Art & Design and Art History Department

Greiner Art Gallery - 2007-2008 exhibition schedule

Brad McCombs
Monday, September 3 - Saturday, October 6
Saturday, September 29 (noon-4pm): Outdoor Sculpture Workshop
Friday, October 5 at 5pm in CFA 107: Lecture and Reception

MFA Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
BFA Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

"My role as an artist is comprehensive and embraces: activism, anthropology, ecology, and sociology. I look at the world with a broad approach and analyze ways in which humans function. Using these interests I weave cross-cultural and interdisciplinary elements into a cohesive web. From the backyard creek I grew up in, to the cities of Russia I have walked in, I have noted how humans are impacting our world. My early awareness of environmental issues grew into involvement with social issues of inequality, poverty and the consequences of a growing corporate culture. My artwork attempts to increase understanding of how contemporary society operates, and to provide a premise for action and change."

Friday, October 5 at 5pm: Lecture and Reception
Brad will be presenting a lecture on Art and Ecology and how students can integrate multiple disciplines effectively and engage the world around them.

Jane Inman
"Where Are They Now? 2007: the Fourth Annual Exhibition of HC Art Alumni"
Monday, October 8 - Friday, November 2

Jane graduated from Hanover College in 2004 majoring in Studio Art and Art History. She recently received her Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning. Since graduating from UC, Jane has been focusing on her artwork and on blurring the lines between the processes in Printmaking and Drawing.

Saturday, October 13 at 2pm: Lecture and Reception
In conjunction with Homecoming Weekend, Jane Inman will be coming to campus to discuss her Artwork.

Fall Student Art Exhibit
Tuesday, November 6 - Saturday, November 10
For Parents' Weekend at Hanover College a selection of artwork by students in the Fall term Studio Art courses will be on exhibition.

The Third Biennial High School Juried Art Competition
Friday, November 16 - Friday December 7
Every other year the HC Art Gallery holds a juried competition for High School artwork.

Friday, November 16 at 5pm

Tom Block
Monday, January 7 - Friday, February 1
Friday, January 11 at 5pm: Lecture and Reception

Tom Block will be on campus January 9 - 11 to lead workshops and discussion sessions. (click here to view the itinerary for Tom's visit)

"My Human Rights Painting Project highlights the struggle for human rights the world over - and the important work that Amnesty International does in working towards this goal. Using a contemporary artistic voice, I interpret different aspects of the struggle for human rights, emphasizing the stories that bring it to life. Biographies of each person featured accompany the paintings." (

Marita Gootee
Friday, February 8 - Friday March 7
Lecture and Reception Friday, February 8 at 5pm

8x10 Polaroid and Silver Gelatin Prints
It is a hot summer day and what is more fun than to take a swim in a cool refreshing pool? The pool is the American icon for summer. It is a place to exercise the body and refresh the mind. It is a status symbol and one of independence.

These images explore the romance of the pool and the dreamlike quality of the lazy summer day. An 8x10 Pinhole camera captures the subject on black and white film and Polaroid film. The images are 1:1 to the format. The light reflecting on the floating raft becomes a pool dance on the film. The figures are many times blurred. This creates a dreamlike - if not - mystical feel to the imagery.
Professor of Art, Photography, Mississippi State University
MFA, Indiana State University, Terre Haute
BA, College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio

Senior Studio Art Major Independent Study Exhibitions
Specific dates to be announced. Each exhibition is one-week long concluding with gallery talks and a closing reception on the Friday of the exhibition

9th Annual Student Art Auction
Monday, April 7 - Friday, April 11
This is a silent auction and all proceeds go directly to the student whose work one has bid.

HC Art Faculty Exhibition
Monday, April 28 - Friday, May 23
Every other year the Studio Art Faculty exhibit to share with the students and campus a few pieces of their recent Artwork.