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Center Art Gallery: Mathais Alten & Art Faculty

  • October 21, 2016–December 20, 2016
  • Covenant Fine Arts Center
  • FREE

October 21–December 20, 2016
(Closed Thanksgiving Break, Nov. 24–27)

Mathias Alten: Through the Seasons

In 1889, Mathias Joseph Alten immigrated to the United States and began his career as a painter. He spent most of his life in Grand Rapids and regularly worked outside, drawing inspiration from the surrounding countryside. An American Impressionist and Realist painter, Alten enjoyed depicting traditional rural scenes under the varied light and atmospheric changes of the seasons. This exhibition brings together 35 of his landscapes, and presents them within the framework of Michigan’s seasonal change.

Curator’s tour

Joel Zwart, Director of Exhibitions
Saturday, October 22, 2 p.m. (Center Art Gallery)

Lecture and reception

“‘It is of no use to dawdle over a canvas.’ How Mathias Alten Painted Michigan” with Ellen Adams, Ph.D. GVSU
Thursday, October 27, 6 p.m. (Center Art Gallery)
Reception to follow (West Lobby)

Art Faculty Exhibition

Taylor Greenfield, Anna Greidanus, Eric Heerspink, Frank Speyers, Jennifer Steensma Hoag, Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk

This biennial exhibition includes a selection of new work by studio faculty in the Department of Art and Art History including: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed media.

Opening reception

Friday, October 21, 6 p.m. (Center Art Gallery)

Gallery hours

Monday – Tuesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Images: left, Anna Greidanus, Displaced Function; right, Mathias Alten, Kite Flyers, Calvin College

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