Current Location:
Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall -> 3rd Floor (FINK)
Location Notes:
FINK; 3rd Floor; Outside of Elevator

Outsider Art ➔ Born to Roam

Carmella Loftis
GVSU Collection
Acrylic on Paper
Artworks - Height: 34.5 in Width: 27.5 in
Historical Context:
Carmella Loftis began painting in 2000 when her husband, artist and owner of Sanctuary Folk Arts Reb Roberts, gifted her a paint set, brushes and plywood boards with instructions to, “Paint some pictures.” Today she boasts a vast body of work that depicts a tremendous range of subjects. The works hanging on the gallery walls at the fine arts center portray giant, sharp cornered flowers, overwhelming portraits of native cultures, women with butterfly faces, dancing figures reaching to sparkling skies and more, including a standout piece of characters from the classic TV show, “The Honeymooners” on a bus headed to the moon.