David Hostetler, Wood and Bronze Sculptures
David Hostetler, Wood and Bronze Sculpture exhibition opens at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Friday, Oct. 12

VIDEO: Interview with Artist David Hostetler

Renowned sculptor David Hostetler will display his works at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University. “David Hostetler, Wood and Bronze Sculpture” opens at the Museum Friday, Oct. 12 and marks his first Michigan exhibition in some 60 years as an artist. The opening coincides with the Museum’s annual Saints, Sinners and Sauvignon gala benefit that same evening.

Hostetler’s work has been included in over 200 group shows and has been the subject of one-person exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States.

His work also is in numerous public collections, including Trump International Hotel & Tower, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Kennedy Library, Boston; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art; Milwaukee (Wis.) Museum; Speed Museum, Louisville, Ky.; Montgomery (Ala.)Museum of Fine Art; and De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Mass.

“Hostetler’s sculptures are undeniably unique and intriguing works of art, said Marilyn Wheaton, Director of the Fredericks Sculpture Museum. “His passion for and interest in the female form and persona, the feminine mystique, is remarkable and unmistakable,”

A graduate of Indiana University, Hostetler was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University where he taught for 37 years. He retired from teaching as a professor of sculpture in 1985 and is now Professor Emeritus. David and his wife Susan Crehan-Hostetler divide their time between Athens, Ohio and Nantucket, Mass.

“I’ve never been to Bay City, Midland or Saginaw. I’m looking forward to this because everyone tells me how wonderful the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum is,” said Hostetler from his Nantucket studio. “I’m looking forward to sharing my women with others. Anyone who loves my women is a friend of mine,” added Hostetler with a chuckle.

The Museum is grateful to The Dow Chemical Company for sponsoring this exhibition.
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