DeVos Museum Hosts Rabbit Island Exhibition, Events

Wednesday 20, 2017

Northern Michigan University’s sixth annual Rabbit Island Artist in Residence Exhibition will be displayed Monday, Sept. 25-Sunday, Nov. 12 at the DeVos Art Museum. An opening reception and special events are scheduled in conjunction with the show.

The exhibition features the work of five artists who spent two to four weeks on Rabbit Island during the summer of 2016. This is the first time that the artists have had nearly a full year to reflect and create work based on their experiences on the island, which is located east of the Keweenaw Peninsula on Lake Superior.

Several events will be held in conjunction with the exhibit, including a talk with visual artist Walter van Broekhuizen at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. A film screening and talk with collaborative group members Jack Forinash, Kelly Gregory and Mary Rothlisberger will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. It will be followed by an opening reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A performative lecture with visual artist Luce Choules will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.

A full-color, fully illustrated catalogue will be available, featuring work by 2016 resident and writer F. Daniel Rzicznek. For more information, visit 

Jill Vermeulen
Student Writer

Image by Andrew Ranville