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Michael Simpson ’22 presents his Honors in Art Exhibition in the Winfisky Gallery, November 1- November 19. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 am – 4 pm.
Artist talk: November 10, 12:30pm via Zoom
Reception: Wednesday, November 10, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, MLK Room
‘Michael Simpson was sent to planet earth in the late 1980s by a group of alien beings. His mission was to learn the ways in which humans use creative expression. He was raised by a loving human family in Revere, MA who helped foster his interest in creativity through music, visual arts, and alternative sports that encouraged individualistic expression. Michael is currently in his final year of research at Salem State University. Here, he pursued a degree in printmaking so that he could explore one of the oldest human art forms. Alongside his formal education, he has been conducting his own experiments in painting, mixed media, and sculpture. Once Michael is finished earning his degree, he plans to return to his home planet where he intends to share all that he has learned on Earth.’
Michael mentored with Professor Haig Demarjian and Professor Benjamin Gross for this Honors in Art exhibition. In 2021, Michael was the recipient of a Presidential Creativity Award, as well as a Summer Artistic Development Grant from the Center for Creative and Performing Arts and the Gordon Foundation.