A public reception was held December 9, 2010, to dedicate the four 3' x 10' digitally-assembled mural banners in 203 Curtiss Hall, designed for the Center for Entrepreneurship of the Saginaw Valley State University College of Business and Management. These digital murals were designed by members of the Winter 2010 Art 433: Community Mural Painting, History & Technology class. Pictured above are students Ryan Habermehl, Corey Gilbert and Akia Bell.
Imagery of entrepreneurs and students are juxtaposed with images suggesting various categories of business found in the region in which entrepreneurial business opportunities can be nurtured. These opportunities are in the arts and entertainment, in education, in manufacturing, in "green" business and agricultural innovation.
The imagery was selected and refined in numerous meetings of the class with several faculty members from the SVSU College of Business and Management and CBM Dean Jill Wetmore. Imagery was drawn or photographed by the art students in Bay City, Midland, Saginaw and the area's rural townships. It was then assembled by the students in Adobe Photoshop, and sent to be printed on vinyl.
Members of the Art 433 class were Bethany Ambrose, Akia Bell, Amber Bennett, Corey Gilbert, Caleb Guthrie, Ryan Habermehl, Howard McLean, and Esmeralda Perez Lopez. The biennial class was taught by Mike Mosher, Professor of Art/Communication and Digital Media.
The 2010 Art 433 class simultaneously completed a second project, twelve painted panels on the 5th Street side of Good Neighbors Mission in Saginaw.