Delbert Michel to Have Work Exhibited
At Grand Rapids Art
Posted June 14, 2002
HOLLAND -- Delbert Michel, professor of art at
Hope College, will have work featured in a one-person
exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum beginning Friday,
Michel will have 37 works showcased in the
exhibition "Weaving the Past into the Present: New
Paintings by Delbert Michel."
The museum's description of the exhibition notes
that the collection "represents a new direction in the work
of an artist who previously focused on landscape and
abstraction. Inspired by fragments of kilim woven carpets
and other artifacts collected during his extensive travels
throughout Europe and Mexico, Michel's recent work utilizes
the design ideas of ethnic traditions redefined in vivid and
expressive contemporary assemblages and paintings."
The exhibition will continue through Sunday, Sept.
15. Admission to the museum is $5 for general adult
admission, $2 for senior citizens (62 and over), $2 for
college students with identification and $1 for youth age
six to 17, and free for children under six.
Michel will present a gallery talk in conjunction
with the opening on Friday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. Admission
to the talk is $2.
In addition, Michel will discuss his work during a
complimentary dessert reception for Hope alumni and friends
on Thursday, July 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The museum is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
and until 9 p.m. on Friday. The museum is closed on Monday.
Admission is free on Fridays from 5 p.m. until close.
Michel has been a member of the Hope faculty since
1964. He holds a bachelor's degree from De Pauw University,
and a master of fine arts degree from the University of
His art has been exhibited in galleries and
museums worldwide, including in recent one-person
exhibitions in England, Mexico, the Netherlands and the
United States. He has curated and, along with other Hope
art faculty and Hope students, has work included in an
exhibition being featured at the Museo del Arte in Holland's
sister city of Queretaro, Mexico, from Thursday, July 4,
through Sunday, Aug. 11.
Michel's work is included in many private,
corporate, university and art museum collections, including
the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Butler Institute of Art and
Portsmouth College of Art in England.