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THE ROZSA GALLERIES

Unless otherwise noted, gallery hours are
M-F, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturdays from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Gallery events are free and open to the public.  


NEW in 2015/16, the Rozsa Gallery was re-envisioned as two separate art spaces: A-SPACE  and gallery b

A-Space  is a professional exhibition space.  

gallery b  is an experimental classroom and instsallation space. 

gallery b is part of "Project Learning Lab," a cutting-edge Visual Arts experiment that takes place within the Rozsa gallery. Students in 3D Design and Sculpture will use the Rozsa Gallery as an active and alternative classroom, transforming the space into a real-time work of art during the semester. Student work will be shown twice each semester. A mid-semester showcase will open the gallery for our community to see work in-progress; the end of semester exhibition will welcome community into a fully transformed space.  As part of Project Learning Lab, our Visual Arts Faculty are working alongside our students as Resident Art Fellows. 

NEW for 2016/2017:

Concourse Gallery
The Rozsa Featured Artist Series
Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 in the Rozsa Gallery Concourse, located in two framed sections on the outside walls of the Rozsa Galleries, in the Lower Level Atrium.
 
The Rozsa Gallery Concourse  is pleased to announce this year's featured artists, Linda King Ferguson and Sue Stephens. The Concourse Gallery is dedicated to the work of our exceptional local artists. Artists are selected based on their long-standing contributions to our region. This year's exhibition is open October through April. 

 

Next Exhibit:



 
ChickenBus   Artist Lisa Gordillo
Feb. 25 - Mar. 24  Opening Reception:  Saturday, February 25  Rozsa Gallery A-Space 5:30 - 7:00 PM  Free 
Closing Poetry & Marimba Concert: Thursday, March 23 Rozsa Lobby 6:00 PM  FREE
 
 
A chicken bus is a bright, loud, jostling work of public transportation. This exhibit by artist Lisa Gordillo features art inspired by Gordillo’s collaborations with Guatemalan journalists, poets, and novelists. Chickenbus reflects on borders and cultural boundaries. It is the first U.S. exhibit of this U.S.-Guatemalan collaboration, which heads to Guatemala in 2017.



2016/17 Rozsa Gallery Schedule
please note, this schedule is subject to change


Artist Lali Khalid Presents "Being Between"
Sept 2-Sept 22, Lecture and Reception on Friday, September 16
A Rozsa Gallery A-Space Independent Artist Exhibit
 
Lecture at 3pm on Friday, Sept. 16. 
Reception at 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM in Rozsa Gallery A-Space
 
Free and open to the public.
 
Lali Khalid is a photographer, originally from Pakistan, now living in Marquette. Her images explore questions of identity, home, and displacement. Her show, Being Between, runs from Sept 2-Sept 22 in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space. 
 
 
 
Being between
 
This work is about following. I follow myself with a camera, and frame
 
where I am. As the shutter opens and closes, it becomes where I was.
 
Looking back, amid ever shifting grounds, I am followed by what is
 
constant. The photographs show it as my family and my own image, but
 
much of what is constant can neither be seen, nor photographed.
 
I follow myself with a camera because I don’t know where I am going. I
 
follow myself with a camera because I want to see who was with me, and
 
whom I was missing. I follow myself with a camera to remember the way
 
home.
 
 
For more information, please visit the artist's website:






Flats and Rounds
 
Rozsa Gallery A-Space
Sept 30 - Nov 18
Reception Friday, September 30, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free

Artist Sarah Hewitt will be in residence from Oct 21-26. Sarah will be working on an installation of her weaving in the Rozsa lobby. 
Sarah will also be giving a lecture on art, craft, and feminism while she's here: on Tuesday, Oct 25 at 5pm outside of the Rozsa gallery.
 
 
The Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents Flats and Rounds , an exhibition of the work of two artists, Kathleen McCloud and Sarah Hewitt. Flats and Rounds opens with a public reception on Friday, September 30, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and will continue through November 18. The reception is free and open to the public, and gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturday from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Hewitt will also create a weaving installation on-site, in the Rozsa Lobby, from October 20 – 26th. A public lecture by Hewitt to discuss her work further will be held in the Rozsa on the evening of Tuesday, October 25.
 
