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  1. 1. MUSEUM / m/; yzâ/ /M 5,7427; 12X SCULPTURE MUSEUM Saginaw Valley State Ilniversity 7400 Bay Road, Llnivcrsity Center MI 48710 Volume: IX Issue II: Summer 2014 Museum attendance grows significantly With a strategic planning charge to increase Museum visitation through better marketing and heightened awareness, we are pleased to report that the overall number of visitors to the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum has increased seventy-seven percent since 2007. In fiscal year 2014, the Museum weicomed 17,760 visitors, 3,732 more than the previous year. We believe this year's increase in visitors is attributable, in part, to enhanced marketing throughout the region and the state, greater quality and diversity of temporary exhibitions, and increased K-l 2 educational programs. Attendance is not just about numbers, but about all of the programs and events that a museum offers. It's also about the opportunity to bring the arts to a wider and sometimes new audience. We have worked hard-and many of you have supported our efforts-to reach schools whose students have never been to the Museum; communities outside the Great Lakes Bay Region; targeted groups of people who have an interest in Marshall Fredericks in particular or sculpture in general; and the SVSU community of faculty, staff and students. i C* " 'CT-VUC' Saints, Sinners 8. Shenanigans qæellrii 1 “ I The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum will host its tenth annual _ äpl? ' . _ V M j” " gala benefit Saints, Sinners 8. Shenanigans on Friday, Sept. 26. ' . ' * »nj 1 _ . v t 5:30- I 1:00 p. m. “ l *f . V”. . , l v . ,. This year's event takes on an Irish theme and features Irish music, r i I il' Gaelic dancing, and an lrish Pub afterglow. "The event is going to be . l i , 'i _ fantastic, " said event co-chair Madeline Burke. "The Irish theme is r v i _ LSÅINTS, incredibly fun and will make for a memorable night for everyone who " “ ' " j . s » attends. " 1 KUN* zâ/ “CP 17' Saints, Sinners 8. Shenanigans includes a silent art auction and a live '- “ *Vm- 1, JL. _, _'_, '_ g . "_⁄ auction hosted by Midland auctioneer Mike Furlo. More than 40 regional l År. . _, ,;51 , 9; 26 V4 artists have donated a work of art for the auction with proceeds luigl , *' . *l I A 4 supporting exhibitions and educational programs at the Museum. The event will showcase an Irish-themed menu that includes carved leg of lamb with mint jelly, Guinness braised short ribs, potato crusted salmon with seafood chowder, and a platter of popular pickled foods such as cabbage, beets, and baby potatoes. Sponsorship at all levels offers the opportunity to be a presenter of a work of art from an online list of fabulous auction items. Contact Laurie Allison at IjalIiso@svsu. edu or 989-964-7082 to purchase tickets for the event or to get information on how you can become a sponsor. Sponsors when this newsletter went to print include: Title Sponsor Karolyn and Craig Goslin Don and Liana Bachand Michigan Pipe and Valve The Dow Chemical Co. Patti and Dave Kepler Bierlein Companies Inc. Susan and Peter Morley Benefactors Bill and Nancy Lamb Bob and Sue Bloenk Morley Foundation Bill and Sue Vititoe Craig McManaman, D. O. Braun Kendrick Thomas W. Payne Patrons Pumford Construction Fablano Brothers Bob and Jane Rogers Bradi and Brent Boyce Mervyn and Avril Roundtree Don B. Gill Jr. , The Gill Spence Brothers Denis and Madeline Burke SC Johnson 8. Son, Inc. Group - Morgan Stanley SVSU Office of Academic Consumers Energy Odail and Mamie Thorns Barbara Heller Affairs Episcopal Diocese of Wildfire Credit Union Roger and Judi Hill SVSU Office of The President Eastern Michigan Supporters F. P. Horak The H Hotel Carl Fredericks Dave and Kathy Abbs Lucy Horak Tri-Star Trust Bank Garber Automotive Anonymous Labadie Auto Saginaw Bay Underwriters Harry and Konnie Gill
  2. 2. ' Director's Corner l Marilyn L. Wheaton f 75 '“ ' Creating an exterior entrance into the Museum was a part of our 2007-2012 strategic plan. It was a long e; (T, time coming, but well worth the wait. Our goal in building the Jo Anne 8. Donald Petersen Sculpture “> , (' l. Garden and entrance was to design a public space where people can restfully walk and enjoy “l r« Marshall Fredericks's sculptures that are strategically placed along Winding walkways. We also wanted #1; j to create for visitors an awareness of the artist's bronze sculptures that would in turn prepare them for / the large body of plaster molds and models they would see once they entered the Museum from the garden. Additionally, we believed that an exterior entrance on the north side of the Museum would be a welcomin entre for SVSU faculty, staff and students traversing the campus on the east/ west parallel. A ceremonial ribbon cutting and dedication took place on May 2, 2014. More than one hundred friends and supporters attended the event and enjoyed the sculpture garden while they walked between the rain drops. l am proud to say that this is yet another of our strategic goals that has been accomplished. It is the generosity of many of you, our friends and supporters, who made this possible. Thank you. 