On Wednesday, May 2nd at 2 PM the public is invited to witness the dedication ceremony of ten painted six-and-a-half foot panels depicting notables from the history of Bay City that are being installed upon the second story exterior of the Bayshire Building on Saginaw Street (corner 4th Street) in Bay City.
The project is funded by The Downtown Management Board, who coordinated the project along with Studio 23 / The Art Center. Their subject matter was inspired by an informative talk given to the class by Eric Jylha during a Winter semester earlier this year.
Civil War soldiers, fire rescue, local athletes and eccentrics, lumber industries, and rock music associated with the city are all honored in creative contemporary interpretations by these emerging artists. As an example, Bay City’s prodigal daughter Madonna is depicted in one of the murals leading the Tall Ships.
The members of the class Art 433 Community Murals are Zainab Al Mahdi, Nyesha Clark, Eric Kroczaleski, Jocelyn Lewis, Matthew Massey, Carly Peil, Anna Slavin, Breonna Smith and Kyle Will. The biennial class is taught by Mike Mosher, Professor of Art/Communication Multimedia, who at one time was also community muralist for the San Francisco Art Commission.
Previous SVSU student murals in Saginaw, Bay City and Midland can be seen at www.svsu.edu/care .
16th November, 2023