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TC Artists Reunite Years After High School
Oliver Art Center’s next exhibition will feature three artists who met years ago while attending high school in Traverse City. Each of the three artists, Glenn Wolff, Nancy Nash, and Steve Kline have gone on to become well-known artists. The exhibition will display recent work from each of artist’s portfolio.
Glenn Wolff grew up in Traverse City and studied Printmaking at Northwestern Michigan College. He received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His career began in New York City as an illustrator for the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Central Park Conservancy, the New York Zoological Society, and numerous book publishers. In 1987 he returned to Northern Michigan and since that time has concentrated on fine art, book illustration, music, and frequent public art collaborations with environmental organizations. His mixed media artwork is represented by Tamarack Gallery in Omena, Michigan and he is currently on the full-time art faculty at Northwestern Michigan College.
Nancy Nash received a BFA from Michigan State University and was in Wayne State University’s MFA program for one year. Nancy moved to Oregon and taught painting, ceramics, and art history at a small college in Coos Bay, Oregon. Washington D.C. was next on the agenda, then Greenwich, Connecticut, as well as upstate New York. She has exhibited in several states as well as Michigan, received some awards, and is in private and public collections.
Steve Kline attended Interlochen Center for the Arts for three summers in high school and moved to Kansas City to pursue training at The Art Institute where be received a BFA. He nearly completed his MFA at Ohio State University, before he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. He taught ceramics and sculpture at Loyola University and Delgado College and as Artist in Residence in the public schools for three years. Large scale public art through The Arts Council of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana Department of Art, inspired him to create a company called Sculpture Fab which was dedicated to fabricating metal sculptures for artists in and around New Orleans. He returned to Northern Michigan in 2012.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 7 from 5p-7p. The public is welcome and there is no charge. The exhibition is sponsored by Durango Homes and will run through July 12.