Self – Clarissa R Gerber
Show Dates: May 25- July 21, 2018
Reception: Saturday, July 21
Whether understood as complex physiological organisms or as souls swaddled in flesh, humans embody mystery and potentiality. My interest goes beyond the unseen and incorporeal elements to embrace the physicality of people as well as their collective psychology. I find subtle moments revealing—the tension in an arm, the curve of a shoulder, the intense look in an eye, and the connections people make when they look at each other.
My work rides the edge between different modes of painting with color acting as a central component. I am drawn to that space where representation meets abstraction and where volume and flatness intersect. Overlapping marks create layers of paint that both reveal and conceal, similar to our physical surroundings’ ability to both reflect and influence our identity. My current series acts as both a study of persona and as conduit to express emotion for myself, for the model, and for the viewer. Through the use of color and the expressive language of paint, my work connects the personal to that which links us as human beings.
Clarissa R Gerber received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Michigan State University in 2011. Gerber is a figurative painter who uses color and the expressive language of paint to present the human form, both physically and psychologically. Her work has been exhibited numerous times in national juried exhibitions, including the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Brooklyn, New York; Gallery 263 in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Illinois; and First Street Gallery in New York City. In 2015, Gerber had a solo exhibition entitled Sensation in the Sheetz and McLanahan Galleries on the campus of Penn State Altoona. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional information and images of Gerber’s work are available at ClarissaRGerber.com.
June 2 – July 15, 2018
Reception Friday, June 1, 2018 6–8pm
Sometimes Bluebird featuring the work of Marcos Valella, Britta Urness, and Jacquelynn Sullivan. This special exhibition is organized by Britta Urness. Sometimes Bluebird brings the work of three artists together to discover new layers of abstraction, the relationship between humans and experience, and what can materialize as an object – as an artwork – or appear as an activity. All three artists lean on differing subject matter (permanence, action, memory, communication, the self) and the resulting installations can be read as both ephemeral or long-lasting.
Join us on Mackinac Island for a special weekend at one of the world’s finest hotels where you will enjoy private porch receptions, unique programming, fine gourmet dinners, and good company!
- Private porch receptions and gourmet dinners
- An enjoyable evening of musical theatre with a performance by MSU Department of Theatre students
- Guided tour of the Manoogian Art Collection led by Tatum Walker, ’13 MSU Art History alumna and visual culture and museum studies specialist
- Presentation and workshop, titled “Dance Engine: Audience Engagement In Theatre Through Technology” and focused on the intersection of computer programing and performing arts, by Alison Dobbins, Associate Professor of Theatre, and Charles Owen, Associate Professor of Computer Science
- Evening performance of delightful A cappella music by the award-winning student performance group, The MSU Accafellas
Our summer camps introduce children to different languages and cultures by providing a fun learning environment that focuses on games, songs, and other playful interactions. The curricula are theme-based and include topics of interest and relevance to children. Different activity types are alternated with games and hands-on as well as visually activated learning. In our lessons, we try to connect the new knowledge with the community by visiting campus locations such as the dairy store and the botanical gardens. All camps take place on MSU’s campus.
French is open to children ages 6-12. No previous knowledge is required and children of higher levels can be accommodated.
We are offering two French camps this summer. The topics covered in both camps are different. Students can register for either or both camps.
French camp A runs Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 2018 from 8:30 am – 4 pm, sack lunch provided by parents. Morning-only option available (8:30 am – 12 pm).
Before and after care available upon request for an additional charge. Multiple-program/child discounts are available (10%). Camps will be cancelled if fewer than 5 students enroll.
Our summer camps for teens offer an accelerated experience for students with prior experience learning a language. The camps focus on speaking and listening skills with some reading and writing mixed in and are open to students ages 13 and above. All camps take place on MSU’s campus.
German camp runs Monday-Friday, July 9-12, 2018 from 12:30-4 pm.
After care available upon request for an additional charge. Multiple-program/child discounts are available (10%). Camps will be cancelled if fewer than 5 students enroll.
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE LION KING brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.
Come out and enjoy this sensory friendly performance of Disney’s “The Lion King” at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts.