89th MI Regional Exhibition
The 89th Michigan Regional Exhibition returns to again showcase some of the best contemporary art being created by Michigan artists.
The juried 89th Michigan Regional Exhibition, featuring 156 works from 145 artists, returns to showcase some of the best contemporary art in Michigan. Juried from a wide pool of entries, the Michigan Regional is comprised of representational and abstract painting, sculpture, drawing, textiles and fibers, ceramics, mixed media, and photography. Visitors will be engaged and challenged by objects both traditional and experimental, and can explore issues of technical skill, artistic inspiration, social and political discourse, and how others perceive the world around us. Many of the artworks on display are for sale, creating the opportunity for guests to collect original art and directly support a vital Michigan artist community.
Note from the MMA Curator…
Underwritten by Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP and Shape Corp. Awards sponsored by Swanson Pickle Co. Media Sponsor is WGVU Public Media.
About the Juror
This year’s juror was independent curator, writer, and artist Petra Fallaux. She is the former director of the Hewlett Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, where she oversaw eight to fourteen exhibitions a year that included multi-disciplinary shows in the visual and performing arts and various sciences. Fallaux was the founding director of the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, which serves as the University’s primary contemporary art gallery. Today, she works as an independent writer, curator, juror, teacher, grant panelist, and artist. She has curated or juried exhibitions of not only traditional media, but new media including textiles, film, architecture, industrial design, holograms, and digital. A teacher, Fallaux specializes in film and film editing, dyeing and screen printing, and arts management and administration.
The 89th Michigan Regional opens on September 28, 2017. Join us for the opening reception and awards program from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.