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Jaro Hess Art Exhibition

  • April 15, 2016–June 17, 2016
  • Off Campus

April 15 – June 17

The Calvin College Department of Art and Art History is proud to present JARO HESS (1889-1977): A TRULY FREE LIFE.

Czechoslovakian-born Jaro Hess moved to Grand Rapids in the 1920s as a landscaper and gardener, but his occupations encompassed a wide variety of interests, most memorably his artistic projects. Humorous, dark, mischievous and always whimsical, Hess’ paintings and drawings are windows into a vibrant imagination. Hess created the lion share of his illustrations, paintings, and his most well-known illustrative map, "The Land of Make Believe", in Grand Rapids. JARO HESS (1889–1977): A TRULY FREE LIFE will provide a brief overview of Hess’ colorful career and explore the nature and place of Hess’ work in Grand Rapids.

Opening reception

Friday, May 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Gallery hours

Wednesday: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Image: Jaro Hess, The Land of Make Believe, 1930.


  • (106) Gallery and Studio
  • 106 Division Ave. S
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • 49503
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