posted November 17, 2009

Juried Student Art Show Runs Nov. 30-Dec. 18

The annual juried student art show at Hope College will run from Monday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 18, in the gallery of the De Pree Art Center.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The competitive exhibition, open to all students at Hope, is an annual fixture in the De Pree gallery. All Hope College students were eligible to submit work in any media.

Each year, the department of art and art history invites a recognized artist or curator to judge the student work. This year the juror is Jimmy Kuehnle, who received an MFA in sculpture in 2006 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. In 2008 he researched public art and worked in the studio as a Fulbright Graduate Research Fellow and artist in Japan. In the summer of 2009 he was a resident artist at Atelje Stundars in Vaasa, Finland. This fall he is the Philip C. Curtis Artist in Residence at AlbionCollege. His current exhibition, "I Don't Like Cold Weather," is at the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center, and a solo exhibition of new work will be at PittsburgStateUniversity in Pittsburg, Kan., in January.

The De Pree Art Center is located at 160 E. 12th St., on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street. The regular gallery hours are Mondays through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Gallery hours may be reduced during breaks and holidays. The gallery is handicapped accessible.