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Connceted


  • Bend Gallery 40 Division Avenue South Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

It’s an odd world we live in where we simultaneously scream at each other from behind computer screens and anonymous social media accounts while also grasping for empathy and compassion towards others, whether they be close to us or not. The artists in this exhibition use their work to examine all aspects of human connection, our thoughts and feelings toward one another within families, romantic relationships, social groups, cultural communities and even within our own internal worlds. My hope is that this visual exploration of our connections can help us find deeper ways to understand and reach out to one another.

Amber Bledsoe
Hank Ehrenfried
Egan Franks-Holzhausen
Bob Holzhausen
Quinn Hunter
Rob Kangas
Madison Nicole May

Join us on Friday, August 3rd from 6-9pm for the reception of "Connected", hosted by Bend Gallery. 

To view this exhibition after the public reception from Saturday, August 4th through Friday, August 25th email bendgallery@gmail.com.

About the curator: 

 E.J. Cobb is an interdisciplinary artist and curator from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a 2008 graduate of Taylor University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with concentrations in Painting, Photography and Art History, and a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) where she received a Masters of Fine Arts. She has curated shows locally and has shown her own work in venues across the Midwest. Both her curatorial work and personal artwork focus on the complex nature of human relationships and the communities we live in.

E.J. Cobb is an interdisciplinary artist and curator from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a 2008 graduate of Taylor University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with concentrations in Painting, Photography and Art History, and a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) where she received a Masters of Fine Arts. She has curated shows locally and has shown her own work in venues across the Midwest. Both her curatorial work and personal artwork focus on the complex nature of human relationships and the communities we live in.