The Seerveld Gallery: What to Expect for Spring 2012
The Seerveld Gallery brings two artist exhibitions to Trinity’s Art and Communication Center (ARCC) as well as work from Trinity students and local high school students during the Spring 2012 semester.
Gallery Schedule for Spring 2012
January 26-Febuary 23: Artist Min Song of Los Angeles, “Small-Scaled Lifestyles.”
Song studied at the University of Illinois in Chicago and her sculptures are all made from several household products from light bulbs to floor tiles. The exhibition will end with a lecture and presentation from Song on Thursday, February 23, at 6 p.m. in the ARCC lobby followed by a closing reception.
March 1-28: Artists Jennifer Danos and Natasha Pestich, a collaborative exhibition.
Danos’ work focuses on calling attention to parts of the viewer’s surroundings that typically go unnoticed. The artists will give a lecture on Friday, March 2, at 6 p.m. in the ARCC lobby as part of an opening reception.
March 30-April 4: The “South Suburban Conference Show,” featuring work from several area high school students. The awards for the event take place on Wednesday, April 4, at 4 p.m.
April 11–May 3: Work from Trinity students in the OPUS 2012 annual student art competition.
April 17–May 12: Senior art exhibition from Trinity students, including Mike Evers, Amanda Evers, Katie Milton, Leigh Twaragowski, and John Vande Haar. Artist lectures and a reception are scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, in the ARCC lobby. Other receptions will be held Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 12.
About Gallery Director, Cherith Lundin
The newly-appointed director of the Seerveld Gallery, Cherith Lundin, expressed excitement about beginning her work in the gallery.
“The Seerveld Gallery has a history of bringing artists to the forefront of critical thinking and artistic practice to campus,” Lundin said, “I am excited to continue that tradition.”
Lundin grew up in Germany and came to the United States at age 19. She began working at Trinity in fall 2011 after moving from South Carolina where she served as a professor at Winthrop University. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2000.
Having previously directed another college gallery, Lundin is familiar with the importance of galleries for current art students.
“Galleries are unique places, where artists can pursue projects wholly outside the commercial realm with an active and engaged audience,” Lundin said. “They are an enormously important teaching tool for students to interact with contemporary artists and their work.”