Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) Announces Exhibition Opening of The MSUFCU Artist Studio Series
MSUFCU invites members to a free event featuring artist Lisa Walcott at Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on Friday, July 19, 2013
EAST LANSING, MI (July 18, 2013) — MSU Federal Credit Union is pleased to invite members to Less Still, a solo exhibition featuring Michigan artist Lisa Walcott, on Friday, July 19, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. This free member event includes a special meet and greet with Walcott as part of the MSUFCU Artist Studio Series at Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. The exhibit will open to the public at 7:00 p.m. and will run through October 20, 2013. Walcott is one of many artists 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 community-based arts education is one way MSUFCU fulfills our core value of giving back to the community by helping those impacted by the program achieve their dreams.” said Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “At MSUFCU, we are committed to making a positive impact on as many people’s lives as possible and supporting programs that help ensure mid-Michigan is a place full of arts and culture where people are proud to live, work, and visit.”
Less Still is a contemporary exhibition including comical and lingering gestures. A Michigan-based installation artist and kinetic sculptor, Walcott explores the hidden beauty from familiar spaces and various subtle gestural objects.
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 175,000 members, more than $2.4 billion in assets, and over 515 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 broadmuseum.msu.edu, or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/broadmuseum.