Jason Quigno: Harmony in Stone opens October 31
The Muskegon Museum of Art will present Harmony in Stone, recent works by Michigan sculptor Jason Quigno, this winter. The exhibition is part of the MMA's Made in Michigan Artists series and builds upon the MMA's longstanding tradition of featuring some of the finest creations in visual media by contemporary Michigan artists. The exhibition opens on October 31, 2013 and will run Through January 19, 2014. The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception on Thursday, November 7 at 5:30 pm. Quigno will give a talk at 7:00 pm. The event is free.
Quigno works in a wide variety of stone, transforming rough stone blocks into fluid, graceful forms. His work emphasizes the creation of harmonious, balanced objects that convey a sense of movement, belying their nature as stone. Harmony in Stone features new work in a variety of scales and shapes, revealing the artist's continuing exploration and development.
Quigno's work has garnered significant recognition, including awards at the Heard Museum Guild and Festival in Phoenix, AZ, at the Santa Fe Indian Market in Santa Fe, NM, and at the 13th Annual Eiteljorg Museum Indian Art Market in Indianapolis. Quigno's work has exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY.
The artist is represented by LaFontsee Gallery in Grand Rapids, MI, and his art can be found in the collections of the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Valley State University, Central Michigan Community Hospital, the Ziibiwing Center in Mount Pleasant, MI, Central Michigan University, and at Okaya City Hall in Nagano Okaya Prefecture, Japan.
Jason Quigno: Harmony in Stone was organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art. The exhibition is sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation–Ally for Contemporary Art. Media sponsors are WGVU Public Radio and MLive/Chronicle. Additional support has been provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Indiana limestone on a granite base
VISITOR INFORMATION: The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave. in downtown Muskegon. Call 231-720-2570 or visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org for information. Admission: $7 (Free on Thursdays)/$5 Students (with I.D.)/Free for ages 17 and under and for MMA members. Extra admission may be charged for special exhibitions and events.
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October 21, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT:
Marguerite Gawron, tel. 231.720.2574,Muskegon Museum of Art office secretary: 231.720.2571