Art in the House includes alumnae

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Artwork by two recent Grand Valley graduates will be exhibited for an entire year in the Michigan House of Representatives’ Anderson House Office Building in Lansing. Pieces by Monica Lloyd and Danielle Fritz were selected as part of the Art in the House project that displays select artwork by students from each of Michigan’s 15 public universities.

The ninth annual Arts in the House project unveiled a total of 26 pieces of artwork selected this year during a reception October 16. The artwork will hang through September 2014. Art in the House is a partnership between the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan and the Michigan House of Representatives to promote art in everyday life.

“Five,” by Lloyd, was the final piece in her series about creation. “It is the most colorful and complex of the series,” said Lloyd, Grand Rapids native and City High School graduate. She graduated from Grand Valley this summer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. “I work a lot in detailed drawings and explorations of pattern in a conceptual way,” she said. This piece is exhibited on the Anderson House 13th Floor – South.

Lloyd is working as an intern at Avenue for the Arts. Some of her work is currently exhibited in Grand Rapids at the Green Well restaurant. Other pieces will be included in the upcoming Free Radical Gallery on South Division November 1.

“The Boy at the Window,” by Fritz, is a mixed media piece using acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink. “The piece was inspired by a quote from my 5-year-old brother Braeden, and is based on the idea of how adults lose their creativity as they age,” said Fritz, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. This piece is exhibited on the Anderson House 5th Floor – South. A native of St. Clair Shores, Fritz is currently participating in the Disney College Program in Orlando, Florida.