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Coming up in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery

THURSDAY – APRIL 2ND – 5PM: Michael Sarich: Heads or Tails in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 2, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host Heads or Tails, a solo exhibit of large-scale paintings and sculpture by visiting artist Michael Sarich.
Heads or Tails will remain on display through April 21.

Sarich’s work is inspired by popular tattoo designs, graffiti, and outsider art. His artworks overflow with recognizable symbols such as Mickey Mouse and smiley faces that are depicted alongside La Virgin de Guadalupe, birds, fish, and Dia de Los Muertos skulls. As a result, the commercial gloss of the cheerful icons are balanced by deeper, more personal references to Sarich’s life, and reflections on mortality. Michael Sarich has been an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno, since 1989. He earned his BFA in printmaking from Northern Illinois University and an MFA in drawing, painting, and sculpture from the University of Oklahoma. He also studied drawing and printmaking at the College of Salzburg in Austria. In 2007 he received a prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. He has participated in multiple solo and group exhibitions across the country and has artwork in the collections of the Chicago Art Institute (Chicago, IL), the Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento, CA.), and the Nevada Museum of Art (Reno, NV), among others.



The abstract submission site for SOURCE 2015 is now open.
SOURCE is a symposium that showcases all genres of scholarly and creative work by CWU students, faculty, and staff.  This is a great way to show off to the entire campus.  SOURCE 2015 will take place on Thursday, May 21, in the SURC and on associated dates at CWU Des Moines and CWU Lynnwood.

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