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Hope College December 2012 : Page 14

Campus Scene Visual Tradition H omecoming Weekend provided an apt occasion for opening an exhibition of recent work by alumni of the college’s studio art program. The Alumni Art Show, which ran in the gallery of the De Pree Art Center from Friday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 18, highlighted the talent of former students spanning five decades, from 1963 through 2009, and from as far away as Cambridge, Mass., and Middleton, Idaho, and as nearby as Hope’s hometown of Holland, Mich. Featuring art ranging from the tradition -al to the cutting edge, from the monumental to the minute, the exhibition was a chance to celebrate the artists they have become, and, in so doing, the program they shared in common, whether 50 years ago or f ive. Here is a sampling of the more than 50 works that helped enrich the campus earlier this semester. A complete listing of the 18 participating artists is on page 26. Michelle VanderVelde ’90 Calkins Reconstructing Fences (2011), stained wood Brent Jackson ’03 Inquiry 5: Wealthy (2010), photograph printed on vinyl, acrylic 14 News News From From Hope Hope College College

Visual Tradition

Homecoming Weekend provided an apt occasion for opening an exhibition of recent work by alumni of the college’s studio art program. The Alumni Art Show, which ran in the gallery of the De Pree Art Center from Friday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 18, highlighted the talent of former students spanning five decades, from 1963 through 2009, and from as far away as Cambridge, Mass., and Middleton, Idaho, and as nearby as Hope’s hometown of Holland, Mich.<br /> <br /> Featuring art ranging from the traditional to the cutting edge, from the monumental to the minute, the exhibition was a chance to celebrate the artists they have become, and, in so doing, the program they shared in common, whether 50 years ago or five. Here is a sampling of the more than 50 works that helped enrich the campus earlier this semester.<br /> <br /> A complete listing of the 18 participating artists is on page 26.

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