Coffee @ Ten: Fresh AIR Artist – Bill Hosterman

Bill Hosterman - For SmokyDate: October 24, 2017  10:00am – 11:30am

Location: Crooked Tree Arts Center – Gilbert Gallery – Petoskey, Michigan

Join us for our October edition of Coffee @ Ten with Bill Hosterman!

Bill  will talk about the relationship between his background and influential experiences and on his artwork. Through images and a verbal narrative, he will present an informative presentation about the importance of nature, travel, and language on his drawing and printmaking artwork.


About Bill Hosterman:

Bill HostermanBill Hosterman is a tenured Associate Professor in the Foundation Department at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. He received his B.A. in Printmaking from Pennsylvania State University, and his M.F.A. in Printmaking from Indiana University. Hosterman channels his creativity into drawings that he hand-paints with watercolors.

“I make artwork about relationships – between land and water, and nature and human progress. Through my personal experiences and research into the habitat, landscape and human history of an area, I create images that explore how nature defines humans and they, in turn, define nature. I will use the specific landscape and flora and fauna of the [Good Hart] area as the subject matter for my drawings.”

Hosterman has participated in solo and group exhibitions across the country and overseas, and he has attended artist residencies in Gatlinburg, TN, Ontonagon, MI, and Sheridan, WY.  Bill was Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Artist in Residence in Good Hart during May and June of 2017.