Arts Calendar

Grand Valley State University

Armand Merizon: Gifts and Works on Loan from Bette and Bernon Young By Armand Merizon (1920-2010) Arizona Sky, 1986 Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 38 Gift of Bette and Bernon Young

Armand Merizon: Gifts and Works on Loan from Bette and Bernon Young

Friday, August 24, 2012
8:00 AM

West Wall Gallery, L.V. Eberhard Center, GVSU Pew Grand Rapids Campus


Armand Merizon (1920-2010) was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and spent his early childhood in Grand Rapids. He began painting at the age of fifteen.

Over the course of his 70-year career, Merizon painted with rigorous dedication despite the hardships of the Great Depression, personal financial destitution, and the physical maladies of macular degeneration, cancer, and arthritis. He was an inspiration to all who knew him, and left a legacy of creativity, integrity, and perseverance. Merizon's drawings and paintings can be found in the collections of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Calvin College, and Grand Valley State University, as well as numerous other public and private collections.

"I hope I can leave something that is not just interesting or challenging, but that gives people a lift . . . on the one hand joy and on the other hand reverence." - Armand Merizon

Exhibition is ongoing through December 7, 2012. For more information please call the GVSU Art Gallery at (616) 331-2563.