0 Houghton University to Honor Local Artist Roselyn Danner

Houghton University to Honor Local Artist Roselyn Danner

October 16, 2018

The Ortlip Gallery at Houghton University is pleased to present a new exhibition of paintings and drawings honoring local artist and 1984 alumna Roselyn Danner. The gallery will host a reception for the Roselyn Danner Legacy Exhibition on Friday, November 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

The Roselyn Danner Legacy Exhibition features Danner’s work in painting, drawing, and illustration. Alongside her pieces will be works by fellow visual artists and grandchildren, Christopher Danner ’19 and Hannah (Jennings ’13) Murphy, as well as pieces by Hannah’s brother, Jesse.

Danner’s influence at Houghton spans nearly 50 years, during which she contributed her creative vision to the college in many ways. From providing insight into aesthetic considerations for buildings to introducing new and exciting elements into the art program, she established herself as a significant part of the artistic community. Danner played a critical role in the design of the Ortlip Gallery and served as director of the Houghton University Gallery series and exhibitions for 15 years, where she developed a system for cataloguing and managing the college’s extensive art collection. In addition, she maintained a regular drawing and painting practice in her home studio, had her illustrations published in several books, and created pen and ink pieces for the college and Houghton Wesleyan Church.

Danner was instrumental in bringing the works of renowned artist Ben Frank Moss III, a 1958 graduate, to the college. Moss later gifted a 140-piece collection of paintings, as well as established the Ben Frank and Jean Moss Gallery program endowment, which provides funding for an annual exhibition that supports both emerging and established artists.

The Ortlip Gallery is open to the public Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.