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Current Exhibition

Stanley Harrington
A Retrospective Exhbition and Sale

May 14 - June 16, 2005

Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 14th, 5:00-7:00

Stanley John Harrington 1938-1968

The De Pree Gallery is proud to mount a retrospective of oil paintings, gouaches and prints by Stan Harrington. After graduating from Hope College as an English major in 1958, Harrington went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts in paintin from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He then served as professor of painting at Hope from 1964 - 1968. Beyone his contributions as an instructor, he established the first gallery space at Hope College, in the mezzanine of Van Zoren Library. The first exhibition there included works by Rembrandt, Durer, Rouault, and Picasso. After his untimely death in 1968, the Art Department established a permanent art collection in his honor, a legacy which has continued to grow.

Another memorial is the Stanley Harrington Art Scholarship, awarded annually to a promising major in the Art Department for the purchase of research materials. All proceeds from the sale of works in this exhibtion will go to ensuring the continued support of this award.

For more information, please contact the De Pree Gallery Office at (616) 395-7500. Regular Gallery hours are: Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. The De Pree Art Center and Gallery is located at the corner of 12th Street and Columbia Avenue. The gallery is handicapped accessible. Admission is free.