Henderika Akkerman: Paintings/Monoprints and Hank Mascotte: Block prints

May 3 – June 24, 2012

Henderika Akkerman, "Composition II", 38” x 30”, acrylic
Henderika Akkerman, “Composition II”, 38” x 30”, acrylic

Artpost will be exhibiting work by two venerable South Bend artists in May and June – Henderika (Henni) Akkerman and Hank Mascotte. Henderika’s abstract work combines painting, monoprints, and collaged material to create work that is simply about joy, forms and color. Hank will be exhibiting a series of botanical block prints on rice paper, inspired by a series of visits to Maui, Hawaii.

Henni’s work has been exhibited in many regional venues, including solo shows at The Studio Arts Center, Spurious Fugitive Gallery, and Trio’s Restaurant and Jazz Club. She has a BA in Fine Art from Indiana University South Bend and a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University of Notre Dame, and is a member of the Michiana Calligraphy Guild and Northern Indiana Artists, Inc.

Hank Mascotte is a sculptor and designer who has maintained an art studio in South Bend for 25 years.  He has produced work for churches and religious institutions throughout his career. Educated at the University of Notre Dame, he graduated in 1968 with a Masters Degree in Fine Art. His work can be found in numerous cities in Northern Indiana, as well as in Charlottesville, NC, and Chicago, IL.

Hank Mascotte, 'Desert Rose', block print on rice paper
Hank Mascotte, ‘Desert Rose’, block print on rice paper