The Hillsdale College art department hosts 4-5 Professional Artist Series exhibits each academic year in the Fine Art Building's, Daughtrey Gallery. Exhibited work typically reflects media taught within the art department and echos the traditional values espoused in its mission. All exhibits are free and open to the public.
Maria Kreyn September 3rd – October 9th, 2021
Reprising art historical conventions of the Baroque and Romantic periods, Maria’s paintings can be best described as a re-mix of familiar pictorial tropes and iconographies that communicate through a combination of allegory, masterfully rendered figures, and mysterious scenes which are neither of a specific time nor place. Kreyn’s compositions are not strictly traditional. While deriving their technical foundations from old master works, she reframes these techniques and expands their pictorial vocabulary into a realm of stirring emotional narratives, unique personal histories, and surreal fictions.
Opening reception September 10th, 2021 5 PM – 7 PM
H2O: 2 Artists' Viewpoints on Water
Barbara Bushey and Becky Kagan Schott
October 15th – November 24th, 2021
Water exists in numerous states of matter, and through this, has numerous ways of being seen and experienced. This curated body of work by Becky Kagan Schott and Barbara Bushey allows the viewer to observe water from a traditional understanding to abstracted representations of how water can inspire and inform the creative process.
Opening reception October 15th, 2021 5 PM – 7 PM
Fall Student Art Exhibit
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
Current art students exhibit their best work from the fall 2021 semester in this concourse-style exhibit.
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 at 4pm
Fighting on the Homefront: Propaganda Posters of World War II
January 14th - February 15th, 2022
Before television, visual advertising was dominated by talented illustrators. During World War II, the U.S. Government leveraged these artists’ talents to create posters that delivered important messages in a single glance.
Opening reception January 14th, 2022 5-7 PM
Julio Suarez & Roxanne Kaufman
February 18th – March 30th, 2022
Through portrait painting and photography, Julio Suarez and Roxanne Kaufman ask their viewers to slow down and notice the characteristics of their subjects. In a gallery setting, the portrait confronts its viewer without barriers. These portraits not only represent the time spent between artist and subject, but time spent between the subject and viewer.
Opening reception February 18th, 2022 5-7 PM
Senior Art Exhibits 2022
Exhibit #1: Alaura Gage, Ashton Mills, Grace Cool
Exhibit #2 : Reagan Linde, Madelyn Schider, Shannon Peterson
Graduating art majors present their capstone exhibits in partial fulfillment of the art major requirements.
Spring Student Art Exhibit
Tuesday, April 26th - May 5th , 2022
Current art students exhibit their best work from the spring of 2022 semester in this concourse-style exhibit.
Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 at 4pm