The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College will feature its fall Juried Student Show for the campus community in person and for the public virtually.
The gallery will be open to Hope students, faculty and staff with a current Hope ID card on weekdays from Monday, Nov. 2, through Monday, Nov. 16, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The exhibition will be viewable by the general public virtually on Nov. 16-Dec. 18 at hope.edu/depree-gallery. Viewing is free.
The gallery space itself is being limited to the campus community out of an abundance of caution due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Open to all students at Hope, the competitive exhibition is an annual fixture in the De Pree gallery. Each year, the Department of Art and Art History invites a recognized artist or curator to judge the student work.
This year’s juror is Shannon Stratton, who is executive director of the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency in Saugatuck. Stratton will deliver a juror’s talk via Zoom on Friday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. Those interested in attending the virtual talk should email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Stratton holds an MA in art history, theory and criticism and an MFA in fiber and material studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in interdisciplinary studio arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design (now Alberta University of the Arts).
As a curator, Stratton has worked with hundreds of artists, including Theaster Gates, Sheila Pepe, Cauleen Smith and Indira Allegra, through exhibitions and programs at institutions of all scales. She curated the traveling exhibition “Fearful Symmetries,” the first retrospective of the feminist artist Faith Wilding, and edited the subsequent publication. Stratton’s curatorial work has focused on manifestations of craft in contemporary art, as well as socially engaged practice, sound and artist-built environments.