Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> 4th Floor (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; 4th fl., Computer Lab, above drinking fountains

Outsider Art ➔ The Flavor of Sky

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.17.16
Artist:
Reb Roberts
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Acrylic on Board
Date:
2011
Description:
3D particle board painted piece of bird (pastels: pink, green, yellow, black/white) against blue sky with white clouds.
Historical Context:
Reb Roberts is a local Grand Rapids artist who has made great strides in promoting local art in Grand Rapids. He and his wife Carmella Loftis operated Sanctuary Folk Art Gallery for 18 years, which worked closely with Heartside Ministries to nurture the creative instincts and artistic expression of low-income and homeless people. About his work he says, "Art can be a part of a sustainable urban environment... With some true collaboration, neighborhoods and artists can work to incorporate original ideas into an artfilled city...art is the next truly urban frontier.