14th annual MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit underway
In spite of COVID-19, the show will go on … with a few twists
EAST LANSING, MI (January 26, 2021) — The MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit is back and will open to the public for viewing from Wednesday, Jan. 27, through Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union Headquarters in East Lansing. Young, local artists from 11 mid-Michigan high schools will showcase artwork, hoping to earn votes from those who stop by the headquarters during regular business hours for the exhibit.
With in-person viewing limited this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, most of the public is expected to the view the art and vote online at msufcuart.com and on the exhibit’s Facebook page, MSU Federal Credit Union Student Art Exhibit.
The participating high schools may showcase up to 15 pieces of artwork which can include paintings, sketches, 3D pieces, photography and animations. This year’s participating schools are Bath, East Lansing, Everett, Fowlerville, Grand Ledge, Holt, Lansing Christian, Leslie, Mason, Okemos and Williamston.
The public is invited to view students’ artwork and cast their vote starting Wednesday, Jan. 27. Voting ends Wednesday, Feb. 24. Votes help determine the People’s Choice Awards and a School Spirit Award, given to the high school that draws the most votes.
Prizes include $300 for first place winners, $200 for second place winners, $100 for third place winners and cash prizes for 10 honorable mentions. One student also will be awarded a $50 Social Media Award for gaining the most “likes” on the MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit Facebook page. Three local artists will judge the students’ artwork.
People may visit the exhibit in the lobby of the MSUFCU Headquarters at 3777 West Road in East Lansing during normal business hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Covid-19 restrictions may apply, please check ahead before viewing.
The exhibit typically draws its crowds on VIP and awards nights, however, due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety concerns, no public events will be held. Instead, award winners will be named in a televised event airing 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 14, on WILX. The pubic is encouraged to visit the website to view art and vote at msufcuart.com.
The MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit is sponsored by 517 Magazine.
About Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU)
Founded in 1937, MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards, including being named a Best Credit Union to Work For® by American Banker for the sixth year, a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for 13 consecutive years, and a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® winner for seven consecutive years. MSUFCU has also been certified as a Great Place to Work® for 10 consecutive years and has been recognized by the Credit Union National Association, earning first place for the people-helping-people philosophy Louise Herring Award. The Credit Union operates an award-winning, wholly owned credit union service organization, Reseda Group, along with digital financial platforms AlumniFi and Collegiate, trade name Oakland University Credit Union, and its foundation, the Desk Drawer Fund. MSUFCU is headquartered in East Lansing, Michigan; and has 24 branches; over 350,000 members; $7.61 billion in assets; and more than 1,100 employees. For more information, visit msufcu.org.