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2017 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air: Juried Class

June 17 - September 2, 2017

Special Exhibition Wing

1948.128 Dupre 2 1951.5.2 Corot

Following the success of 2016’s festival, which brought over 60 artists to the region, the 2017 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival once again celebrates the art of plein air painting and the beauty of the Great Lakes Bay Region. A French expression meaning “in the open air,” plein air painting involves all five of the senses and describes a work completed entirely outdoors. Gaining popularity outside of Paris in France’s Fontainebleau Forest, this mid-19th century technique has remained esteemed into the 21st century.

Upon the completion of the 2017 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival on Saturday, June 17, this exhibition will showcase the work created by juried class artists. Enjoy the variety of media and works depicting the Great Lakes Bay Region as experienced only in Plein Air!

 

2017 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air: Open Class

June 23 - August 26, 2017

PARTIALLY OFF-SITE EXHIBITION: SAM Artisan Wing , Andersen Enrichment Center | 120 Ezra Rust Dr. | Saginaw, MI 48601, and Delta College, S Wing Galleria | 1961 Delta Rd. | University Center, MI  48710

1948.128 Dupre 21951.5.2 Corot

Following the success of 2016’s festival, which brought over 60 artists to the region, the 2017 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival once again celebrates the art of plein air painting and the beauty of the Great Lakes Bay Region. A French expression meaning “in the open air,” plein air painting involves all five of the senses and describes a work completed entirely outdoors. Gaining popularity outside of Paris in France’s Fontainebleau Forest, this mid-19th century technique has remained esteemed into the 21st century.

Upon the completion of the 2017 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival on Saturday, June 17, this exhibition will showcase the work created by open class artists. Enjoy the variety of media and works depicting the Great Lakes Bay Region as experienced only in Plein Air!

 

2017 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air: Student Class

June 23 - August 26, 2017

OFF-SITE EXHIBITION: Delta College, S Wing Galleria | 1961 Delta Rd. | University Center, MI  48710

1948.128 Dupre 21951.5.2 Corot

Following the success of 2016’s festival, which brought over 60 artists to the region, the 2017 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival once again celebrates the art of plein air painting and the beauty of the Great Lakes Bay Region. A French expression meaning “in the open air,” plein air painting involves all five of the senses and describes a work completed entirely outdoors. Gaining popularity outside of Paris in France’s Fontainebleau Forest, this mid-19th century technique has remained esteemed into the 21st century.

Upon the completion of the 2017 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival on Saturday, June 17, this exhibition will showcase the work created by student class artists. Enjoy the variety of media and works depicting the Great Lakes Bay Region as experienced only in Plein Air!

 

Lochs and Follies: The Picturesque in Scotland 

June 9 - September 17, 2017

Graphic Arts Gallery 

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This exhibition closely examines a number of important sites in rural Scotland through mid to late 19th-century photographs, along with the then century-old notion of the picturesque, and the tourist and consumer culture which fueled the production and sale of location-based photography. Created by the Scottish artists James Valentine, George Washington Wilson, and Thomas Annan, these photographs also exhibit a fascination with and desire for novel photochemical processes.

Among the exhibition's subject matter are follies – fragments of historical abbeys and other architectural remnants – and lochs, including the famed Loch Katrine and additional inland waterways nestled in the glens of Scotland’s rolling landscape.