Art & Design and Art History Department

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 Andrew Hardin if you would like any addtitional information about the gallery, the exhibitions, or to make an appointment to see the show outside of gallery hours. email:

Greiner Art Gallery - 2015-2016 exhibition schedule

Two-Person Exhibition titled - Flow
featuring artworks by Hannah Woebkenberg '05 and Garry Holstein

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, September 10th - Friday, October 9, 2015

Homecoming Reception:
Friday, October 2, 5-7pm with gallery talk starting at 5: 30 by Hannah Woebkenberg

Hannah Woebkenberg is a physician and an artist living in Oakland, California.   She majored in Studio Art at Hanover College and then moved straight to studying medicine at Indiana University, followed by an intense Emergency Medicine residency in Atlanta, Ga.  She works as an ER physician in the SF Bay Area, all also creating and sharing her art.  Hannah states that, "Together, art and medicine create my life's balance." 

Closing Reception:
Friday, October 9, 2015with gallery talk starting at 5: 30 by Garry Holstein

Garry Holstein is the director of the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. He came to the University of Southern Indiana from Arkansas Tech University, where he was Visiting Professor of art. He received his MFA in Visual Design and MA in Organizational Communication from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Human Nature
A Group Photography Exhibition featuring artworks by
Rachael Banks, Robert Ladislas Derr, Bernie Kasper, and Lauren Wesley
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, Oct 15 - Friday, November 13, 2015
Closing Reception: Friday, November 13, 2015


Hanover College and the Greiner Art Gallery are proud to be a part of the 2015 Louisville Biennial which includes 60+ photography exhibitions at museums, galleries, universities, and cultural institutions. The goal of the biennial is to education via meaningful dialogue and bridge understanding in our diverse world through the dynamic medium of Photography. The Louisville Photo Biennial began in 1998 and this is the first year Hanover College will be one of the participating exhibition venues.


In collaboration with the West Street Art Center located at 301 West Street in downtown Madison, Indiana, this exhibition Human Nature is a two-part show at two galleries. At the WSAC, there will be a reception on Friday, October 23rd during Madison's Fourth Friday art hop.


Rachael Banks

Rachael Banks
MFA, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
BA, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
In her recent series, Between Home and Here, Banks focuses on intimacy and human relationships that exist within conflict. This work examines individual notions of place and its effect on personal identity and growth.

Robert Derr

Robert Ladislas Derr
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
BFA, Art Academy of Cincinnati
Robert Ladislas Derr translates the world around him through visual manifestations that leave the viewers with a sideways glance. For Derr, life is a performance-it sets the stage for his making.

Bernie Kasper

Bernie Kasper
Bernie Kasper is a photographer living in Southern Indiana. Based in Madison, Kasper describes his work as, "just sharing my view of the things around me." Through photography, Kasper shares the vivid details in nature and in his hometown with others who might not otherwise notice.

Lauren Wesley

Lauren Wesley
MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University, Boston, MA
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
BA, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Lauren Wesley's latest project deals with the constructed landscape of the botanical garden glasshouse. These spaces function as both a living museum and a manmade oasis. The artificial landscape is also an idealized one. Plants from different continents grow contentedly beside each other; all are equally dependent on their container for survival.


Greiner Art Gallery Speaker Series
Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

Public talk Friday, November 6th, 5-6pm in the CFA lecture hall room 107

Miranda Lash

Miranda Lash is Curator of Contemporary art at the Speed Art Museum, where she began working in September 2014. At the Speed Lash is overseeing a series of site specific commissions for the upcoming Elizabeth P. and Frederick K. Cressm­an Art Park, and curating the installation of the permanent contemporary collection in the new building, which will open in March 2016.

Lash received her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and her master's degree in art history from Williams College. Prior to joining the Speed, Lash was the founding curator of modern and contemporary art at the New Orleans Museum of Art from 2008 to 2014.

Hanover College Senior Studio Art and Art History Exhibitions
Exhibition Dates: Monday, Nov 23 - Friday, December 11, 2015
            Reception: Friday, December 4, 2015

in search of beauty

January - Two-Person Exhibition featuring artworks by Katelyn Seprish and Steve Prince
Exhibition Dates: Friday, January 15th - Friday, February 12, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 5-7pm
            Steve Prince, Visiting Artist Lecture: Friday, January 15, starting at 5:30pm

Closing Reception: Friday, February 12, 5-7pm
            Katelyn Seprish, Visiting Artist Lecture: Friday, February 12, starting at 5:30pm


Katelyn Seprish
B.F.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2011
M.F.A., University of Notre Dame, 2014

Katelyn Seprish's work investigates the taboos of society which specifically center in, on, or around the human condition, but specifically, with regard to the female body. She explores dichotomies such as chaos vs. order, disgust vs. desire, and repulsion vs. attraction. Through this exploration she unearths the inherent symbiotic nature of these relationships and extracts powerful imagery to fuel her work. The artist herself says of the dichotomies: "One cannot function or fully be understood without reference to its opposite, thus, I embrace them all as equal participants in my work as to generate meaningful conversations about the body."

Seprish's work consists of 3D and 2D work; her large ceramic vessels are often inspired by her drawings. She allows her practice to include multiple avenues of making by approaching each traditional mode as one collaborative practice.

Steve A. Prince is a native of New Orleans, LA and received his
B.F.A., Xavier University of Louisiana
M.F.A., Michigan State University

Steve works primarily in printmaking and drawing. He uses its black and white language to express a remarkably original and innovative vision. The many rhythms of New Orleans' cross-fertilized culture reflect throughout Steve's art. The rich traditions of art, music, and religion pulsate through Steve's woodcuts and drawings. They rise up as metaphors and messages that guide the viewer into the depths of his expressive imagination.

Steve created a series of linoleum cuts titled "Old Testament." The series hinges on the premise that true love is like an old testament made new each day.  He made an image for each of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament plus five images for the book of Psalms. The series is laden with subtle symbolism and narrative on couples and relationships. The project is semi-autobiographical as Steve reflected upon the many years he has been married. 


2016 High School Invitational Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: Friday, February 19 - Friday, March 18, 2016
Closing Reception: Friday, March 18, 2016

Hanover College Senior Studio Art Exhibitions
Exhibition Dates:Monday, March 21 - Friday, April 15, 2016 
            Reception: TBA

May - The Knoble: a Group Exhibition of Artists in Our Own Backyard 2016
Exhibition Dates: Friday, May 6 - Friday, May 27, 2016 
            Receptions: TBA