Exhibition Highlights

GVSU Art Gallery, 1121 Performing Arts Center:

Echo Press Printer's Proofs: The Ann and David Keister Gift
January 10 - 28, 2005 - David Keister was the Master Printer at Echo Press in Bloomington, Indiana from 1980 to 1995. By tradition, the Master Printer receives a printer's proof of each edition. In time Ann and David Keister, both of whom are GVSU Art and Design Faculty, have amassed more than 200 prints which they have donated selectively in small groups to the Grand Valley State University's Print and Drawing Cabinet. This exhibition marked the first showing of this very important and generous gift.

David Kroll: Recent Work
February 14 - March 4, 2005 - The intriguing contemporary paintings, by this nationally acclaimed painter, were infused with the sensibility of past ages. The exhibition is a collaboration with the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery of Chicago and will include ceramic vessels by William Lieberman, GVSU Alumni, and paintings by Kroll.

BFA Exhibition:  Free Range Artists
April 11-14, 2005
Christina Wiese-DeLeeuw - Illustration
Dan Selleck - Illustration
Michael Church - Painting

School of Communications Photography Senior Thesis:  Synergy of Unique Visions
April 18-30, 2005
Photography shown by Jessica L. Baxter, Amy Bowman, Amanda J. Butler, Heather Dixson, Sara J. Gross, Jo Anna Kelly, Gail Kendall, Reyna Longoria, Andrew Lutz, Courtney Newbauer, Nick Rutkowske, Tracy Terpstra, and Alexis Zentmeyer.

Raw Art: Division Avenue Artists
August 26 - September 23, 2005 - This exhibition display a compelling look at "outsider" art and the lives of several self-taught artists who live in the Heartside district of Grand Rapids.

Jamaica Today: 6 Women Artists
October 3 - November 4, 2005 - This exhibit featured a group of highly talented artists with African, Asian and European backgrounds all of whom make Jamaica their home but whose visual vocabulary differs dramatically from one another as they express their insights of this island nation. Hope Brooks, Natalie Butler, Margaret Chen, Prudence Lovell, Petrona Morrison, and Hope "Sweetie" Wheeler featured works on paper and photography, installation and multimedia art in the GVSU gallery. All six women were high profile artists throughout the Caribbean and participate actively in exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Asia. All were faculty of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Art in Kingston, Jamaica.

BFA Exhibition:  4 Display
November 14-17, 2005
Alicia St. Germain - Metalsmith
Christy Beckwith - Illustration
Andrew Near - Metalsmith
Nathan Tobaben - Illustration

School of Communications Photography Senior Thesis:  frame 36
November 28 - December 10, 2005
Photography by Kristin Connolly, Jennifer Stevens, Peter Strobridge, Kristyn Mustard, Vennessa Remenak, Elizabeth Johnson, Eric Corky Swanson, Sarah Wiles, Allison Huyck, Bethann Jensen, Sarah Sheridan, Diana Arguelles, and Samantha Johnson.