'm3 ; JC h? i * V'›; ':Vl , 'l . = , t i , l' . l, n). l i. l "°' . Ki . “ T t. _ A Jim andv Kelly Fabiano (left) and Odail and Mamie Thorns appeared Å D°n°ld Pelefsen (fight) W°5 the comfortable on the garden benches they sponsored. QUeSl 5999'er- l i ' L _ A Bill and Sue Vititoe (left) ond Liana and Don Bachand celebrated the dedication. li* ÅThe Je Anne & Donald petersen A l to r: Andy Bethune, Marilyn “å” ' ' -' Sculpture Garden os it appeared Wheaton, Carolyn Bloodworth, Linda 'tim' July (I 2014 Sims, and Don Bachand stood adjacent -⁄ __ Æg; to a botanical bed Consumers Energy 3 . Sponsored. B> . -.. ... .._, ,,T. ... ›.<ÆƧ2äáë»n. s-Å Strategic planning made possible with an Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundations grant Thanks to a $7,500 grant from the Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundations, the Museum is bringing in Simone Joyaux, one of the nonprofit sector's most thoughtful, inspirational and provocative leaders to facilitate a strategic planning process with the board and staff. The outcome will be a new five-year plan. A strategic plan is the most effective element of the governance of a non-profit organization. lt is the roadmap for the director/ CEO, board and staff. lt is referred to as daily decisions are made and, when successfully executed, the resulting agreed upon mission, vision and strategic steps unite the organization and shape its public face in the community. lt is the guiding structure and the engine that drive progress toward the important shared outcomes at the center of an organization's activities. The importance of a transparent mission and vision for the Museum continues to be at the core of every outreach and on-site educational program, exhibition, acquisition, Conservation project, and collaboration with SVSU and its intemal constituencies. page 2
  3. 3. MUSEUM mtr/ was Transparent. Illusory. Shadowy. Words to describe Korean artist's work "The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum is excited to be exhibiting the works of Korean artist Seungmo Part< featuring his meticulously cut MAYA (meaning "illusion" in Sanskrit) imagery V) _, and aluminum wire wrapped sculpture forms, " noted Marilyn Wheaton. T, ” “r Seungmo Park, Meticulously Snipped 8. Wrapped opens at the Museum Sept. 26 and runs i ' through Dec. 6, 2014. i- i According to Park, the MAYA are created by layering slightly out of line and separate sheets ; i of wire mesh. After sketching the outline of the image on to the mesh, he cuts through the layers Å 'f y to varying depths to create more or less density of wire cross hatching which, when lit from behind, [j " i results in images that may look transparent, illusory, or shadowy. Using a process that could be the new definition of meticulous, Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh. Each work begins with a photograph, which is superlmposed over layers of wire with a projector, then using a subtractive technique, the artist slowly snips away areas of mesh. Pieces are several inches thick as each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few finger widths apart, giving the portraits a certain depth and dimensionality that's hard to convey in a photograph. The works shown here are from the artist's "Human" series where he recreates the delicate wrinkles and folds of clothing as well as the sinuous muscuiature of the human body in metallic layers reminiscent of tree rings. He also sculpts bicycles, musical instnJments, and other forms as part of his "Object" series. Seungmo Park Young Knight The Fredericks Family Foundation recently gifted the Museum a casting of Young Knight, which is now on permanent display in the Sculptor's Studio. Originally cast for Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, the sculpture depicts a kneeling knight in armor with his sword on the ground gazing upward in thanks for victory in battle. Commissioned by the high school's class of 1948, the sculpture is a memorial to the fifty-one alumni who perished during World War II. The students held fundraisers and worked odd jobs to raise the funds necessary to finance the sculpture. Dedicated on Annistice Day 1949, "Young Knight" originally stood in a black marble niche in the school's main corridor. Recent efforts by members of the class of 1948 have led to the placement of a plaque crediting Marshall Fredericks as the sculptor on the memorial. From the Archives _ : Update on Digitization Project _'°. _°. _§ | NST| TUTE I ln September 2013, the Museum received a '-30 0 c $25,296 Museums for America grant to support "$03.50 MUSEUMandl-lbrarl/ Q O collection stewardship activities from the _. ° : å sERl/ 'CES Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). o This grant is enabling the Museum staff to digitize 815 of Marshall Fredericks's project drawings to make them widely available for research and education. To date, all 815 drawings have been scanned and uploaded to the existing digital collection. Project staff is presently engaged in creating metadata for all of the drawings and will soon begin updating the finding aid for the collection. Once the project is completed in September, the images can be viewed at http: //omeka. svsu. edu/ . This project will give art scholars, historians, students, and artists access to the drawings for research and education, enhancing understanding of the artist's artistic process and development. Digitization will also protect fragile artistic