3rd Floor | Mardigian Library
September 18 - January 15, 2016. Reception: September 18, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
This exhibition honors the significant contributions to the university by William and Electra Stamelos over the last thirty-five years. Electra Stamelos (1927-2008) was a beloved UM-Dearborn art lecturer from 1980 to 1994 and an accomplished artist. She also held the position of Director of Art Acquisitions and Exhibitions for UM-Dearborn for many years and taught on the Ann Arbor campus. Bill has been a devoted university donor and gallery volunteer for many years, which included acting as honorary curator for a period of time, and he continues to be a generous donor to the department. Electra and Bill contributed greatly to the university's art collection for decades including donating the majority of Electra's body of work and many other art pieces that they collected throughout their years together.
During their life together, Bill and Electra gathered an impressive collection of artworks, mostly by Electra's favorite art teachers and their artist friends. This exhibition displays a large majority of Electra's artwork owned by UM-Dearborn, along with select works by other artists that were donated by the pair. When Electra passed, Bill felt it important to keep as much of her body of work together as possible and to give it a home at the university that had been so significant in her life. It is a pleasure to share these treasured works with the campus and greater community.
February 19 - June 15, 2016
Exhibition opening reception:
Friday, February 19, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Guest speaker: Ferd Hampson, founder of Habatat Galleries, to begin at 6:00 PM
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM