Redefining the Classroom

Husband, wife team up on undergraduate art exhibit

Posted: March 25th, 2013

MATRIMONIAL WHIMSY – Husband and wife student artists Judy and David Walker pose with their creations during a "Seasons of Life" exhibit being shown in Lake Superior State University's Shouldice Library Art Gallery through March 28 as part of their graduation requirements. The Walkers began attending LSSU in 2010 after moving to Michigan from Alabama in 2008. They decided to finish their college studies that they both started in the 1960s. The exhibit contains a lifetime of art experience. "Over the years I have engaged in many different forms of art,” said Judy. “However, it wasn’t until I decided to finish my education that I began mixing the various mediums into my own style of art.” Her portion of the display includes prints, acrylic/oil paintings, marbling, and mixed media pieces. The art is realistic and abstract, interpreting nature. Aside from the library, Judy has two art pieces on display now in the Noyes Galley of the LSSU Arts Center. David’s senior project, which is also titled "Seasons of Life,” depicts a lifetime of commitment concerning the worldwide impact of non-degradable environmental waste. His portion of the display consists of woodworking, lighting novelties, and sculptures made from recycled material that many would have considered as junk. "Art has provided a way for me to show the public that non-degradable environmental waste is everyone’s problem,” he said. “A solution to this problem could be to be more creative, and find useful and rewarding ideas to use the waste." Check out their display anytime the library is open. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; Prof. Gary Balfantz; School of English, Communication, and Language Studies; e-mail, 635-2275.