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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 17, 2016
 
With Dordt since 2001 David Versluis has taught graphic design in the Department of Art and Design. Prior to the College, Versluis worked extensively in professional design as a graphic designer, art director and advertising manager. Professor Versluis has presented papers on graphic design at various national conferences including the biennial CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) conferences. Many of his students have received recognition for their design work with regional non-profit clients. Several of his students have produced award-winning projects in professional competitions on the state and Midwest regional levels.

Versluis practices graphic design on selected projects and is actively producing prints, sculpture and exhibiting in national and Midwest regional juried art exhibitions. In addition to teaching the graphic design courses, Versluis is the advisor for the pre-architecture program at Dordt College and is director of the Campus Center Art Gallery and curator of the Dordt College Permanent Art Collection. He is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA).

Feb 3, 2016
With a zeal for the creative and imaginative, Janice Bond is a communications, programs, and business development strategist specializing in arts and culture. A combination of "Northern edge", "Midwest will", and "Southern hospitality", Bond's forward thinking and high energy approach has been utilized over the past decade in a range of curatorial projects and programs. Her insight has also been an integral part of developing interactive, and creative marketing campaigns. 
The debut of her company SAVANT | SAVANT in 2009, began the incalculable journey of Janice leading stellar collectives of great artistic minds and institutions as a consultant. From Dakar to Detroit, local art exhibitions to international music festivals, her continued interest and investments in arts and culture stems from her passion for developing more impactful, shared, restorative, and sustainable creative economies globally. In the community, she lends her time to multiple organizations and institutions as a gracious speaker, board member, volunteer, and mentor. From 2013 to 2015, she was appointed and served as Director of Arts and Culture at IMANwith a focus of using art as a tool for social justice and restorative healing on Chicago's Southwest Side and beyond. 
 
Janice opened Gallery ONI in 2014, a contemporary art gallery and cultural space located in Chicago,Illinois dedicated to promoting the work of women artists of color. As a visual/multimedia artist, her original paintings, installations,and collective soundscapes focus on multidimensional human perspectives and identity, sacred geometry, sound frequencies, and indigenous fractal patterns found in various cultures and urban landscapes. 
In 2015, The Art Allies was launched, an initiative created to educate and develop more visual art collectors and arts entrepreneurs in major cities all over the world.
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