Paw Paw artist to spotlight women artists

   Susan Teague, of Paw Paw, will present Women in Art: Remarkable Rebels and Trailblazers, on Thursday, Aug.  15, at 6 p.m. at the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., in St. Joseph, MI. Teague’s presentation takes a lively look at several nationally and internationally famous women artists whose careers have spanned from the Late Renaissance to the present.
   The remarkable, inspirational stories of these talented, ambitious, dedicated women have established them as well-respected professionals in the history of art. The ingenious ways that these women artists have circumvented the severe cultural and social obstacles of their time have blazed a trail of opportunity and possibility for future women artists.
   Teague currently has artwork on exhibit at the Box Factory  through August 24, with other artists. Her presentation is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged and support the artists and the Box Factory for the Arts.
   Teagues’s career as an artist has taken many unexpected, unplanned, delightful turns. She has chosen to explore a variety of mediums during her 45 years as a professional artist.  Ink, collage, acrylic, graphite, watercolor and print offer Susan the liberty to express her thoughts and feelings in different styles and techniques. The Bronson Children’s Hospital murals, an expansive series of murals in excess of 9,000 square feet painted in vibrant colors with acrylic paint, and the 8’x16’ panel of color tissue paper goddesses hanging in the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum in Orlando, Florida are two examples of the artistic flexibility Teague enjoys.
   Her formal art training includes a Bachelor of Science in Fine Art from Western Michigan University; graduate studies in Fine Art at Murray State University; and Art Education from University of Kentucky at Lexington, Ky. Throughout the years Susan embraced the opportunity of studying with internationally recognized artists such as Martha Erlebacher, Jack Beal, and Michael Bergt. These tried and true artists have not only provided their expertise in helping her hone her artistic skills but they have strongly influenced the course of Susan’s artistic life.
   Lastly, equal to Teague’s joy of creating art is her love for teaching.   Over the past three decades Susan has been teaching and passing on the creative torch to students at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kendall College of Art and Design and in the warm hearth of her home art studio.

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