Four members of the Hope College faculty are exhibiting or performing at the Autonomous University of Queretaro in Mexico this month.
Del Michel of the art faculty has an exhibition of
his work on display at the university from Saturday, Nov.
20, through Wednesday, Dec. 1. Music faculty members Joan
Conway, who is a pianist, and violinists Deborah Craioveanu
and Mihai Craioveanu among other appearances will perform
together on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25.
All four faculty members are also scheduled to
speak to classes and meet with students during their time in
Mexico, and the four professors will have Thanksgiving
dinner with the 10 Hope students who are studying at the
university during the current, fall semester. In addition,
the professors will be guests at educational and cultural
events being arranged by the office of the city of
Queretaro's President, Francisco Garrido Patron.
Hope and the Autonomous University of Queretaro
established a formal agreement in 1996 that has since led to
a number of student and faculty exchanges. The gallery of
the De Pree Art Center featured an exhibition of abstract
paintings by Jordi Boldo of the university's faculty from
September 1 through October 8. Hope hosted the university's
Wildcats football team on Saturday, Sept. 4.
The city of Holland and the university's hometown
of Santiago de Queretaro have maintained a sister-city
relationship since 1995.
Conway is a professor of music, and has been a
member of the Hope faculty since 1969. Deborah Craioveanu
is a part-time lecturer in music, and joined the Hope
faculty in 1992. Mihai Craioveanu is an associate professor
of music, and also joined the Hope faculty in 1992. Michel
is a professor of art, and has been a member of the Hope
faculty since 1964.