Exhibition Highlights



200 YEARS OF FOLLY:  The Legacy of Goya’s Caprichos
January 10 - February 18, 2000 - An exhibition of contemporary prints by nationally celebrated American printmakers was yet another important collaboration between Muskegon Museum of Art and Grand Valley State University.  The MMA showcased a selection of Goya’s dramatic CAPRICHOS prints, which have influenced generations of artists worldwide, and printmakers in particular, since their publication.  Co-Curators Kirsten Strom and Ben Mitchell invited artists to create etchings, silkscreens, woodcuts and lithographs in response to Goya’s famous prints. 

GENESIS:  Resent works by Carolyn Ottmers
February 28 – March 28, 2000 - Selected winner of a major sculpture competition sponsored by the Fredrick Meijer Gardens in 1998, Ottmers returned to West Michigan for a one-woman exhibition of recent work at GVSU. This well known Chicago based artists’ work often refers to nature, created in multiples and in a wide range of media.  The artist worked closely with GVSU sculpture students at the Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center during her time with the university.

GVSU Art and Design Faculty Millennium Exhibit
June 1 – August 11, 2000 - Featured work included a wide variety of media and styles representing all Department of Art and Design faculty.  The GVSU Art and Design Faculty was also featured in an exhibition of 32 works of art at the Stanley Picker gallery, Kingston University, London, UK from June 28 – July 28, 2000

Don Kerr:  Five Decades of Painting
August 25 – October 13, 2000 - A retrospective exhibition featured 20 significant oils by Professor Kerr, formerly, chair of the painting department, who after a 30 year teaching career at GVSU, retired in 1999.  Supporting and enhancing the exhibition were a selection of drawings on view at the Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center, August 25 – September 15, 2000.

Return to Beauty:  Contemporary Chinese Prints from the Ihrman Collection
October 23 – November 20, 2000 - After the critical success of previous selections at the GVSU Art Gallery and the Muskegon Museum of Art, a new group of prints were selected from the ever expanding Ihrman Collection of outstanding contemporary Chinese prints.

BFA Portfolio Exhibitions:

Circles of Meat and Sugar
Treisa Vendramini - Painting
Saul T. Gray - Clay

December 4 - 8, 2000

Drew Storer-LeBlanc - Sculpture
Patrick Dunning - Painting
December 11-15th, 2000