Bright Star at Night

 Bright Star at Night
The Detroit art community lost an irreplaceable member, Gilda Snowden (b. 1954) — painter, sculptor and educator — to heart failure on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.  She taught at the College for Creative Studies as professor of fine arts for 31-years, and previously at Wayne State University.  Her work is installed in many corporate, private and public collections.  The Detroit Institute of Arts owns five of her pieces. One of Gilda Snowden’s most exuberant series of paintings was entitled, “Bright Stars at Night.”  In viewing examples from the “Bright Stars at Night” series shown here, it’s easy to see the artist, herself, among that luminous host.  Her funeral was attended by hundreds of people who loved her.  It was standing room only.  In addition to her family and friends, mourners included her …