‘Children of God’ is Atrium Gallery’s fall exhibit

"Children of God' - featuring the works of two photographers, a painter and charcoal drawer - opens Sunday in the Atrium Gallery of the Second Christian Reformed Church in Grand Haven. The public is invited to a gallery walk and reception with the artists beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The church is at the corner of Sheldon and Robbins roads. Photographs taken by Grand Haven residents David Hoekema and Harley Dyk will be on display, along with paintings by Paul Stoub and charcoal drawings by Sandra Bellerive.
Aug 26, 2011


Hoekema, a professor and chairman of the philosophy department at Calvin College, has spent a lot of time in Africa and has selected images from there for this show that invite personal reflection on our common humanity as God’s children.

Dyk, also a Calvin grad, is a retired high school math and computer science teacher. Dyk said he enjoys taking photos of family, animals and nature, along with old tractors and machinery. Dyk is also the photographer at Second CRC and his display depicts life at the church.

Stoub studied art at Calvin College. The Grand Rapids man is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. His interest in portraiture and biblical subjects has continued throughout his career.

Bellerive of Grand Haven graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor of fine arts degree, with an emphasis on illustration. She works for a website company in Spring Lake — designing and building websites, optimized for smart phones. She is presently working on several portraits of World War II veterans who attend Second CRC.

The Atrium Galley is open Sundays after the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. church services, and also Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon, or by appointment by calling the church at 842-0710.


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