Two exhibitions of paintings by Delbert Michel, professor of art at Hope College, are on view in two cities in the Netherlands.

          The exhibitions, in Apeldoorn and Den Haag, are
  being sponsored by TNO, a Dutch knowledge-based organization
  which provides research and development in modern cutting-
  edge technologies for clients around the world.
          An exhibition of eight of Michel's large abstract
  paintings opened at Galerie TNO in Apeldoorn on Friday, Oct.
  15, and will be on view until Thursday, Nov. 25.  At the
  same time, TNO opened an exhibition in Den Haag of 15 of
  Michel's works which will remain until March of 2000.
          The works in both exhibitions are very large and
  color abstractions based upon landscapes and cultural
  artifacts drawn from Michel's observations as he has
  traveled in various parts of the world.  The works were
  previously shown in the Netherlands in an exhibition in the
  Galerie and Sculpture Park in Almelo from May to Saturday,
  Sept. 25.
          Michel has been a member of the Hope faculty since
  1964.  His art has been exhibited in galleries and shows
  worldwide, and his work is included in many private,
  corporate, university and art museum collections.