The Box Factory for the Arts continues its online exhibits with Series 3 opening with a virtual reception on the Box Factory for the Arts Facebook page at 6 pm on Friday, July 31. The reception will be live streamed and artists will introduce themselves and discuss their work during the online reception.
The work of four artists, including Biff Vigil, David Criner, Jeanne Fields, and Anthony “Scooter” DiMaggio, will be featured during the exhibit which runs through September 6th. Visit the website at https://www.boxfactoryforthearts.org. All work is available for purchase by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biff Vigil in her words is “a rust belt printmaker who utilizes all forms of print media to celebrate the intersections of the mind, body and heart.” This year she received a BFA in printmaking from the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IUSB. In 2019 she entered the Michiana Annual Arts Competition at the Box Factory and also participated in the Southwest Michigan Printmakers exhibit at the Box.
David Criner, a painter based in Chicago, works in acrylics and collage. In his recent work, he transforms material either visually or musically in pursuit of an aesthetic which celebrates the present moment of life and consciousness. He received his MFA in painting from the University of Kansas in 1995 and has shared his work throughout the world. He teaches in the Art Department at Northeastern Illinois University.
Jeanne Fields focuses on nature in her oil and acrylic paintings. “I am a lifelong art and state of Michigan appreciator!,” Jeanne says. “Kalamazoo became my home in 2013; but earlier exposures to Lake Michigan begat a love of nature that continues to grow.”
Anthony “Scooter” DiMaggio grew up in St. Joseph Michigan, majored in fine art at Kalamazoo College and went on to earn an MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. In this exhibit his medium of choice is duct tape on wood. He says he is “always seeking new challenges and opportunities in various forms of creative expression including making videos and publishing a blog. All the while, I maintain my addiction to art making, and have seen my work evolve from painting to sculpture to invention, and now using colored tape on wood.”
The Box Factory for the Arts is located at 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI. The galleries are currently closed due to COVID-19. Any change to the schedule will be announced on the website and Facebook.