This exhibition brings together many genres of art; installation, painting, weaving, printmaking, papermaking and sculpture. Combinations, permutations and someplace in between both two-dimensional (flat) and three-dimensional (round) works of art challenge the labels the viewer places on artists and artworks. VPA Assistant Professor and A-Space gallery manager Lisa Gordillo elaborates: “Hewitt and McCloud explore single and multi-dimensional space, gender mythology, and cultural storytelling in this exhibit.”
 
Kathleen McCloud, a visual artist currently living in Santa Fe New Mexico, works in painting, printmaking, sculpture and installation mediums. McCloud writes, “My paintings and print-based paper constructions expand upon history and the mythologizing that insinuates into the cultural story over time. I reconfigure the characters into a variety of relationships and environments to create globalized narratives that address current events and the replay of history. The melting pot of characters is reflected in the diverse materials used to make them, which include mixed papers, fabric, plastic and wax. As in fairy tales and myths, these paper characters appear as enchanters- both ephemeral and powerful transformers. Their territory is the borderlands between the known and the unknown, raising questions about home and what it means to be connected a this time.”
 
Sarah Hewitt is an artist who currently lives in New York but calls northern New Mexico and mid-coast Maine home. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country. Upcoming exhibitions include Kindred Beasts at the Everson Museum, and Flats and Rounds . Hewitt has received awards and residencies from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center, Purchase College/SUNY, Quimby Colony and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Hewitt describes her work this way:

She vows
To make plastic art
Redefine plastic art
To make you love plastic art
To challenge and bewitch you with what you think is formal or plastic
To make you bow to her craft
Redefine craft
 
To weave
To weave your mind
To weave your mind into confusion
To drag you into the sacred without your consent  
                                         -Sarah Hewitt



 


Come In, We’re Open
 Tuesday - Saturday,  Nov. 1 - 5  Rozsa Gallery - gallery b  Receptions on Th & F 5:00 - 6:30 PM  Free
A mid-semester showcase of student works or art in-progress in Rozsa gallery b. The exhibit features work by students participating in Project Learning Lab, VPA’s alternative arts classroom.

 


Open Studio 
 Thursday, November 10  Wadsworth G04W 7:00 - 8:30 PM Free
The Studio for Now  is a space for studio work by Professor Anne Beffel. It also serves as a place for creative community members to meet, share work, and discuss ideas. This evening will be an open house during which you are free to wander The Studio for Now and experience some of the projects and thinking that evolves in the space.
 


This Is Always Finished, Project Learning Lab’s End-of-Semester Student Art Exhibit Opens
 
Friday, December 2  Rozsa Gallery - gallery b  5:00 PM  Free

 
Works of art are always (and never!) finished. This end-of-semester installation will showcase art developed by students participating in Project Learning Lab, Visual and Performing Art’s alternative arts classroom based inside Rozsa’s gallery b. The Michigan Tech community is invited to join our students for conversations about their works – both finished and in-progress. The Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts present This is Always Finished, in Rozsa Galleries’ A-Space and gallery b, Friday Dec. 2- Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, with a reception on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. The reception is free and all are welcome.  Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturday from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 
 
Work on display was created in Lisa Gordillo’s Sculpture and Advanced Sculpture classes, by students from many campus disciplines including Accounting, Forestry, Materials Science, and Visual and Performing Arts. Students were encouraged to work with the gallery’s architecture, to explore alternative materials, and to create large-scale installations in the space. Student work this semester was influenced by contemporary artists such as Doris Salcedo, El Anatsui, Ai Wei Wei, and Do Ho Suh. 
 
Student artists represented:
 
Katie Draves
Zep Elkerton
Charlie Heckel
Mark Ilenich
Kaiyu Lin
Natalia Parra Alvarez
Aaron Rabideau
Olivia Smith
Brandon Stimac
Tiffani Whipple
Hannah Fisher
Grace Schroeder
Cambry Totten-Wade
 
 



 
ChickenBus   Feb. 25 - Mar. 24  Opening Reception:  Saturday, February 25  Rozsa Gallery A-Space 5:30 - 7:00 PM  Free
A chicken bus is a bright, loud, jostling work of public transportation. This exhibit by artist Lisa Gordillo features art inspired by Gordillo’s collaborations with Guatemalan journalists, poets, and novelists. Chickenbus reflects on borders and cultural boundaries. It is the first U.S. exhibit of this U.S.-Guatemalan collaboration, which heads to Guatemala in 2017.
 


