posted October 2, 2008

Hope Artists Featured in Grand Rapids Exhibition

A total of 15 members of the Hope College community will have work featured in the one-night-only Active site sculpture exhibition being featured in Grand Rapids on Friday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 11 p.m.

The exhibition will be displayed in the Federal Building, the former Grand Rapids Art Museum, located at 155 N. Division Ave., between Pearl and Lyon streets, in Grand Rapids.

It will include student and faculty work from eight institutions:  Aquinas College, Calvin College, Grand Valley State University, Hope, Kendall College of Art & Design, School of Visual Arts NYC, UICA: ArtWorks/Urban Clay Studio and Western Michigan University.  It has been curated and organized by Paul Amenta and Todd Ernst and is sponsored by the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in conjunction with the 21st International Sculpture Conference.

The Hope artists represented include 11 students, two recent alumni and two members of the faculty.

The students with work in the exhibition are Daryl Andresen of Park Ridge, Ill.; Theresa Fernandez of Grand Rapids; Amy Gilles of Wauconda, Ill.; Rachelle Kreuze of Kalamazoo; Kari Luidens of Altamont, N.Y.; Kristen Mulder of Holland; Justine Post of Midland; Emilie Puttrich of Arlington Heights, Ill.; Randall Schultz of Grand Haven; Sarah Sligh of Holland; and Audrey Wasielewski of Traverse City.

The two alumni with work featured are Arianna Baker, a 2003 graduate from Holland; and Jon Kay, a 2008 graduate from Three Rivers.

The faculty with work in the exhibition are Bill Mayer, professor of art; and Juliane Shibata, visiting assistant professor of art.