Exhibition Highlights

GVSU Art Gallery, 1121 Performing Arts Center:

Reconstruction: Recent Work by Dennis Nahabetian and Tara Stephenson
January 8 - January 26, 2007 - Work by nationally renowned metalsmiths, Dennis Nahabetian and Tara Stephenson was curated by Beverly Seley, GVSU Art and Design Faculty.

Them: Images of Separation
February 12 - March 21, 2007 - This exhibition promoted understanding and healing through the examination of items from popular culture used to stereotype different groups of people. THEM explored the subjugation of women, poor whites, gays, Jewish Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans and others and tackled some of the most contentious, cultural hot-button issues today. Curated by Ferris State University's Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia.

BFA Exhibition:  Cavalcade of Curiosity
April 9-12, 2007
Joya March - Illustrator
David Bergenham - Sculptor
Julie Teft - Illustration

School of Communication Photography Senior Thesis:  Hide and Seek
April 16-28, 2007
Photography shown by Nicole Bernier, Jamie Black, Carson Brown, Joshua Bown, Crista Chapman, Kristine Crawford, Jonathon Downey, Tonya Hildebrant, Jennifer Holshoe, Christopher Hughes, Bradley Klosner, Megan Major, Misty Minna, Jennifer Orr, Holly Richer, Jason Rutter, Anna Schwallier, Jamie Smoes, and Stephanie Sowa.

Student Retrospective
Monday, May 14 - Thursday, August 2, 2007 - GVSU faculty of both the Department of Art and Design and the School of Communications are invited to select student work from a wide range of courses. This exhibition, representative of each program's diverse and challenging curriculum, as well as the high caliber of students involved in each, will be on view for the benefit of visitors to GVSU's campus over the summer months.

Wednesday, August 15 - Friday, September 21, 2007 - Bill Hosterman, printmaker and assistant professor of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University, exhibited his new body of work created over the last four years. Also on display were a selection of prints by international artists organized by Hosterman that illustrate the influence these 18 artists had on one another. This group of prints, The Echo Portfolio, was donated to the university's permanent collection at the end of the exhibit.

No Blind Date: A Two Person Exhibition
Thursday, October 4 - Friday, November 2, 2007 - Jo Hormuth and John Phillips met on the phone during the summer of 1983. They have lived and worked together ever since. John is a painter. Jo works with everything else. This was their first exhibition together...

BFA Exhibition: 
November 12-15, 2007
Alyssa Blakeslee - Illustrator
Kendra Scarlavai - Illustrator

School of Communications Photography Senior Thesis:  Our Visual Revolution
November 26 - December 8, 2007
Photography by Katie Brown, Sara Combs, Tim Creamer, Tiffany Deehan, Elizabeth Dome, Baily Durening, Jennifer Edenburn, Abby Fox, Kati Hart, Kyle Hudecz, Contance Huether, Kimberly Jarchow, Hollyn Johnson, Jennifer Krampe, Jeremy Machtel, Philip Meade, Andrew Nagar, Carly Paszek, Jessica Rand, Emily Renkert, Brian Richards, Emily Rogers, Elise Smalley, Erica VanRhee, and Melissa Witkovsky.