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CMU Professor uses old photographs to create an imagined history of gay and lesbian relationships

On display at the 10th annual GETXOPHOTO festival in Getxo, Spain

On display at the 10th annual GETXOPHOTO festival in Getxo, Spain

A Central Michigan University Professor has traveled the world exhibiting her art.

Her exhibit Through the Lens of Desire was displayed in New York City and just finished displaying in Getxo, Spain.

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Retired Mackinac Island carriage horse taps into his creative side

Margaret and Nick painting

Margaret and Nick painting

A former Mackinac Island carriage horse is living up his retirement years in Illinois. He’s been tapping into his creative side, with help from his trainer.

Nick may look like your average 22-year old Appaloosa/Clydesdale mix – but he’s far from a normal gelding. Continue reading

Saginaw Art Museum featuring a different type of artist- Katherine Gonso Mitchell

The Saginaw Art Museum is expanding into a different kind of artist- an avant-garde stylist who was popular in the Tri-Cities in the 1960s and 70s.

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Gonso acrylic painting from 1966 titled “Dragonfly.”

The Artisan Wing of the Saginaw Art Museum is known to feature contemporary artists. This time around it decided to feature artist Katherine Gonso Mitchell. Continue reading

Photography class takes a snapshot of Beaver Island life

Picture captured by Melanie Mrozek during the class.

Picture captured by Melanie Mrozek during the class.


In an interesting twist on a photography class, a CMU art professor left for Beaver Island with 15 honors students and a five day lesson plan.

The students were asked to explain the narrative of day-to-day life on Beaver Island, using nothing but pictures they took on their smartphones. Continue reading

Museum offers hundreds of drawings, online

"Leaping Gazelle Fountain" Courtesy Photo.

“Leaping Gazelle Fountain” Courtesy Photo.

You don’t have to travel to the museum to appreciate fine works of art, now that a mid Michigan museum has made hundreds of pieces viewable online.

A bronze gazelle in mid-jump curves its head back and faces the sky.

This “Leaping Gazelle Fountain” as it’s called, is one of the images available online to patrons of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in Saginaw.

Recently the museum finished archiving more than 800 drawings of the late sculptor, Marshall Fredericks. Continue reading