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Department of Art and Design

Metalsmithing and Jewelry

Whether they adopt traditional or contemporary practices, students gain an understanding of the art, its historical context and business practices. (Read more)

Dellas Henke

Professor, Printmaking

I began as a painter and remained studying painting until I finally recognized that the paintings were getting worse. In 1975 I discovered printmaking and eventually went on to study that at the University of Iowa. From there I moved to Rochester, NY where I set up a press, printed for other artists to pay rent and to learn the skills and from that studio I began making exhibition prints. It was also around that time that I began my association with Samuel Beckett and ultimately made three books of prints with his texts. By 1982 I began to teach at Grand Valley State College, (now University), in West Michigan, where I continue to teach and to make prints , drawings and photogravures.

Contact Information

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  • Phone: (616)331-3352
  • Office: 706 Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center
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Home Alone, Dellas Henke

Home Alone

Fallen Leaves, Dellas Henke

Fallen Leaves

XO, Dellas Henke