• Timothy Norris

    September 12 - November 18


    The Lobby Gallery is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and during performances.

    Timothy Norris is a practicing visual artist and Instructor of Art at Muskegon Community College where he has taught painting, drawing, and art history since 1996.  Prior to MCC, he was an Adjunct Art Professor at Western Michigan University, the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Art Center of Battle Creek, and an Assistant Professor of Art at Pikeville College, located in the Appalachian mountains of southeastern Kentucky.

    His artwork has been exhibited at public museums, college galleries, and commercial spaces throughout the Midwest and beyond for over thirty years.  Tim and his wife Patricia Opel have also produced a series of large-scale collaborative paintings organized as the traveling show Through a Crack in the Lake which appeared at the Muskegon Museum of Art in 2006.  Tim and Patti also own Kook’s Eye Art Gallery in Pentwater.

    Tim received his MFA in painting, MA in studio arts, and BA in art history from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.

    Artist Statement:

    Much of my inspiration comes from history and science.  The images are partly based on my own sketchbook inventions and others are pulled from science textbook illustrations and classroom anatomical models.  I use these references as points of departure to explore possibilities of greater symbolism and metaphor.  As an aid to interpreting my work’s content, you could view these pieces within their rather narrow historical or scientific context first but then consider how they might also relate to broader environmental, psychological, spiritual, and philosophical concerns.

    Exhibits in the Dogwood Lobby Gallery are courtesy of the Newaygo County Council for the Arts - Artsplace.

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