Art Exhibit: Artists Unanchored (Opening Reception)
Featuring an artist talk and reception.
A collaborative art show by Artists Unanchored opens Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery in Conn Library at Wayne State College. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, opens at 6 p.m. An artist talk precedes the opening at 5:15 p.m. in Gardner Auditorium. The exhibit runs through Jan. 13, 2022.
Artists Unanchored of Hastings, Neb., combines the artistic gifts of three friends with distinctly different skillsets. Chris Hochstettler works predominately with watercolors and pastels. Jack Sandeen’s focus is printmaking. Kristine Allphin specializes in batik, a craft using wax and dye to colorize paper. The exhibit displays collaborative works as well as individual works.
The trio started their synergistic journey during the Covid pandemic. Their goal was to explore the human purpose through art and discover art’s impact on empathy, discovery, and compassion. This sentiment is echoed in their mission statement: “Our mission is to explore and share the challenges and joys of the collaborative creative process and share how it develops the emotional intelligence needed to fulfill our purpose as human beings.”
The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. It is closed Saturday. Shows end at noon on closing day.