April 4- April 28
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 12th, 6-8 pm
The Holland Area Arts Council welcomes Sculptor Harminder Singh Boparai to the Lievanse Gallery. His works in found metal, clay and wood are a reflection of his life growing up in rural India. He describes his work as a amalgamation of the traditional and contemporary ideas of his background.
About the Juror:
Janice Propst is an artist and also works with her husband in his company, Design Dizir. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design with a BFA in 1975 and received her MA from Olivet Nazarene University in Chicago. Jan taught art for 26 years, the last 21 of those years at West Ottawa High School. In the early 1990’s she helped promote the Children’s Environmental Trust Foundation, participating and teaching in the CET Rainforest Workshops in the Amazon of Peru. Jan was one of the first high school teachers to offer Dual Enrollment courses through Kendall College of Art and Design, and enjoyed teaching at this level for ten years. In 2007 she was selected as the Michigan High School Teacher of the Year. Jan was honored to have had students represented in the High School March Festival/Holland Area Arts Council Debut Shows in the years she was teaching.
March 8 - April 28
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8, 6-8 pm
Padnos and Armstrong Galleries
Every spring, the Holland Area Arts Council presents Début, our High School Juried Art Exhibition. This exhibition gives high school students the opportunity to experience the process of a real juried exhibition and to showcase their talents. Through this experience, we hope to instill in them the joy and the challenge that art brings to our lives.
The exhibition will open with a reception and award ceremony on Thursday, March 10. Juror, Janice Propst, will speak to the students about their work and her selections. She will award first, second, third places and honorable mentions and the Howard Miller Design Award.
The Arts Council is also excited to announce that Olivet College will be awarding five $3,000 scholarships to selected participating senior high school students.
The opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. We hope you'll join us to celebrate these students' work and their instructors' talents in teaching.
Participating schools include Black River, Careerline Tech, Coopersville, Fennville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Jenison, Saugatuck, West Ottawa and Zeeland.
Sponsored by Holland Friends of Art and Howard Miller Company
Grand Haven (gr.12)
West Ottawa (gr.12)Allory Roberts
The Standover Woman
Woof (For David Lynch)
Black River (gr.12)
Howard Miller Award for Excellence
West Ottawa (gr.12)
Grand Haven (gr.12)
Holland Area Arts Council Award
Hand-stitched fabric & thread
Holland Christian (gr.12)