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Frank Speyers

Viewan image of Frank at work in his studio

About the Artist

After more than 20 years of teaching design at Calvin College, Frank Speyers pushed himself beyond his comfort zone and began to explore plein air painting. Having spent years "pushing pixels," Frank was drawn to a more direct visual experience where he could engage a new set of problems, without the mediation of a computer. He had worked in pastel, gouache and acrylic, but never with oils, nor with the constraints of open-air painting. In 2007 he started taking instruction and experimenting with this method, and in 2008 he spent the year, including his fall sabbatical, working on this series of paintings set along M22 in Michigan's Leelanau County.

About this Event

November 20 - December 19, 2009

From November 20 - December 19, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents M22: Paintings Along the Way, a sabbatical exhihibition by Frank Speyers.


Exhibition Reception and Artist Talk with Frank Speyers
Friday, November 20, 7-9pm
Reception in Lower Gezon, Artist Talk at 7:45pm in the gallery.

Calvin News Story 

Read a story about the show, "Paintings Along the Way," by Myrna Anderson at Calvin News & Stories(November 13, 2009).