Daryn Lowman of the Hope College art faculty will lead a gallery walk at the Frederik Meijer Gardens on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m.

Lowman, a part-time lecturer in art, is among several artists to have work included in the exhibition "Master Teachers II: West Michigan Ceramics Faculty." The exhibition opened on Friday, March 15, and is continuing through Sunday, May 5.

Lowman joined the Hope faculty in the fall of 2001. He previously taught at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota. He has had work included in juried exhibitions around the country.

He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; an M.A. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; and an M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota.

"Master Teachers II: West Michigan Ceramics Faculty" is the second half of an exhibition dedicated to the sculpture and three-dimensional design faculty of West Michigan. The focus is on faculty who teach ceramics or work primarily in ceramics from schools including Aquinas College, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Kalamazoo College, Muskegon Community College and Western Michigan University. Bill Mayer, professor of art and chair of the department at Hope, had work included in Master Teachers I.

Frederik Meijer Gardens is located in Grand Rapids at 1000 East Beltline NE, and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults (14-64), $7 for senior citizens (65 and older), $6 for students with an ID, $4 for children age five-13, and free for children four and under.

Additional information may be obtained at www.meijergardens.org or by calling (616) 957-1580.