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Artist of the Month - April

Saginaw Charter Township Art in Public Places is proud to present Matt Krease of Saginaw, Michigan, as the Artist of the Month for April. 

Artist Statement
I am an artist from Saginaw, MI. I attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI and received my B.F.A. in Illustration. As an Artist, I focus on delivering a positive and playful message, through my artwork. Rabbits are a repeated imagery in my work. You may see them in unexpected places such as traveling by boat or flying in the sky. The rabbits usually seem to be searching for something, maybe a friend or someone/something to love. They are on an endless journey. The rabbits represent an image of kindness, innocence, and peace.

Overall, I like to create art that can relate to anyone, no matter what their story may be. People can interpret my artwork to fit any story that may have meaning to them. I like to use bright and vibrant colors that take the viewer to a happy peaceful place.  Along with imaginary imagery, I also enjoy just sitting down and creating a more traditional landscape or everyday scene, still trying to use bright and vibrant colors.

I also have written and illustrated two children’s books, “How did Lucy Grow such an Amazing Flower?” and “Together we can do Anything”, in both I try to spread a message of positivity and love.

Matt's exhibit will be shown at the Saginaw Charter Township Hall, 4980 Shattuck Road, Saginaw, Michigan, during business hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 p.m., now thru April 30th.