Come In, We’re Open
  Week of Feb 27  Rozsa Gallery - gallery b  Reception with the student artists on Thursday, March 2, 5:00 - 6:30 PM  Free
A mid-semester showcase of student works or art in-progress in Rozsa gallery b. The exhibit features work by students participating in Project Learning Lab, VPA’s alternative arts classroom.


VPA Faculty and Staff Exhibit
Rozsa gallery, A-Space
Opening reception: Friday, March 31, 4-6pm
Exhibit open: March 31 - April 28

 


Measure
, April 18 - 22  Reception TH April 20 5:00 - 6:30 PM Free
A year-end exhibit of sculpture developed by students participating in Project Learning Lab, VPA’s alternative arts classroom. Students will show their own works of art that were inspired by international sculptural traditions. Exhibit opens 4/18 (8am) and closes 4/22 (8pm). 
 



Open Studio
  Thursday, April 20  Free 
Wadsworth G04W 4:00 - 5:30 PM Free
Join us this afternoon and see the creative activity that has unfolded during this semester at The Studio For Now, a space that serves as a creative studio for Professor Anne Beffel and as an incubation and meeting space for creative groups.



previous 2015-2016 shows

 

A-Space


KSEF presents SCALE

August 4 - Sept 11


Senses of Land: Art and Poetry of Landscape

Opens: Friday, Sept 25
Reception: Saturday, Oct 10 6-7:30pm
Closes: November 14
 
Senses of Land  features visual art and poetry focusing on landscape, ecology, and community. Artists Sage Dawson, Allen Morris, and Cathleen Faubert present a multi-sensory collection of art works alongside the  poetry of writer David Ebenbach. This show explores personal connections to diverse landscapes, and how we find our ways among the places where we live.

 

Noise Floor

Sound Installation by Josh Loar

Jan 22-31 | Reception:  Friday, Jan 22 


"Noise surrounds us.  In the industrial world we are constantly bombarded with sounds, most of which we no longer even notice (the hum of compressor motors, the whine of routers, the whirr of hard drives, the roar of lawnmowers).  Noise Floor is an interactive exhibit focused on the pervasive noise around us, mechanical and cultural--bringing into focus sounds that we normally shut out of our conscious minds."

BIO:

"Josh Loar is a multimedia artist and designer whose works have been featured in galleries and salons from NYC to Los Angeles, and his design and music composition has been featured in countless stage shows, films, TV programs, theme parks, concerts, and so on.  He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, director, writer, painter, filmmaker, and all-around general artist type."


Tipping Points, Artist Rachel Kauff

Show Opens: Sat. Feb 20 (closes Monday April 25)   Reception: Feb 20, 5-7pm (artist talk: 5:30pm)

Partially sponsored/funded by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLS) which is funded by a grant to Institutional Equity & Inclusion from the State of Michigan's King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.
 
Tipping Points explores our relationship to landscape, ecology, and environmental health. Works of art in this show speak to the balances and imbalances that humans strike with nature. Rachel is a King-Chavez-Parks University Scholar. 

gallery b


t.b.d.

A mid-semester showing of student works-in-progress.
October: 19-25
The public is inivited to join us for two receptions with the student artists on Thursday, Oct 22 5-7 pm and Sunday Oct 25 2 - 4:30 pm.

Equal and Opposite

December 10, 5:30-7pm
Student Learning Lab Showcase, a showing of the student-transformed space at the end of the fall semester.


Come In, We’re Open.

A mid-semester showing of student works-in-progress.
Feb 29 – March 4
1 weekday and 1 weeknight event.
 

Extraxtion

April 18-23, Reception Thursday, April 20th: 5:00-6:30pm. Extraxtion hours will be F/SAT 1:00 - 8:00 PM 

The Rozsa Center and The Department of Visual And Performing Art present the final exhibit of Sculpture and 3D Design students, who will host an exhibit titled “Extraxtion,” with a public reception for their work in Rosza “gallery b,” the Rozsa’s experimental  Project Learning Lab gallery space, this Thursday, April 21st, from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. The exhibit is free and open to the public.  On display will be a collection of sculptures, a series of drawings, and four “traditional lathes,” designed and fabricated by students. Students will also showcase Call and Response, a collaboration between Sculpture and 3-D design students with Dr. Laura Fiss's Literary Survey class. 
 
Student artists will be on hand to meet visitors and discuss their work. It is a great time to visit the Project Learning Lab, an innovative arts classroom for Michigan Tech’s students and community.