Two exhibitions of paintings by Delbert Michel, professor of art at Hope College, are on view in two cities in the Netherlands.
The exhibitions, in Apeldoorn and Den Haag, are
being sponsored by TNO, a Dutch knowledge-based organization
which provides research and development in modern cutting-
edge technologies for clients around the world.
An exhibition of eight of Michel's large abstract
paintings opened at Galerie TNO in Apeldoorn on Friday, Oct.
15, and will be on view until Thursday, Nov. 25. At the
same time, TNO opened an exhibition in Den Haag of 15 of
Michel's works which will remain until March of 2000.
The works in both exhibitions are very large and
color abstractions based upon landscapes and cultural
artifacts drawn from Michel's observations as he has
traveled in various parts of the world. The works were
previously shown in the Netherlands in an exhibition in the
Galerie and Sculpture Park in Almelo from May to Saturday,
Michel has been a member of the Hope faculty since
1964. His art has been exhibited in galleries and shows
worldwide, and his work is included in many private,
corporate, university and art museum collections.