Department of Art and Design

Art History


The study of art history explores how societies and individuals have used the visual arts to convey the ideas and values that were important to them. (Read more...)

Richard Weis

Associate Professor, 2D Foundations and Painting

Rick Weis received his B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute and his M.F.A. from Indiana University in Bloomington. He has been a member of the Art and Design faculty since 1991 teaching Two-Dimensional Design, Color and Design, and Drawing 1 and 2. Additionally, he serves as the Foundations Coordinator. He has had over 200 exhibitions and juried exhibitions in 36 states and has received 38 awards for his paintings and drawings, 35 of which were in national competitions. His recent paintings investigate dynamics and structure.

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  • Phone: (616)331-3697
  • Office: 702 Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center
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Dynamic Structure


Inner Outer Structure