The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College will feature the exhibition “Intercultural Art Practice in South Korea” featuring faculty and student work from Thursday, Sept. 28, through Thursday, Oct. 5.

There will be an artist’s talk on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. in the gallery, with an opening reception following.

The public is invited to the exhibition, artist’s talk and opening reception. Admission to each is free.

For more about the student-faculty trip to South Korea, please read the “Spera” faculty-research story “Imaging What Can’t Be Seen” in the Summer 2023 issue of “News from Hope College.” 

The exhibition was developed through a student-faculty fellows program through which a faculty member and four students spent June 9-28 in South Korea.  The participants were Leekyung Kang, who is an assistant professor of art, and students Isabella Gaetjens-Oleson, a senior from Lancaster, New Hampshire; Madai Huerta, a 2023 graduate from Holland; Joanna Locke, a senior from Louisville, Kentucky; and Ayanna Njoroge, a junior from Nairobi, Kenya.  They created art practices through a series of cultural site visits, discussions and printmaking workshops during the summer trip, and have continued working on their projects since returning.

The program was funded by ASIANetwork, as well as Hope College’s Department of Art and Art History and the Dean for the Arts and Humanities Office. Collectively, they support the faculty-led student summer projects in Asia emphasizing five core ideas under the broad theme of Engaging Asia. These core ideas include current global issues in an Asian context, interaction and collaboration with the people of Asia, practical and professional skill development, student career and professional preparation, and a strong faculty mentorship of students.

The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those without a Hope College ID (necessary to gain access to the building) should call 616-395-7500 to visit.

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The De Pree Art Center and Gallery is located at 275 Columbia Ave., between 10th and 13th streets.