Thursday, October 03, 2013

Exhibit of metal sculpture by Mike Sluder to open Oct. 4 at Rozsa Gallery

"Altitude," sculpture by Mike Sluder. (Photo courtesy Rozsa Center)

HOUGHTON -- The Rozsa Gallery welcomes artist Mike Sluder, in an exhibition perfectly suited to the Copper Country: beautiful artworks sculpted from bronze and copper! Known for creating breathtaking and sophisticated metal art from gritty, industrial beginnings, Sluder’s collection of recent metal works opens with a reception in the Rozsa Gallery at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. The exhibition will run through Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Sluder was formally trained in sculpture under internationally recognized artists at East Carolina University, where he earned his B.F A. in 2006. He has worked at two leading fine art bronze foundries, overseeing the Metal Shop and serving as Patina Specialist. Mike currently lives in Atlanta and creates custom art for individual collectors and corporate clients, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. He is best known for his bronze vessels and copper wall hangings, both noted for uniting inspired vision with enduring materials. His art has been featured in the Museum of Design Atlanta as well as in national and international exhibitions and publications.

Rozsa gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. The Rozsa Gallery is located on the lower level of the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts on the Michigan Tech campus.

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