Artists of the Month - September
Stacie Rose & Annette Pinney
Saginaw Township Art in Public Places is pleased to present Stacie Rose of Birch Run, Michigan, and Annette Pinney of Cass City, Michigan, as the Artist of the Month for September.
Saginaw area artist, Stacie Rose, has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Arts from Lansing Community College and has had studying painting with some wonderful local and international artists.
Stacie devotes her personal time to her love for art. She teaches painting classes locally, and has been a long-standing Director of the Saginaw Area Watermedia Artists (SAWA), helping to plan programs and workshops for the members. Stacie is also on the Board of the Michigan Water Color Society (MWCS), and is a watercolor instructor with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).
She is proud to share that she has been a recipient of Michigan Arts and Culture Council Regional Minigrants through the Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission for professional development in recent years that have help fund her continued art education.
If you are interested in contacting Stacie or finding out about watercolor classes, you can email her at StacieRoseArt@gmail.com.
As a child I always loved to draw pictures, so when I reached college I majored in art receiving a Bachelor of Arts from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois.
I have exhibited my artwork in Midland, Saginaw, Bay City, as well as in my hometown library in Cass City. I try to express the beauty of everything around me in a variety of media. Currently I am a member of the Saginaw Artist Guild and Saginaw Area Watermedia Artists.
Stacie & Annette's exhibit will be on display at Saginaw Township Hall, located at 4980 Shattuck Road, Saginaw, Michigan, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, thru September 29, 2023. Township Offices will be closed on Labor Day, September 4, 2023.
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Brief History of Saginaw Township Art in Public Places
On September 12, 1986, by joint resolution of the Township Board an Art in Public Places Committee was established. The Committee functions primarily to: Advise the Township Board on art and culture-related issues, promotes the display of art in public buildings, organizes the Annual State of the Arts Exhibition and selects works of art to be permanently or temporarily displayed in facilities owned by Saginaw Township.
Former Saginaw Township Manager Robert C. Homan first investigated ways in which to promote art appreciation in Saginaw Township. The Township Board appointed a committee of seven individuals with various art backgrounds to organize activities and schedule displays. The original members; Bonnie Bellinger, Patricia Shaheen, Patricia Koucky, Luther Hale, Walter Nagel Jr., Rev. David Bracklein and Marian Tincknell held their first meeting on November 13, 1986. At that first meeting they discussed the possibility of showcasing a monthly art display at the Saginaw Township Hall. During the remainder of the year and the year following, the Committee organized an art show featuring Michigan artists and their works. This annual show is now referred to as the "Annual State of the Arts Exhibition".
The Committee appointed Bonnie Bellinger as Chairperson and through her and the Committee's hard work a successful arts appreciation program was established for Saginaw Township residents. Bonnie Bellinger retired as Chairperson in 1990, but her projects live on. In 2004 the Annual State of the Arts Exhibition dedicated the exhibition to Patricia Koucky who unexpectedly passed away earlier that year.
The Committee is now Chaired by Saginaw Township Manager Brian Rombalski.
Committee members include:
- Karen Gerhardt
- Bob Lewis
- Marion Tincknell
- Barbara Walworth
- Jim Kelly --Board of Trustees