The Bradley Gallery at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin is featuring a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Professor John Hubbard. The thirty-six paintings represent images of Upper Peninsula landscapes that Professor Hubbard created during his recent sabbatical. The exhibit entitled “John Hubbard New Works” continues until December 11, 2009 with a reception/convocation on Friday, October 30th from 4:40 -5:30 p.m.
ArtPrize, an unprecedented competition that awarded more than $500,000 based on a public vote, was held Sept. 23-Oct. 10 in Grand Rapids. More than 1,260 worldwide artists participated, including art education Professor Michael Letts. ArtPrize transformed a three-mile district through downtown Grand Rapids into an exhibit space. Letts said artists paid an entry fee, created a Web page featuring their work and then applied to a particular venue in the hope of showing there. Each venue had its own jurying process. He was one of about 30 artists from 1,100 applicants selected to display pieces in the highly coveted DeVos Place—considered among the top 10 venues for the city-wide show. In his artist statement, he wrote: “My paintings echo the northern forests of Michigan in every season. But the images represent more than the visual. Evocative of deeper experiences, they personify the landscape as metaphor. The paintings are drawn from specific places that resonate in memory, places that strike with their presence, enchanted places. They recall the vision quests and rites of passage of a time when we lived closer to our spirits.” (from CAMPUS, NMU Communications and Marketing department) Painting on right entitled “Monument”.