June 26, 2014

Collaboration brings Saginaw artist home from UK

Currently residing in the United Kingdom, artist Edwina Jaques returned home to Saginaw in October 2013. For the first time ever, the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History and the Saginaw Art Museum collaborated to host an exhibit of Jaques’ art at both locations. “Great Lakes Bay Women” featured 90 works comprised of paintings and sculptures. Pieces featuring living subjects were displayed at the art museum and those who have passed at the Castle Museum.

The artwork is a celebration of women past and present and delves into their history. Jaques created a book as part of the exhibit that shares the stories of the women in her portraits. Stories that touch on all cultures, socioeconomic classes and occupations.

“As I did my research, I couldn’t believe the women who came from this region,” said Jaques. “I wish I had known more about these people when I was growing up, and I hope the book and exhibition provides role models for young people today.”

More than 5,600 people visited the display at the Castle Museum – bringing art connoisseurs and history lovers together.

“I can honestly say that this exhibit would not have happened without the grant from Saginaw Community Foundation,” said Ken Santa, president and CEO of the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History. “The Castle Museum and Saginaw Art Museum are already in discussions about collaborating again in the future.”


















2013 was another great year of making an impact in Saginaw County. Download a PDF and read more inspiring stories and see what is going on “behind-the-scenes” in our latest annual report.