Hope gallery to host ‘Island Reflections: The Contemporary Art of Curaçao’

The vibrant and diverse contemporary art and cultural heritage of the Caribbean island of Curaçao is the focus of an exhibition in the gallery of the Hope College De Pree Art Center, beginning Aug. 19. The gallery will feature "Island Reflections: The Contemporary Art of Curaçao' through Oct. 1. In addition, there will be an artist talk at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and an opening reception at 5 p.m. The exhibit, artist talk and reception are open to the public. Admission is free.
Aug 11, 2011


The exhibit has been curated by Susan Wilczak, a part-time lecturer in art history at Hope College.

Curaçao is a small southern Caribbean island just off the coast of Venezuela that is an independent nation within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Wilczak first visited Curaçao in January 2010. She said she was immediately impressed by the island’s vibrant, diverse, unique and refined art community. She has developed “Island Reflections” to share the artists’ insights, and Curaçao’s art and culture, with the larger world.

The De Pree Art Center is located at 160 E. 12th St. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m., although the hours may be reduced during breaks and holidays. The gallery is handicap accessible.

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