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Marshall Fredericks as contributed many sculptures to Michigan, but probably the most notable would be his Spirit of Detroit located at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in Detroit, Michigan. The following links lead to: 1. The Detroit News' article about Marshall Fredericks and his sculptures. 2. The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University. 3. Marshall Fredericks' Unofficial Wikipedia biography.

The Detroit News's Article
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum 
Marshall Fredericks Biography 

Tyree Guyton's most notable Michigan connection is through the extraordinary art he has done for the Heidelberg Art Project in Detroit. The following links lead to; 1. This artist's homepage, which offers a biography, the issues, the work (with a highlight on Heidelberg), 2. Leads to the Detroit Institute of Art's exhibition profile of Open House by Tyree Guyton.

Tyree Guyton's Blog
Open House Exhibition Profile 

David Barr not only has a lot of his installations scattered throughout the state of Michigan, but is also the founder of Michigan Legacy Art Park. Barr envisioned this as a habitat for artists to recreate their story of Michigan through the use of "fundamental materials of nature". The following link leads to the Michigan Legacy Art Park Homepage.

Michigan Legacy Art Park Homepage

"Kirk Newman has been an influential presence on the cultural landscape of Kalamazoo and the surrounding community for years. Best known as the creator of some of the city's signature sculptural landmarks, Newman has also created a distinctive body of personal work centering on the seemingly nondescript forms of the businessman and people in motion." The following link leads to a biographical article about Kirk Newman by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Biography of Kirk Newman

Simon Pearce is a talented Irish craftsman who resides in Vermont, however his many glass artworks can be purchased through a handful of signature stores here in Michigan. List of Michigan locations to purchase Simon Pearce glass artwork.

Simon Pearce Web site