Box Factory for the Arts Unveils Series 5 Art Exhibition

Susan Teague
Germaine: Goddess of Disinfectants by Susan Teague
Erica Roberts
Bloom Bringer by Erica Roberts
Turtel Onli
Yellow Evils by Turtel Onli
Marcy Mitchell
Spectrum by Marcy Mitchell
Jennifer Zona
Artwork by Jennifer Zona

Box Factory for the Arts Unveils Series 5 Art Exhibition - Opening Reception Friday, July 19th


The Box Factory for the Arts is pleased to announce our next Art Exhibition - Series 5, featuring the artwork of Susan Teague, Erica Roberts, Turtel Onli, Marcy Mitchelland Jennifer Zona.


The Exhibition will begin on Friday, July 19th with an Opening Receptionto celebrate the artists and their work. The reception is free and open to the public. Join us at 1101 Broad Street in St. Joseph from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The Exhibition will run July 19th through August 24th at the Box Factory for the Arts, and can be visited during our normal business hours (Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm).


Two of the artists will be giving presentations during the exhibition dates. Wednesday, August 7th Turtel Onli will present Rhythmistic Visual Art: Future-Primitif Approachesfrom 6:00-8:00 pm. On Thursday, August 15th Susan Teague will present Women in Art: Remarkable Rebels and Trailblazersfrom 6:00-8:00 pm. These events are free and open to the public (donations encouraged and appreciated).


On Saturday, August 17 the artists will be on hand to discuss their work and take questions during a Gallery Walkfrom noon until 2:00 at the Box Factory. This event is free and open to the public. 


About the Artists:


Susan Teague’scareer as an artist has taken many unexpected, unplanned, delightful turns.  Little did Susan know as a teenager in the sixties that she would be flying by the creative seat of her pants the rest of her life being led by faith, humor, sincerity and the love of art.


Teague has chosen to explore a variety of mediums during her 45 years as a professional artist.  Ink, collage, acrylic, graphite, watercolor and print offer Teague the liberty to express her thoughts and feelings in different styles and techniques, moving her freely from tight to loose, playful to serious, sensuous to spiritual, colorful to toned greys, from massive to miniature.  The Bronson Children’s Hospital murals, an expansive series of murals in excess of 9,000 square feet painted in vibrant colors with acrylic paint, and the 8’x16’ panel of color tissue paper goddesses hanging in the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum in Orlando, Florida are two examples of the artistic flexibility Teague enjoys so much.


Teague’s formal art training includes a B.S. in Fine Art from Western Michigan University; graduate studies in Fine Art at Murray State University; and Art Education from University of Kentucky at Lexington, Ky.  Throughout the years Teague embraced the opportunity of studying with internationally recognized artists such as Martha Erlebacher, Jack Beal and Michael Bergt. These tried and true artists have not only provided their expertise in helping her hone her artistic skills but they have strongly influenced the course of Teague’s artistic life.


Equal to Teague’s joy of creating art is her love for teaching.  Over the past three decades Teague has been teaching and passing on the creative torch to students at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kendall College of Art and Design and in the warm hearth of her home art studio.


Teague’s exhibit, Goddesses Galore: You and Me Sister, celebrates the contemporary Woman, validating her spectacular humanness as a champion in her own everyday story, and recognizing her core essence as a universal Goddess. These iconic works explore with honesty and purpose the roles, expectations, and identities placed on the women of today. They spin humor with an underlying depth, and lace the serious with a halting sense of pride. Nine works in the exhibition are retrospective, conceived during a time when Teague was in the end stages of cancer, with only a five percent chance of survival. 

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