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Experience the joy of art without leaving campus! The University of Olivet is hosting a series of exhibitions in the Kresge Foundation Gallery of the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building during the 2016-17 academic year. View works by students, alumni, and Michigan artists. Each event is on display for several weeks and includes an artist’s reception. Join the The University of Olivet community for refreshments and a celebration of these amazing artists.
Ann Arbor artist, Nick Reszetar, opens the 2016-17 Kresge Foundation Gallery Exhibition series from Sept. 8 to Sept. 30 with his work entitled Lived Experience: Figurative Work by Nick Reszetar. On display will be work from his recent Art Prize entry “100 Drawn Portraits in a Year,” as well as large-scale figure drawings in charcoal. The artist’s reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
A special alumni exhibition will feature the work of Frank Corl ’94 and Amy Gardner Dean ’92 from Oct. 6 to Nov. 4. A gallery talk and artists’ reception are scheduled during Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Frank Corl, who is the Senior Medical Illustrator at the Mayo Clinic, will be presenting his medical illustrations such as the one pictured left, as well as several oil paintings. Amy Gardner Dean’s work includes naturalistic paintings of people and animals in a variety of media.
From Nov. 10 to Dec. 9, The University of Olivet will host the exhibition Charlotte Whitney Stevens: A Retrospective. Stevens, a resident of Olivet for over 50 years, paints in a variety of media, including oil, pastels and watercolor. The gallery reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m
The Southwest Michigan Printmakers will present their work in an exhibition titled TEN and New Work. This dynamic and varied collection of new work includes original prints by 26 artists working in a variety of traditional and non-traditional printmaking media. Join the artists for refreshments at the gallery reception on Friday, Jan. 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Wavelengths, an exhibition of paintings by Danielle C. Wyckoff, Grand Rapids artist and Kendall College of Art and Design professor, will be on display from Feb. 16 to March 24, with an artist’s reception scheduled for Friday, March 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wyckoff’s work evokes the shifting natures of love and water, as she investigates the themes of love and loss.
The 2016-17 exhibit schedule ends with a tribute to the graduating art seniors: Cassandra Brown, Patrick Donovan, Lacey Risner, Evan Hoshaw and Christopher Sudduth. Each student will have the opportunity to display their work in the gallery from March 30 to May 20. Details regarding the artists’ reception to be announced.