The Greiner Art Gallery at Hanover College

The Greiner Art Gallery provides the community with visual art exhibtions featuring a diverse line-up of artists and artistic styles. The gallery also offers opportunities to get to know the artists through a series of Special Events including demonstrations, lectures, and seminars.

Located in the lobby of the Lynn Center for Fine Arts Building, the gallery is open to the public during exhibitions Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, during special events in the CFA, and by appointment.

Please contact the Gallery Director Leticia Bajuyo for addtitional information about the gallery or to make an appointment to see the show outside of gallery hours. email: or office phone: 812.866.7338

Greiner Art Gallery - 2014-2015 exhibition schedule

sept 2014

Affect Effects
A Two-Person Exhibition featuring artworks by Mark Rospenda and Megan Myers Schweitzer

Exhibition dates: Friday, September 5th - Friday, October 17th, 2014
Artists’ presentations and closing reception: Friday, October 17th, 5-7pm, talks starting at 5:30pm

Mark Rospenda lives and works in South Bend, IN, where he is Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the South Bend Museum of Art. Rospenda received a BA in Art from DePaul University in 2000, and a MFA in Visual Art from the University of Chicago in 2006. His drawings and collages have been exhibited at the Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI.

Megan Myers Schweitzer, a Cincinnati artist and a designer at Emedia Designs, Schweitzer creates sculptures, installations, prints, and videos to express her interest in the primordial aspects of life and to investigate complex human emotions. In 2011, she graduated from Hanover College, earning a Bachelors of Art with a concentration in Business and a minor in Art History. Schweitzer completed a MFA in April 2014, from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

Fall Student Art Showcase
A group exhibiton featuring artworks selected by the Studio Art faculty from the courses being taught this semester. This Fall 2014 Student Art Showcase includes artworks from:
· Drawing 1
· Basic Design
· Ceramics 1 and 2
· Figure Drawing 1 and 2
· Contemporary Art Practices

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, October 25 - Saturday, November 8
There will be a reception for this exhibition on Friday, November 7th.

Senior Art History Major Co-curatorial Comprehensive Exam Exhibition
This special exhibition will feature selections from the Hanover College private art collection and will be co-curated by the senior Art History majors: Victoria Spain, Emily Bumgardner, Amanda Waltz, and Vaughn Smith.

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, November 15 - Friday, December 5th
Reception: Friday, November 21st, 5-7pm

Land Report is a group exhibition featuring five artists who deal with landscape in fundamental ways and as a foundational reference point.

Exhibition dates: Monday, January 5th - Friday, February 6th, 2015
Artists’ presentations and closing reception: Friday, February 6th, 5-7pm, talks starting at 5:30pm

Jason S. Brown considers the politics of mountaintop removal in his construction of objects and installations using coal and hidden light sources.

Brian R. Jobe crafts meeting places for public interaction through the delineation of pathways between stacked bricks and cinderblocks.

David L. Jones responds to desert environments with model scale sculpture and stop-motion animation.

Patrick Kikut incorporates a lifelong interest in the horizon line in paintings with flat Midwestern landscapes as his muse.

Shelby Shadwell examines landforms from a non-traditional lens by creating mountains out of matchbooks and making diapers appear monumental.

2015 High School Invitational Showcase

Exhibition Dates: Monday, February 16th - Saturday, March 14th
Closing Reception: Saturday, March 14th starting at 4pm

The reception will include a panel discussion featuring the High School Art Teachers from the three participating schools.
Leading up to the reception, the gallery will be open on Saturday, March 14th, 9am-5pm.

For this exhibition, the art teachers from three regional high schools were invited to select artworks from their students to display in the Hanover College Greiner Art Gallery.

Batesville High School
Madison Consolidated High School
Shawe Memorial High School

The selected student artworks from the high schools have been curated and installed by students presently taking Museum and Installation Studies at Hanover College.

Next year, three different programs will be selected to showcase the creative work and investigation happening at additional high schools in the region.

The panel discussion and reception for Saturday, March 14th, has been planned in conjunction with the Education Department and has been made possible with the financial support from the 4C’s committee.


2015 Greiner Art Competition & Purchase Award

Exhibition dates: Tuesday, March 17 - Friday, March 20th

Every year a purchase award is given to a Hanover student for an outstanding artwork. The selected piece will become part of the private art collection of Hanover College and displayed on campus. The jurors are faculty and staff members from other disciplines outside the Art Department.

Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibition
This exhibition features artworks by the senior Studio Art majors. This exhibition will represent months of designing and creating by the senior Studio Art majors: Kaitlin Knapp, Amanda Waltz, and Sara Wines. It is both a pre-professional experience and a part of the Studio Art Senior Thesis.
Exhibition Dates: Monday, March 30th - Saturday, April 11th
Reception: Friday, April 10th, 5-7pm with gallery talks starting at 5:30pm.

Kaitlin Knapp

Amanda Waltz

Sara Wines

The 2015 Annual Student Silent Art Auction is on exhibit in the hallway of the CFA
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, April 7-Saturday, April 11, 2015
Bids will close Saturday evening following President Honors the Arts.

Gallery art auction 2015

The May exhibition in the HC Greiner Art Gallery is titled Enkindle.

The verb "enkindle" means "to kindle into flame, ardor, activity, etc." In the gallery, this exhibition displays new paper and plexiglass artworks by Professor Deb Whistler and temporary, tape drawings by the students in her Large-Scale Painting course.

Exhibition dates: Thursday, May 7th - Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Artists' presentations and reception: Thursday, May 14th, 5-6:30pm, talks starting at 5:30pm


Deb Whistler's artworks evolve from and swim among snippets of memory in a process called "Creativity." As the past and present intertwine, Deb captures this "in-between space" where everything is changing and where excitement and fear co-exist.

In response to Deb Whistler's accordion drawings, the students in the Large-Scale Painting class created a temporary drawing influenced by Sandro Botticelli's c.1480 painting Birth of Venus. Titled Rebirth of Venus, the students' group artwork shows how that past works can be rekindled and how influence is necessary for growth and maturation.