchase through Ticketing Operations by calling (906) 487-2073.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Michigan Technological University Visual and Performing Arts Department.

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