Detroit, MI 48202
MARILYN: Artist as Icon is a group exhibition conceived by WSU photo alumni Jon Pickell, Steve Boni, and Donita Simpson. This venue is to honor the participating artists, many of whom are alumni, and the 30 plus years of Marilyn Zimmerwoman’s teaching; as an evolving feminist forged through serving in the trenches of the culture wars, addressing identity politics, active in grassroots local activism, performance art, revolution, consciousness raising and social justice. Decades of images have been generated as she has been muse, model, and madwoman.
Participating artists include WSU faculty: Millee Tibbs, Stanley Rosenthal, David Becker (now at U of WI), Professor Emeritus Robert Wilbert; WSU Alumni: Thomas Allen, Sheri Archer, Steve Boni, Rick Bruner, Sue Carman-Vian, Topher Crowder, Bryce Denison, David Doubley, Ed Fraga, Stephanie Henderson, Peter Lenzo, Eric Mesko, Jon Pickell, Erin Robinson, Donita Simpson, Jack Summers, Alan Truhan, also Judy Eliyas, Elayne Gross, Kenneth Josephson, Cal Kowal, Marianne Letasi, Cary Loren, Erin Miller, Michael Peven, Mike Nykoruk, Jack Sal, Connie Samaras, Michael Sarnacki, Steve Sprague, Alan Teller, Robert Warhover, Allan Zinn and more.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 5, 5-8PM at the Art Department Gallery and will include a performance featuring WSU alumna Sue Carman-Vian, highlighting the newly renovated Yamasaki Reflective Garden. The performance will begin at 6:30PM. The reception and performance are supported by the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Alumni Association.