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 summer.
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, June 7.
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 voices.
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 Queretaro.
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.