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Dordt alumni to discuss art careers Oct. 13, 14

October 1, 2005


Eight artists and Dordt College alumni will share their art and their personal perspectives on the wide range of art career opportunities at an event sponsored by the Dordt College Art Department Thursday and Friday, Oct. 13-14.

The public is invited to join Dordt art faculty and students for a gallery show and reception; an art careers panel discussion; and an art history lecture taking place during this two-day event.

Featured artists in the Dordt Campus Center Art Gallery Oct. 6 through Nov. 12 will be Teresa (Kuiper) Elenbaas, Kansas City art teacher and fine artist; Emily Hutten, Halifax, Nova Scotia, a fine artist who is currently serving a non-profit organization and introducing art to a community shelter; Sara (Blom) Mulder, a Pella fine artist and art teacher with a home studio; Laura (Schippers) Kleinheksel, a Holland, MI, graphic designer working for Holland Litho and beginning a mural painting business; Jenny (Goslinga) Trosen, a Minneapolis graphic designer and photographer; Marisa Ten Brink, an Aberdeen fine artist/ceramicist; Kari (Niewenhuis) Van Zante, a Hanover, PA, fine artist/ entrepreneur who teaches children in her home and creates murals; and Kate (Ellens) Ver Velde, a Rock Valley artist who combines a home studio with a Persian cat business and parenting, as well as working part-time as an interior decorator with Diamond Vogel.

An artist reception will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, with each artist briefly discussing their contributions to the exhibit. The Campus Center Art Gallery is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Also on Friday, Oct. 14, six of the participating artists will discuss their careers in a panel discussion at the West Commons at 10 a.m. Participating panelists representing the fields of graphics, fine art and community service, art education, home studios, will discuss those career fields, as well as finding galleries and other creative options and advice for those interested in art careers.

An art history lecture Thursday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. is also open to the public. In classroom building lecture hall C160, Ann Balakier, Ph.D., Art History Professor at the University of South Dakota, will present a lecture on the changing roles of women in art history.

For more information about any of these events, contact the Dordt College Art Department at 712-722-6373.

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