March 29, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Known for his many talents, the artistic skills of Jim Fives included sign painting and calligraphy with specialization in gold leafing, window lettering, cartooning, and graphic design. Fives garnered the reputation as one of the region’s most prominent traditional sign painters. Fives established Jim Fives Art and Sign and for over 30 years he created and designed a plethora of works including nudes, automotive subjects, and puns on art history. Throughout Old Town Saginaw, Fives painted a total of six murals: Wienberg-Pankonin Drug, Fordney Hotel, Record Run on the Saginaw River, Wah Wah Sum and Jacox Steering Gear. His works have been featured in numerous competitions such as Art Prize and Saginaw’s All Area Arts Award. Besides painting, Fives’ community involvement also included a membership within Detroit’s Scarab Club and the Shiawassee Arts Council. Join us April 12, 2019 as we honor the artist, his legacy and his many gifts to the Great Lakes Bay Region.