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WMU represented well in art for governor's residence

Oct. 12, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Works of four artists with current or former ties to Western Michigan University have been selected for display in the Michigan Governor's Mansion.

Photo of Faith by Ellen Armstrong.Oil paintings by Ellen L. Armstrong, academic advisor for the WMU Frostic School of Art, and acrylic and mixed media work by part-time art instructor Paul Nehring are on display, as well as photographs by student George Crow. In addition, former WMU part-time art instructor Brenda Snipe, has her work exhibited.

Their creations are among the work of 37 Michigan artists whose art was chosen. Selected artists passed an initial screening process, with the final choices of artwork made by Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm and First Gentleman Daniel G. Mulhern. The selected artists have been invited to attend a reception at the residence Friday, Oct. 29.

Lansing Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Governor's Residence Michigan Artists Program, brings artwork into the public areas of the Lansing Governor's Residence, including the living room, dining room, garden room, and outdoor spaces. Exhibited artwork will be available for sale during the exhibit. The exhibit, lasting one year, will end in August of 2011.

For more information, call the Lansing Art Gallery at (517) 374-6400.

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Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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