posted June 24, 2008

Gallery to Feature Work by Lyman Jellema

The gallery of the De Pree Art Center at Hope College will host "The Tangible Intangibles: Lyman Jellema and the Face, Figure and Form" from Friday, July 11, through Friday, Aug. 8.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The exhibition will feature 30 drawings, watercolors and oil paintings by Holland native Lyman Jellema.  From the early sketches from life drawings classes to more experimental landscapes, his journey from student to artist is explored.

In addition, the works demonstrate the dominant art-education practices followed through the 19th and the mid-20th centuries. Through schooling and beyond, Jellema described his approach to art as striving to express the "tangible intangibles" - the human warmth - of those he captured on paper and canvas.

Jellema was born in Holland in 1907 and graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1925.  During his lifetime, Jellema attended such art schools as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He was drafted during World War II and spent more than 20 years as an art educator in upstate New York.  He died in 1995.

A reception with the Jellema family will be held at the gallery on Monday, July 14,from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

The DePree Art Center and Gallery is located at 160 E. 12th St., on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street.  During the summer the gallery is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More information may be obtained by calling the gallery office at (616) 395-7500.