Hope College News
A new exhibition opening at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum on Friday, Sept. 21, explores the beliefs and practices of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church as they are reflected in contemporary paintings, icons, liturgical objects and other works of art. The 67 artworks in the exhibition were collected and donated to the Kruizenga Art Museum by Dr. Neal Sobania, a Hope alumnus from the Class of 1968 who was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia and later went on to make Eastern Africa the focus of his academic career.
A new exhibition opening at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum on Tuesday, May 29, provides a retrospective look at the artistic career of Hope College art professor Billy Mayer, who passed away unexpectedly at age 64 in November 2017. “In Memory: The Art of Billy Mayer” includes examples of Mayer’s work in a broad range of artistic genres, from ceramics and metal sculpture to collages, photographs and mixed-media installation pieces.