“Gilda Snowden was the absolute model of a working artist; she was dedicated to her craft and left over 3500 drawings, paintings sculptures and constructions”.
Gilda Snowden, was born in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1972. She received her undergraduate (BFA,) and graduate degrees (MA and MFA) from Wayne State University. She taught painting and drawing at Wayne State University from 1979 to 1985, then left WSU when she became a full time instructor at the College for Creative Studies (CCS). During her tenure at CCS she was twice asked to be interim chair of the Fine Arts Department while a search for a permanent chair was underway.
Life-long Detroiter artist Charles Alexander has exhibited his “highly detailed, colorful, and often times enigmatic art” at the Detroit Institute of Arts — twice as a demonstrating artist; the Scarab Club, Detroit Artists Market, Birmingham/Bloomfield Art Gallery, Affirmations LGBT Art Gallery (volunteer curator for 8 years), and Oak Park Public Library.
A Spirit of Detroit award recipient for support of AIDS and LGBT-related fundraisers, Alexander’s art has been featured in the Detroit News and Free Press, Ann Arbor News, Metro Times, Between The Lines, A & U magazine, and Detroit Homes. “I create an art piece on average of one a day.”
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