Exhibition Highlights

Action of Non-Action:  East and West in Calligraphy and Verse, Calligraphy by Peimin Ni
January 7 – February 8, 2002 - This exhibition celebrated the publication of “Wandering:  Brush and Pen in Philosophical Reflection.”   The classical Chinese calligraphy of Peimin Ni was presented in dialogue with the philosophical verse of Stephen Rowe

Tjukurrpa:  Australian Aboriginal Art of the Dreaming
February 18 – March 22, 2002 - Australian aborigines of the ancient past carried out a practice known as “dream drawing” on cave walls in sand.  Today, these intricate drawings are produced by contemporary aboriginal artists with paint on canvas.  Tjukurrpa, which means ”time of ancestors or dreaming,” was explored by art collectors James and Wendy Cowan, who lived for many years in the Australian Outback in presentations with students.  In conjunction with this exhibition there were 34 additional paintings exhibited at the VanAndel Museum Center of the Public Museum of Grand Rapids as part of “Mysterious Voyage:  Art and Culture of Three Ancient Worlds.”

BFA Exhibition:  Persistence of Vision
Artists exhibiting their artwork are Hilary Bergen, Theresa A. Freese, Jasper L. Giddings, Leah L. Jones, Nico Lawrence, Josh Martin, Shannon M. McAvoy, Kara Mix, Holly Nelson, Emily Nickerson, Jason Rhodes, Mandy Tessmer, and Gina Urso.
April 1-4, 2002

BFA Exhibition:  public edges
Kelly Kliewer (Illustration) and Stephanie Woods (Painting)

April 8 – 11, 2002

BFA Exhibition:  arpeggio
Katherine Burkhardt (Illustration) Becky Fredericks (Illustration) Kevin Ingram (Illustration)

April 15 – 18, 2002

All the World’s a Stage (From the Page to the Stage)
May 6 – August 12, 2002

Engaging Memory:  Contemporary Interpretations of War
August 23 – September 27, 2002 - Renee Zettle-Sterling interviewed war veterans as a starting point for the exhibition and her resulting three-dimensional “metal mouthpieces” – so named not only because they gave voice to veteran’s experiences, but because they are actually designed to be held in the mouth – form the basis of the exhibit.  The 12 bronze, copper, brass, and sliver mouthpieces, which she calls “actualities”, represent veterans’ responses when asked to talk about their war experiences.  The “actualities are really about the realities of war – being lonesome, being homesick – things that are down to earth and universal about war.

Cyril Lixenberg 4x10+
October 7 – November 1, 2002 - The show featured more than 40 prints that span Lixenberg’s career, along with models of his large-scale steel sculptures that are installed in parks and public buildings throughout the Netherlands, where the artist lives.  Lixenberg’s sculptures can also be found in Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon, and throughout Michigan.  The works that were displayed are part of a much larger collection of Lixenberg’s work that the internationally renowned artist has donated to Grand Valley’s newly established Print and Drawing Cabinet, a museum-quality art resource for students and the general public.

BFA Exhibition:  Illustration
Ben Foreman and Katie Newell
November 11-14, 2002

School of Communications Photography Senior Thesis:  {Creations of Mind}
Photography shown by Alison Bates, Nicholas Foster, Scott Hayes, Jessica L. Miller, Jill R. Roggenbuck, Karen Skocelas, and Michelle White.
November 18-21, 2002

BFA Exhibition: Idle Hands Are the Devils Playground
Amy Feigley - Sculpture
November 25 - December 5, 2002