Gallery Reception: Hartmut Hoft, Richard Stocker, Lisse Williams | 4:30 PM - 7 PM

Lisse Williams

Gallery Reception: Hartmut Hoft, Richard Stocker, Lisse Williams | 4:30 PM - 7 PM

Harmut Hoft

Gallery Reception: Hartmut Hoft, Richard Stocker, Lisse Williams | 4:30 PM - 7 PM

Richard Stocker




Art Exhibit

Gallery Reception: Hartmut Hoft, Richard Stocker, Lisse Williams | 4:30 PM - 7 PM

Exhibit showing June 5 - June 30

This is a free event.

  • Hartmut Hoft, geometric drawing
  • Richard Stocker, drawing
  • Lisse Williams, watercolors

Event Details

Hartmut F. W. Hoft’s Statement
“The fundamental geometric figures from which I build up my images are simple: lines, circles, ellipses, trigonometric functions, etc. My design goal is to create complexity from such simplicity in my images. This lets the eye focus on familiar figures without revealing how they were put together to produce a coherent image. In constructing my images I use symbolic computing, graphics and programming. In some images I select a color palette and associate it deterministically, for example with rhyme patterns of sonnet sequences, e.g. Rilke's Orpheus, or with the digits of π = 3.1415926535... as in the Logarithmic Dome image; in other designs I build into my programs a random selection process for the color palettes as in the 5-Pointed Star or Vanishing Gingko Leaves images though all other visual elements are deterministic.

Since 2012 I have exhibited my images and given talks about the mathematics underlying their construction in the art exhibitions of the annual Bridges ( - Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture conferences. My images were exhibited in Enschede, The Netherlands; Seoul, South Korea; Jyväskylä, Finland; as well as at Towson University in Baltimore & The University of Baltimore; and they were published in the respective Art Exhibition Catalogs (Tesselations Publishing, Phoenix, Arizona). I also exhibited in the Art Exhibit of the Annual Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, Baltimore, San Antonio and Seattle. Three of my images were shown in the Michigan-Artists Exhibition, December 2015, here in the Kerrytown Concert House.”

Richard Stocker’s Statement
“My tools are simple: black ink, paper, and, sometimes, colored pencils or pastel crayons. My subjects are freedom and balance, and I explore these through movement. Each design begins with a spontaneous first mark in
ink. I follow that mark until a rhythm develops and then breaks itself to move in a new direction.

The process is unpredictable in that I don’t begin with a shape in mind. I never know where the movement will lead in terms of the design, but I do know it will end when I reach a still point. This is a moment when either, one more move will be one too many, or when it feels as if I have untangled a stubborn series of knots in a net. Sometimes, I revisit the finished design to add color and illuminate a shape, pattern or my own emotion in the moment. I’m always surprised in the end. What I do is similar to carving a trail through the woods. The lines are a journey and the shapes are a discovery.”

Lisse Williams’ Statement
Lisse Williams works primarily with watercolor, focusing on the human figure as a representation of focus and serenity. Her work combines a deep love for nature, and the spirit of the world around us. Her pieces are structural, blending an architectural feel with depth and detailed brushwork. The intention with each piece is to evoke the sensations felt when at most connected with the sensation of life, without interference, only the quiet ebb of the earth.

Gallery Reception: June 13, 5 PM - 7 PM

Exhibit showing June 5 - 30

This exhibit will be available for viewing Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 5 pm; during public concerts, and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.