Craig Blietz One Person Exhibition – Close to the Forest
February 11 – May 28, 2017
This exhibition will feature Craig’s work in the main exhibition gallery. The paintings will take inspiration from the Barbizon School of painting of which anchors the permanent collection of the Paine’s art collection. Selections from this collection will be exhibited throughout other gallery spaces in the museum.
Craig Blietz – “Calendar”: Life at the 44th Parallel North
June 3 – July 2, 2016
This exhibition will introduce a body of work representing one of the most treasured aspects of Midwestern existence – the cycle of the seasons. Midwesterners revere the contrast of conditions in the four seasons and revel in our ability to withstand and adapt to the extremes of each. These paintings strike at the emotional mood experienced as we navigate our way through the seasonal reckoning of time.
May 1, 2013
Craig Blietz’s painting “Burn Barrel”, now in a private collection in Columbus, Ohio, has been selected by the Michigan State University Press to be the cover image for their book “In the Kingdom of the Ditch – Poems by Todd Davis”. The book can be ordered online from the Michigan State University Press www.msupress.msu.edu