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8/3/2017 Member News
Saginaw Art Museum Announces Call for Art Critics for “Eye on Art” Art Review Program

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August 3, 2017

CONTACT:
STACEY GANNON, 989.754.2491
sgannon@saginawartmuseum.org

Saginaw Art Museum Announces Call for Art Critics for “Eye on Art” Art Review Program

Saginaw, Michigan – The Saginaw Art Museum’s Eye on Art program announces a call for art critics for the 2017-2018 event season. This is the 3rd year for the Eye on Art program, which is funded by the Jury Foundation. The Eye on Art program is a review of arts and cultural programming presented by the Saginaw Art Museum, Temple Theatre, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, Saginaw Choral Society, and Pit & Balcony Theatre. The program is a collaborative effort between the Township View, Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College and Central Michigan University, administered by the Saginaw Art Museum.

The goal of the Eye on Art program is to increase the awareness of and build audiences for local Saginaw art organizations, and to enhance the quality reputations of arts and culture in the community. The program functions by vetting two (or more) critics per participating venue to ensure that all forms of artistic expression are represented.

Past critics were selected from Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College and Central Michigan University by faculty for their knowledge of journalism and the respective subject matter, however, this year the Saginaw Art Museum is opening the program up to the public, including but not limited to students, recent graduates, artists, or anyone with proper qualifications and interest in the arts. Those selected will be mentored by the museum's Assistant Curator of Arts & Education, Sarah Trew, and Event Coordinator, Jennifer Gray, as well as Janet Martineau, former reviewer for the Saginaw News and longstanding supporter of the arts. Those selected to participate in the program will have their review published in a half page article in the Township View, and will receive a compensation of $50 per review published.

If interested in applying to the Eye on Art program, please contact Jennifer Gray at events@saginawartmusem.org or 989.754.2491 x110 for more details.

About the Saginaw Art Museum:
The Saginaw Art Museum is a vibrant arts and cultural resource for Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region. Since 1947, the Museum has brought more than 4,500 years of creativity to the area through visual, auditory and performance arts from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Housed in an historical 1904 Georgian-Revival mansion with Italianate gardens and two award-winning modern wings, the Museum has a permanent collection of art in excess of 2,000 objects, a dynamic exhibition program, a major art reference library, collaborative education programs, and special events. Various levels of membership offer access to the Saginaw Art Museum and its historic gardens as well as reciprocal benefits to more than 800 museums and 450 gardens throughout North America.

For additional information about membership and other events at the Saginaw Art Museum, visit the Museum’s website at www.saginawartmuseum.org or call 989.754.2491.