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Soeffker Gallery Faculty Exhibition Opening

soeffker faculty exhibitiion

The Soeffker Gallery - a hidden gem tucked away in Drew Fine Arts 103 on Hamline University's campus - will celebrate a new and diverse spring exhibition of faculty work with an open house on Friday, March 1.

The depth of the Hamline Fine Arts department will be on full display as the show will include two-dimensional works, sculptures, woodcuts, digital media pieces, and more. Faculty exhibiting their work include Professors Andrew Wykes, Allison Baker, Curt Lund, Josh Gumiela, Dave Ryan, and John-Mark Schlink, director of the Soeffker Gallery.

“We are showing all different, all recent work,” said John-Mark Schlink. “There will even be sculptural shrines.”

The Soeffker Gallery hosts three to four exhibitions each year, including a visiting artist in the fall who in addition to exhibiting work, gives a lecture and meets with senior art majors to discuss and critique their work. The five studio art majors graduating in 2019 will be exhibiting their pieces in the gallery this April.

Faculty exhibitions occur every two years to give students and the community a sense of what professors have been working on -- even if it is outside of their expertise.

“I am excited to be included in this exhibition as it is my first opportunity to share my work on campus since joining the Hamline faculty,” said Professor Curt Lund. “But more exciting, for me, is to get to see what other professors have been working on outside the classroom.”

Along with the new exhibition, selections from the permanent collection will be on view, including works by Warhol, Picasso, Goya, Lasansky, and DeKooning.

All are invited to attend the open house on Friday, March, from 6-8 p.m. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. The faculty exhibition will run from March 1-29. For more information, visit the Soeffker Gallery's Website


Written by Autumn Vagle