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Pilgrimage Art Show
Pilgrimage Art Show

From May 3 throug June 28, 2012, The Marywood Gallery at Dominican Center is featuring the photography of local artist, Dee Versluis. The theme of the show is Pilgrimage, displaying 30 pieces with prices beginning at $100.00. All items are for sale and price of each piece includes the frame/mat.

About the Artist

Dee Versluis has a BA in Studio Art from Michigan State University, and Art Education from Grand Valley State University. She has shown her work in many juried and solo shows and has won numerous awards for her photography. Her photographs are in both university and private collections. She lives and works in the Grand Rapids area. You can visit her studio by appointment. dmarieversluis@att.net .

Artist's Statement

"Pilgrimage is a photographic journey to holy sites and memorable moments along the way. Traveling with a group almost always guarantees you will not be at a site during the most dramatic lighting, nor will you find a site abandoned like you see in travel guides. So you look around for a “moment.” I find that the most dramatic and honest images include people.I have always been fascinated by people, their customs and their daily lives. The contrast between my life and those who live in other countries is visible in some of my work. I had the opportunity to travel to Israel and Turkey. There I found moments. Silence in the murmur of a crowd. Isolation in the midst of many. A symbol left as a testament to those who would stand in the same location. These moments resulted in the photos included in this show. Some of my photos are about meditation, about finding moments of silence in a world filled with noise. Some of my photos are about seeking. When alone, how do we approach our God? How do we seek His face? Some are mere images reflecting creation. At best, they are only a copy of God’s original. The intention behind my photographs is to celebrate moments of truthfulness." ~dee versluis

Marywood Art Gallery is located in the lower level of Dominican Center at Marywood. Due to road construction on Fulton Street, please enter the DCM parking lot via Michigan Street to Lakeside Drive.

Hours of Operation:
Monday 8 am - 9 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 9 pm
Thursday 8 am - 9 pm
Friday 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday 8 am - 6 pm
Sunday 8 am - 6 pm

submitted by: Rosemary Steers, Dominican Center at Marywood

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