The FSU Fine Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit entitled “The Land” by artists Ed Wong-Ligda and Bill Hosterman from November 30th to December 21st in the University Center Fine Art Gallery. Below are short descriptions of each artist.
In his work, Bill Hosterman investigates the relationship between the way that the natural environment is defined by the human journey, and the manner in which humans are defined by nature. Hosterman works in drawing and printmaking and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. Hosterman holds a BFA and MFA degrees with a concentration in printmaking and studies printmaking and art in South Africa on a Fulbright Scholarship.
Originally from Palo Alto, California, Ed Wong-Ligda has been a Michigan based painter for over twenty five years.
In California he worked half-time as a graphic designer/illustrator, and half-time as a painter. After moving to Michigan he became a full-time Assistant and Associate Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design, where he was also the Chair of Design Studies. In 1999 he became a Full Professor at Grand Valley State University and was the coordinator of Illustration until retirement at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. He currently is a full-time painter concentrating on landscapes.
A opening reception will be held in the gallery on November 30th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information, please contact the Gallery Director, Carrie Stermer, at 231-591-2536 or the Gallery Assistant, Diane Cleland, at 231-591-2571.