New exhibition featuring art of Patty Gagnon comes to Bay College

Courtesy photo Above, “Pictured Rocks” by Patty Gagnon is shown.

ESCANABA — Bay College announces the reception for the exhibition, “Contemplation, Paintings by Patty Gagnon,” in the Hartwig Gallery.

Patty Gagnon has been a resident of Marquette for 20 years. She received a BFA/painting degree from Northern Michigan University in 2015 and a BA in English literature with an art minor from the University of California Santa Barbara in the ’60s. She has also attended innumerable art workshops, including a workshop on Turkish tile design in Istanbul.

Raised on dam projects around the world, she met her husband in Pakistan. They continued moving to new places with their three sons, and in In 2005, she and husband, Harvey, served in the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan.

Gangon has this to say about the gallery:

“Contemplation of Lake Superior leads to conclusions about the surprises of life — change, loss, flaws, and age — an ongoing, impermanent and irregular process. The rocks are ground away, never perfect, irregular, always in a state of process — becoming something else, never finished, but with a beauty at every stage. Water presents a changing mirror of color and surface of patterns. I paint on wood panels and canvas with wax, oil paint, acrylics and collage to capture the atmosphere of a passing moment. These are reflections on life’s surprises — a journey with unexpected outcomes.”

The exhibition of Gagnon’s work can be viewed in the Hartwig Gallery from Sept. 12 through Nov. 1. The opening reception for the exhibition is Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 3 pm.

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