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Exhibition Opening: Jack Faxon, A Michigan Artist and Advocate

Presented by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI

Jun 15 - 22 2022
Exhibition Opening: Jack Faxon, A Michigan Artist and Advocate

Jack Faxon, Untitled Abstraction, 1994, watercolor on paper. Courtesy of Jack Faxon Trust.

As a long-time educator and state legislator, Jack Faxon taught government in the Detroit Public School system and founded Detroit’s International School.

He served in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 15th district from 1965-1971 and as a Michigan Senator from 1971-1995. As a senator, Faxon established the Michigan Council of Arts and continued his advocacy for the arts, supporting local, regional, and international artists by amassing an extensive and far-reaching collection of Chinese art, African art, and Modern and Contemporary art. He further demonstrated his passion for the arts as an artist, drawing daily in sketchbooks, and

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