Betty Feves Memorial Gallery Exhibits
2016-17 Academic Year
April 6-May 4, 2017
Ginger Owen and Vicki VanAmeyden
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6, 4:30-6:30pm
Heritage Habitats is a collection of large scale sculptural and experiential installation works collaboratively created by Ginger Owen and Vicki VanAmeyden. The installation will create a series of physical spaces inside the Gallery for “contemplation and invocation of ancestry.” The intent of the work is to engage community and school groups in discussions that address the ties that bind individuals: memory, history, culture, ancestry and humanity. The work also addresses the ideas of impermanence and personal vs. collective histories.
Ginger received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Central Florida, Orlando. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Photography and Intermedia at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.
Vicki received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Vicki serves as the Head of Printmaking at the Kirk Newman Art School, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, in Michigan.
May 15-June 1, 2017
Annual BMCC Student Art Show
Opening Reception: Monday, May 15, 11am-1pm
The annual BMCC Student Art Show highlights the work of art students at BMCC. Work will be representative of the art courses offered at BMCC and will include a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces, including drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics. Each year a local arts professional is invited to judge the show and select awards. Gallery visitors can also vote for the People’s Choice Award.
September 29-October 27, 2016
Katie Steinberg: Asunder: a reconstruction of space and place
Katie Steinberg builds small architectural structures that reference familiar environments while creating entirely new and fictional worlds. Her show will include both sculpture and photography.
Katie’s work explores the contemporary relationship between humans and technology and the natural world, looking at, for example, how our increasing use of and dependency on technology isolates us from our neighbors.
Katie recently completed her Master of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
November 10-December 8, 2016
Jill Miller: Borderline
Jill’s work examines an autobiographical understanding of depression through a series of figurative paintings that focus on “gestural qualities of fleeting and sustained moments during states of depression.” Subject matter includes figurative poses in various states of despair and treatments for depression and the surrounding perceptions of such treatments, including prescription medication and electroshock therapy.
The Feves Gallery is working with the BMCC Student Health & Wellness Resource Center on this show as part of a mental health awareness initiative on campus.
Jill received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Burren College of Art at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Jill currently lives in Michigan.
January 12-February 9, 2017
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Cory Peeke combines, layers, juxtaposes, glues, tapes and re-contextualizes remnant images that he collects to give them new purpose, to “reincarnate and recharge them.” Cory’s latest work explores “the duality that is the transient, disposable nature of our culture through the lens of the book and the status of higher education.”
Cory holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art and Design. Cory serves as the Director of the Nightingale Gallery and Professor of Art at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon.
February 16- March 16, 2017
Laura Ahola-Young: Echo Trail
Laura’s work is influenced by landscapes, winters, ice and resilience. Laura develops the imagery in her paintings, then covers and reworks them with glazes, scraping and mark making. Her paintings are centered on land, science and inquiry; she is currently developing work that incorporates scientific research, the Pacific Northwest and personal narrative.
Laura Ahola-Young received her Master of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University in 2001. She currently resides in Pocatello, Idaho where she is an Assistant Professor of Art at Idaho State University.