Michigan State University Federal Credit Union invites members and the community to the MSUFCU Artist Studio Series Exhibition

EAST LANSING, MI (February 4, 2014)— MSU Federal Credit Union is pleased to invite the community to Arcadian Clusters, an exhibition featuring artist, Shinique Smith, on Friday, February 7, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. This open to the public event, includes a special meet and greet with Smith as part of the MSUFCU Artist Studio Series at Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. Smith’s exhibit will run through June 1, 2014, and she is the second artist to be featured as part of the MSUFCU Artist Studio Series, making it possible for working artists to visit, educate, and interact with our community.

“Supporting visiting artists and fine arts education is one way MSUFCU fulfills our core value of giving back to the community,” said Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “At MSUFCU, we are excited to do our part in ensuring that mid-Michigan is a place full of vibrant arts and culture where people are proud to live, work, and visit.”

Currently living and working in New York, Smith’s work is inspired by the vast vocabulary of things we consume and discard. Arcadian Clusters, the exhibit presented by Smith, is a solo exhibition of contemporary painting, drawing, and installation art occupying space with written words in a range of emotional colors. While in residence, Smith will also collaborate with youth from Lansing’s REACH Studio Art Center to create a site-specific installation in the museum’s education wing.

MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, offers a full range of personal- and business-related financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU now has twelve branches, over 181,000 members, more than $2.5 billion in assets, and over 550 employees.

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, a new Zaha Hadid-designed contemporary art museum at Michigan State University, is dedicated to exploring global contemporary culture and ideas through art. Opened on November 10, 2012, the dynamic 46,000-square-foot museum serves as both a teaching institution and a cultural hub for East Lansing and the region. In keeping with MSU’s commitment to applying knowledge to benefit society and further the global common good, the Broad MSU’s program of original and traveling exhibitions, initiatives with living artists, performances, and educational offerings for students, faculty, and the community make the museum a center for questioning and understanding the modern world. With a collection containing 7,500 objects from the Greek and Roman periods through the Renaissance and on to the Modern, the Broad MSU is uniquely able to contextualize the wide range of contemporary art practices within a firm historical context. The museum is named in honor of Eli and Edythe Broad, longtime supporters of the university who provided the lead gift of $28 million. For more information, visit, or find us on Facebook at

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