News Bites: Illustration Student s Work Selected for Display in Battle Creek City Hall

Posted November 17, 2016 in Illustration, News Bites, Student

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) Illustration student Ethan Hoogterp recently had a piece of his artwork selected for display in Battle Creek City Hall in Battle Creek, Mich.

KCAD student Ethan Hoogterp (middle) poses next to his artwork in Battle Creek City Hall with his mother, Wendy Franken (left), and Battle Creek Mayor Dave Walters (right). (image courtesy of the City of Battle Creek; credit: Jessica Vanderkolk)

Hoogterp’s oil painting, titled “Through the Window Pane,” was one of a handful of pieces chosen through an open contest soliciting new works of art to be displayed in a newly renovated area of City Hall. He and the other winning artists were honored by Battle Creek Mayor Dave Walters and members of the Battle Creek City Commission at a ceremony held on November 1.

artwork by student Ethan Hoogterp“Through the Window Pane" by Ethan Hoogterp (image courtesy of the artist)

The painting, which depicts a view from one of the windows in KCAD’s Woodbridge N. Ferris building, was created using a reference photo Hoogterp had taken in an Intro to Photography course.

“This award really continues the artistic development that I have experienced from attending KCAD, and from learning from my wise professor Jon McDonald,” says Hoogterp. “It was great for my artwork to get exposure in the local community.”

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