Mar 23, 2022

Dordt Artist to Present Senior Exhibition "Imprint"

Samuel De Jong presents his senior exhibition "Imprint"

Dordt University art major Samuel De Jong from Sioux Center will exhibit his senior art show “Imprint,” in Dordt’s Art Gallery located in the Campus Center, from March 21 to April 9. The artist’s reception will take place on March 24, at 7 p.m.

De Jong’s artwork highlights the influence and change that comes from one’s environment.

"The common idea that people are the product of their environment highlights the effect that the outside world can have,” says De Jong. “Change does not always reflect negative influence, but inevitably influence leads to transformation.”

To create the art, De Jong utilized a projector shining on the subject. He says this helped to capture the influence of the world, people, and ideas on a person’s identity.

The Dordt University Art and Design Department offers four emphases: art history, fine arts studio, graphic design, and pre-architectural design. It can also be paired with an education degree as an art specialization. Learn more at

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Dordt, located in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report,, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.

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