Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rozsa Gallery to host exhibit of paintings by Miguel Levy

"Free Gaza!" painting by Miguel Levy. (Photo courtesy Rozsa Center)

HOUGHTON -- The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents "The People Respond: Paintings By Miguel Levy" in the Rozsa Gallery, opening this Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, with a reception for the artist at 6 p.m. Come explore Levy’s expressive, powerful paintings depicting people in times of crisis. Witness resistance and human courage through the eyes of this self-taught painter and Michigan Tech professor. The exhibit will run for four weeks, until Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, and is free and open to the public.

Miguel Levy is a Professor of Physics and Materials Science working in photonics at Michigan Tech. He is also a self-taught artist. He was born in Lima, Peru, and lived in New York City for more than 20 years before moving to Houghton in March 2000.

According to Levy, "History is not made up of the actions of presidents, generals and prime ministers. History is made by ordinary people in their millions and hundreds of millions standing up against injustice and for a better life….It is this courage that the exhibit aims to recapture."

Rozsa Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday - Friday. Rozsa Gallery events are sponsored in part by the James and Margaret Black Endowment.

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