UM-Flint launches virtual exhibit for student artists

Flint, Michigan—Nothing is more rewarding as a student than seeing the culmination of your year of hard work on display for everyone to see. With the new realities that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the fore, this opportunity gives way to social distancing and the closure of academic campuses.


UM-Flint is making pandemic adjustments for its department of Art and Art History’s annual student art exhibition by facilitating a virtual gallery for their student work that would otherwise have been held at the Great Flint Art Council Gallery.


The gallery launched, Friday, May 8 with over 200 student art pieces with ceramic, photography, painting, animation, printmaking, and other artistic mediums, with Detroit-based artist Tylonn Sawyer serving as the juror of awards.


“This was a really challenging experience just because there were so many awesome pieces throughout the submissions,” said Sawyer in an announcement video.


View the awards below.

The exhibition also recognizes Homeyra Banaeefar, the recipient of the Dr. Sarah Jordan Lippert Scholarship for Excellence.


"This is one of very few opportunities that we have to really see the diversity and creative output of our students in one place. It's an opportunity to be inspired by your student colleagues and to come together as a community," said Associate Professor of Art & Design, Ben Gaydos.


To view the Art and Art History exhibition visit their website.


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