posted July 31, 2000

McCombs Works Displayed

A painting by Bruce McCombs of the Hope College faculty has been included in the 64th National Midyear Exhibition of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.

McCombs's painting, a watercolor titled "Clocks, New York City," is featured in color on the cover of the exhibition's catalog and won a Juror's Mention Award. The exhibition features 104 works by 96 artists from around the country.

The exhibition opened on Saturday, June 24, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 27. Admission is free to the institute, which is located at 524 Wick Avenue in Youngstown.

McCombs is a professor of art at Hope. His work is in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum, the Library of Congress, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The National Collection in Washington, D.C., and more than 80 other museums and public collections.

His work has been exhibited internationally in London, Berlin, Italy, Japan and Brazil. His prints have been seen in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, New Orleans and other major cities. His art has recently been featured in exhibitions at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Muskegon Museum of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Mansfield Art Center.

He has been a member of the Hope faculty since 1969. He holds his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from Tulane University.