Hope College will feature the exhibition “Eames Demetrios: Kcymaerxthaere” in the gallery of the De Pree Art Center from Friday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 29.
Demetrios, an artist and filmmaker, will give an artist’s talk on Friday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall. Following the talk, there will be an opening reception in the gallery from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The public is invited is invited to the talk, reception and exhibition. Admission is free.
Created by Demetrios, “Kcymaerxthaere” is a multi-pronged and ongoing work of three-dimensional fiction now in its 11th year. The project can be found in stories set in bronze markers and historic sites—like a novel—in which every page is in a different city across the globe.
Demetrios has been traveling the world installing the markers and historic sites, which honor events from a parallel world he calls Kcymaerxthaere. Currently, there are 104 markers and historic sites installed in 22 countries on six continents.
“Kcymaerxthaere” connects communities through shared interpretations of the stories in drawings, weavings and other crafts. Demetrios’s hope is to inspire people to see the world afresh—to see new possibilities in the world around them.
Demetrios also explores film and art, and preserves the design legacy of Charles and Ray Eames as director of the Eames Office and chairman of the Board of the Eames Foundation. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and two sons.
The De Pree Art Center is located at 160 E. 12th St., on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street; and Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., between 10th and 12th streets. Both buildings are handicapped-accessible.
The gallery is normally open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Because of the college’s spring break, the gallery will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 13; closed all day on Saturday-Sunday, March 14-15; closed from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday-Friday, March 16-20; and closed all day on Saturday-Sunday, March 21-22.