material from excessive handling and resulting deterioration. The IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 Iibraries and 17,500 museums. The mission of IMLS is to inspire Iibraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Park Soo Young IHFSNI BOARD OF ADVISORS Andrew Bethune - Sagirlaw Madeline Burke - Cass City Kelly Fabiano - Freeland Carl NL Fredericks - Cardiff, CA Chris Fredericks - Charleston, SC Rosalind C. Fredericks - New York, NY Roz Fredericks - Brighton Suzanne (Suki) Fredericks « Leicester, VT Konnie Gil] - Bay City Barbara Heller - Birmingham Deborah Huntley - Saginaw James Jaime - Bay City Gary Labadie - Bay City Nancy html: - - Midland Talesia Mitchell - Lansing Emie E. Paulick - Bad Axe Dawn Domke Pumford - Midland Bob Rogers - Bay City Avril Roundtree - Pigeon Odail Thorns - Saginaw Donna Vansteenhouse - Midland Sue Vititoe - Grosse Points Farms Isabelle Weiss - Detroit HONORARY BOARD MIZMBIZR jack Martin STAF F Marilyn L. Wheaton, Director Lmlrie Allison, Senior Secretary Melissa Ford, CA Archivist Geoffery Haney, Registrar Andrea Ondish, Curator of Education 'wmx'. M arsh allF redericks. 0 tg facebookcom/ marshallmiredericks. J sculptureanuseum i , -' v l twittencom/ mfsm _⁄4 Page 3
  4. 4. New Board Members Deborah Huntley is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at SVSU. Prior to her current position, she was Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Deborah and her husband AI live in Saginaw. Nancy Lamb was appointed director of Corporate Media Relations in April 20t 2 to lead Dow Chemical Company's media relations program with top-tier and trade media, while serving as an enterprise-level spokesperson. In July, 2013 she was named to her current role in Michigan Operations. Nancy resides in Midland with her family. 2014 Summer Art Camps Summer art camps at the Museum were attended by 55 children ages 8-18. Thank you Johnny Burke Children's Foundation, Josephine Ondish Scholarship Fund, Ernie Paulick, Avril and Mervyn Roundtree, Dan Veresh and Sara Clark Scholarship Fund, and Sue and Bill Vititoe for the Scholarship funds. See photos of the students and their art work at http: //goo. gI/ lp9ny6. Honoring the memory of a dear friend Alma Williams Gilmore Doud was 90 years of age when she passed away on May l, 20t 4. Alma served on the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Board of Advisors from 1996-2012. She also served on the SVSU Foundation Committee, where she and her husband Richard Gilmore established the Gilmore-Williams Fund, which has benefited the Museum over many years. Alma's gorgeous smile and indelible laugh will long be remembered. Plein Air Art Cruises How can you learn about Plein Air Art? Of course, it would be to create artwork in an outstanding outdoor setting and in this case on a sail aboard the Appledore lV on the Saginaw river and bay. With a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and in partnership with artists from the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum and Studio 23, The Arts Center, BaySaiI will integrate art and nature cruises on August 13, 20, 27 and Sept. 3. Participants ages 8 and up will learn about Plein Air Art making while enjoying a cruise in a natural setting. At the conclusion of the cruise, participants will finish their artworks at Studio 23, 90t N. Water St. in Bay City. Learn more about this unique program by visiting http: //www. baysaiIbaycity. org. UPCOMING EVENIS Sept. 26, - Dec. 6, 2014 Seungmo Park, Meticulously Snipped 8. Wrapped exhibition Sept. 26, 5:30 - 11:00 p. m. Saints, Sinners 8. Shenanigans gala Dec. 10, 2014 - Jan. 17, 2015 Creative Cardinals lnvitational exhibition Jan. 24 - May 16, 2015 l9th and 20th Century American and European Figurative Bronze Sculpture exhibition May 24 - Aug. 30, 2015 Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams exhibition June 9, 2015 Lecture. Sam Mihara will speak about what happened to Japanese Americans who were removed from their homes and sent to internment camps, 1942-1945. Bay Area Community Foundation awards grant to Museum Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Bay Area Community Foundation, the Museum will mount an exhibition of art work from several collections - in the Great Lakes Bay Region. The exhibition, i9th and 20th Century American and European Figurative Bronze Sculpture, will open at the Museum on Jan. 24 and run through May 16, 2015. The 37 bronze sculptures that have been curated for the exhibition are in private, college, and museum collections in Bay City, Midland and Saginaw. "We rely on philanthropic support for our programming. including exhibitions, " noted Marilyn Wheaton, museum director and exhibition curator. “The Bay Area Community Foundation's gift gives us the opportunity to bring important works of art to a public venue where visitors can observe and examine the work of sculptors from two continents over more than a century. This exhibition is particularly special insofar as all of the exhibition content resides within the Great Lakes Bay Region. That's something of which we can all be proud. " Bay Area community foundation PURWQCHIGAN* Great Lakes Bay Region Where Innovation Flows Your support is appreciated. Envelope enclosed for your Convenience

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