EMU School of Art & Design Exhibition at the Riverside Arts Center:  three – person group show.

The opening reception is during the Ypsilanti’s First Fridays on Friday, October 5th from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Exhibition dates: October 5th – 26th

The School of Art & Design is excited to bring together the work of Carol Hanna, Arthur “Rocky” Rockall and Ellen Wilt for the October Eastern Michigan University art exhibition at the Riverside Arts Center.  These three artists include two of our past graduate students and a Professor Emeritus of Art. Just as artworks for the art school range greatly in style and presentation, so do the works in this group exhibition including: mixed media sculptural works, prints, representational and abstract paintings.

Carol Hanna:    

BS Bus.Ad. from Eastern Michigan University 1971, BFA from Eastern Michigan University 2003, MA from Eastern Michigan University 2011

Currently working and earning awards for her paintings as she exhibits in the Washtenaw County area and throughout the U. S. “Inspiration for these paintings comes from that elusive moment when somewhere in the fresh outdoor air and soft shadows, a bird song begins for all to listen.  Nothing stirs and time stands still while the singing continues.  Then, after a bit, time and place resume.” – Hanna

Website:  www.Carolhanna.com     Email:  c.a@hannastudio.net

Arthur “Rocky” Rockall: 

Associate’s Degree from Schoolcraft College. BA from Wayne State University. MA from Eastern Michigan University 

Rocky earned his degrees after completing his work career. He was with Ford Motor Co for 35 years before his retirement. Rocky was one of the first craftsmen to work at the Ford Design Center. He began his career as a clay modeler and was Supervisor of sculpting’s luxury car interiors at the time of his retirement. Prior to his death in 2015 he had two one man shows one at the Lansing Gallery and the second in Midland. He also exhibited in numerous Southeastern Michigan art exhibits, juried and not. He is survived by his wife Diane Rockall.

Ellen Wilt:

BFA from the University of Michigan 1969.  MA from the University of Michigan 1970.  

Professor Emeritus of Art at Eastern Michigan University, where she taught for 17 years (1969 – 1985).

This EMU exhibit will also be on display during the annual Riverside Arts Center event “Fall for Art” on Saturday, October 13th starting at 7pm.  Please see riversidearts.org/ffa18 for tickets.