ART REVIEW: Self to Cosmos and Back – Westmont graduate James Hapke has earned a solo show in the Arts Fund Gallery

Officially, young and promising artist James Hapke was last year’s winner of the Individual Arts Award in the Printmaking category. But what we find in his one-person exhibition “Light Light” at the Arts Fund Gallery, one of the coveted prizes of this yearly competition, is a sense of an artist in growth and morph mode, burrowing into the printmaking medium while also springing outside its conventional parameters. … Hapke studied English and Art at Westmont College and is also an impressive musician, as heard in his indie folk-rock band called Patience. more

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