posted March 10, 2009

Senior Art Show “Grafted” to Open March 27

Artwork by the graduating Hope College studio art majors will be featured in the exhibition "Grafted," on display in the De Pree Art Gallery from Friday, March 27, to Sunday, May 3.

The pieces represent the culmination of four years of artistic study and development.

"The show will be like a big family potluck," studio art major and senior Emilie Puttrich said. "Everyone brings something unique to the table."

There will be an opening reception in the gallery on Friday, March 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.   In addition, graduating art history majors will be presenting their research papers on Tuesday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in the De Pree Art Center's Cook Auditorium.

The public is invited to the exhibition and the opening reception as well as the reading. Admission is free.

The senior studio art majors are Daryl Andresen of Park Ridge, Ill., Nikolas Burkhart of Brutus, Ario Elami of Mattawan, Theresa Fernandez of Holland, Heather Garrett of Climax, Amy Gilles of Wauconda, Ill., Michelle Ipema of New York, N.Y., Karie Luidens of Altamont, Kathleen Mojzak of Grand Rapids, Emilie Puttrich of Arlington Heights, Ill., Randall Schultz of Grand Haven, Sarah Sligh of Holland, Cassandra Thomas of Holland and Audrey Wasielewski of Traverse City.

The senior art history majors are Lauren Bright of Portage, Kelsey Browne of Birmingham, Madelyn Rzadkowolski of Oxford, Amy Weber of Hoffman Estates, Ill.and Katherine Wilbur of Muskegon.

The De Pree Art Center is located at 160 E. 12th St., on Columbia Avenue, at 12th Street. The gallery is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The facilities are handicapped accessible.