Mentor and Student

  • September 04, 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


September 4 - October 16, 2020
Reception: Friday, September 4, 5-7 PM

"Mentor and Student" is an exhibition of work by Dennis French as well as a number of his former graduate students, including Chris Wille, Donovan Widmer, Elaine Unzicker, Jon Rutledge, Steve Hirt, Moriki Tomihara, Christy Campbell, Lilith Nielander, and Randy Reid. Pieces created during their days as students as well as recent work will highlight the lasting influence of a thriving mentor relationship.

Dennis French is a retired university art professor, artist, designer/craftsman. He has a BFA from Arizona State University and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was program director of the jewelry-metalsmthing discipline at Illinois State University for 27 years and retired in 2008. His work is found in many private and public collections and since retirement he has focused mainly in the design and crafting of functional work with a materials emphasis in wood. He lives and works in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.


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