Rankin Art Gallery Features 'Drawing from the Land'

sFerris State University’s Rankin Student Center Art Gallery currently is hosting an exhibit entitled “Drawing from the Land.” The exhibit debuted on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and runs through Friday, Sept. 23. It is open to the public during regular gallery hours of Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“Drawing from the Land” is a project inspired by Rachel Kauff, a Grand Valley State University student, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in printmaking. Kauff was the 2010 recipient of the Gordon Arts Fellowship at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute where her work that will be featured at Ferris was formed.                                                                                          
“Kauff’s work is the perfect illustration of the intrinsic link between art and science,” said Carrie Weis, director of the Rankin Student Center Art Gallery. “She explores the relationship between the two as well as the intertwined human experience in the natural world. Without one, the other could not exist.”

Weis noted that projects that will be presented in this exhibit will embody an investigation of ecology and the human understanding of nature through observation and meditation. “Drawing from the Land” consists of a set of handmade books of drawn, collaged, printed and collected material as well as large woodcut print that represents a visual exploration of questions related to her relationship to the natural world.

Kauff’s exhibit at Ferris also includes an artist lecture and nature hike on Wednesday Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at the Rankin Student Center Art Gallery to begin their adventure with nature.

For more information, visit the Rankin Art Gallery website, here: http://www.ferris.edu/gallery/index.htm