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News Bites: Drawing Professor Brings Award-Winning Work to Overbrook Art Gallery

Posted October 6, 2016 in FacultyNews BitesDrawing

The award-winning work of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) Drawing Professor Deborah Rockman will be on display in a solo exhibition at the Muskegon Community College Overbrook Art Gallery from Sept. 26 through Oct. 28.

Drawing Professor Deborah RockmanDeborah Rockman

“Us and Them: Works by Deborah Rockman” features a selection of work in drawing, collage, mixed media, and digital media that explores social/cultural critique. The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the Muskegon Area Arts and Humanities Festival, which this year explores the theme of “Us and Them” through a variety of arts and culture events.

Rockman is a three-time winner of the Muskegon Museum of Art’s Regional Juried Art Exhibition, and was honored as one of Western Michigan University’s 100 Outstanding Art Alumni at the university’s Centennial Celebration. She has exhibited her work in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Unites States and abroad in Canada and China, including three retrospective exhibitions held at KCAD, the Midland Museum of Art in Michigan, and Costal Carolina University in South Carolina.

The Space Between Us (15) by Deborah Rockman"The Space Between Us (15)" by Deborah Rockman (image courtesy of the artist)

Over a 35-year career as an artist and educator, Rockman has held numerous visiting artist positions and has lectured at national and international venues including the Fifth Congress of the Americas in Pueblo, Mexico and Annual College Art Association Conferences in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and San Antonio.

In addition to her studio work, she is the author of two books, both published by Oxford University Press: The Art of Teaching Art and Drawing Essentials: A Complete Guide to Drawing.

A reception, free and open to the public, will be held in the Overbrook Art Gallery on Oct. 18 from 6-7:30pm. Rockman will give an artist talk at 6:30pm.


See more of Deborah Rockman’s work at deborahrockman.com.

Learn more about KCAD’s Drawing program at kcad.edu/drawing