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Fall Arts Celebration: Art Gallery Exhibition - 'Forged in Metal: Deshi/Shishou Mentee/Mentor'

Fall Arts Celebration: Art Gallery Exhibition - 'Forged in Metal: Deshi/Shishou Mentee/Mentor'

Friday, October 5, 2012
10:00 AM

GVSU Art Gallery, 1121 Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus


This exhibition is a showcase of exceptional work from a selected group of contemporary Japanese jewelry and metalsmithing students and their mentors from Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry in Tokyo. "Forged in Metal" will shed light on the trusted and profound relationship between mentee and mentor, whose impact is felt for a lifetime.

Co-curated by Renee Zettle-Sterling, Grand Valley associate professor of art and design, and James Bove, associate professor of art at California University of Pennsylvania, the exhibition and subsequent lectures and workshops also continue a valued cultural and informational exchange begun many years ago.

While offering visitors an opportunity to view work by international artists, this look at the future of Japanese metalsmithing also captures the artists expressions of cultural identity and their appreciation for the physicality of materials and craft.

The exhibition will be on display until Friday, November 2, 2012. All Fall Arts Celebration events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/fallarts, call (616) 331-2180.

Grand Valley State University thanks the following sponsors for their commitment to the arts and their generous support of Fall Arts Celebration 2012: Ginny Gearhart and the Gearhart Family, Liesel and Hank Meijer, Elaine and Larry Shay, Judy and Peter Theune, John R. Hunting, Allendale Greatest Needs Fund of the Allendale Community Foundation, and Media Sponsor WOOD 106.9 FM & 1300 AM.