Faculty and students from the Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University will exhibit their art during the December 5 Art Hop at the Park Trades Center in downtown Kalamazoo. Ten faculty will open their studios to the public from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue to exhibit and discuss their work. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists, experience their creative environments, see their work in progress, and explore a significant number of competed works on display. Karen Bondarchuk (drawing and sculpture), Cat Crotchett (painting), Bill Davis (photography), Dick dePeaux (painting), Trish Hennessy (painting and design), Dick Keaveny (painting), Adriane Little (photography), Nichole Maury (printmaking), Ginger Owen (photography), and Vince Torano (painting) will open their studio doors to the public.
In addition to the faculty, four student organizations will be exhibiting and selling their work — the ceramics and jewelry/metals guilds will be located in studio 202B and graphic design and photography students will be set up in 412. About 50 students will be participating in this event. Proceeds will be split between the artists and the sponsoring student guild. Frostic School of Art student guilds provide activities that integrate educational and professional experiences including field trips, guest speakers, and attendance at national conferences.