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February 3, 2013

Abner Hershberger art exhibit will open at Goshen College

GOSHEN — Goshen College Professor Emeritus of Art Abner Hershberger will showcase his art exhibit titled “Heritage Works” in the college’s Good Library Gallery from Feb. 10 to March 28. An opening reception will be held there Feb. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.

“Heritage Works” includes 33 paintings that explore symbols of Mennonite farm life and living. Several paintings feature objects of a traditional Mennonite agrarian community — a row of bobby pins, plain coats and a John Deere tractor. Other works, including a painting of a necktie offset by bright colors, display contrasting “worldly” symbols.

Hershberger’s exhibit pulls from his experience as the ninth of 10 children raised on a farm in Fargo, N.D. Hershberger writes that his “life and world view were strongly influenced by farm work, reliance on family and a strong identity with the church community.”

One day in 1991, Hershberger was driving through Illinois and recalled a photo of his father dressed in a plain coat. The image inspired him to create a show of “Mennonite iconography,” a documentation of both heritage and memory. Hershberger writes that the icons attempt to show the “directness, truth telling and simplicity” of Mennonite communal living.

The paintings are produced with black and white photos from Hershberger’s family albums that were enlarged to create industrial-sized negatives. The negatives were then screen-printed onto canvas and painted in a monochromatic style.

Hershberger taught painting and printmaking in the Goshen College Art Department from 1965 to 1999. He received a master of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan and has showcased more than 20 solo shows. His work can be viewed at www.abnerhershberger.com.

The Good Library Gallery, located on the lower level of the Harold and Wilma Good Library on the campus of Goshen College, is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 3 to 11 p.m. Sundays. Hours vary during academic breaks, summer and holidays. For gallery hours, call 574-535-7418.

 

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