Eye on Arts
The Eye on Arts program is a review of arts and cultural programming presented by the Saginaw Art Museum, Temple Theatre, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, Saginaw Choral Society, and Pit & Balcony Theatre. The program is a collaborative effort between the Township View, Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College, and Central Michigan University, administered by the Saginaw Art Museum.
The goal of the Eye on Arts program is to increase the awareness of and build audiences for local Saginaw art organizations and to enhance the quality reputations of arts and culture in the community. The program functions by vetting two (or more) critics per participating venue to ensure that all forms of artistic expression are represented.
Past critics were selected from Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College, and Central Michigan University by faculty for their knowledge of journalism and the respective subject matter. However, this year the Saginaw Art Museum is opening the program up to the public, including but not limited to students, recent graduates, artists, or anyone with proper qualifications and interest in the arts. They are mentored by Ashley Stoddard, Benjamin Champagne, and Janet Martineau, former reviewer for the Saginaw News and longstanding supporter of the arts.