DePree Show of Faculty and Student Work
Posted May 14, 2002
HOLLAND -- An exhibition currently at the De Pree
Art Center of Hope College provides a preview of an
exhibition that will open in Queretaro, Mexico, later this
The exhibition, "Shared Sensibilities: Works by
Hope College Faculty of Art and Their Students," is running
in the gallery of the De Pree Art Center through Friday,
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The exhibition features work in a variety of
media, and is intended to demonstrate how artist/teachers
and art students communicate with each other through their
works. The selection demonstrates that students do not
become artistic clones, but instead share in the aesthetic
sensibilities of their mentors as they find their individual
Current and visiting members of the Hope faculty
with works in the exhibition include: Michel Conroy, mixed
media; Daryn Lowman, ceramics; Billy Mayer, ceramics; Bruce
McCombs, watercolor and prints; Delbert Michel, painting;
and Steve Nelson, photographs.
Current and former students with works in the
exhibition are: Arianna Baker, photography; Daniel
Berhanemeskel, painting; Dan Brewer, woodcut; Jeff Brown,
etching; Nate Cassie, drawing; Steve Haulenbeek, pencil
drawing; Nathan Klay, painting; Brian Leicht, ceramics;
Karen Mahaffy, video installation; Kristin McMillen,
photography; Amy Reckley, drawing and painting; John Saurer,
sculpture; and Dana Steuhower, pencil drawing.
The pieces will be featured at the Museo del Arte
in Queretaro from Thursday, July 4, through Sunday, Aug. 11.
Hope and the Autonomous University of Queretaro
established a formal agreement in 1996 that has since led to
a number of student, faculty and cultural exchanges. In the
fall of 1999, the Autonomous University of Queretaro
featured an exhibition of work by Michel and the De Pree
gallery featured work by artist Jordi Boldo of Queretaro.
In February of 2001, Michel's paintings were featured in a
one-person exhibition at the Museo de la Ciudad in
The city of Holland and the university's hometown
of Santiago de Queretaro have maintained a sister-city
relationship since 1995.
The De Pree Art Center is located on Columbia
Avenue at 12th Street. The gallery is open Monday through
Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but will be closed on
Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.