A Grace Note and a Concert Hall

Part of the task of an assessor is to review blueprints of buildings that are under construction in an attempt to calculate an estimated value prior to the building being completed. One of my first blueprint reviews was that of the Music Center at Goshen College. There were more than 30 pages of blueprints with every detail itemized: plumbing, electrical, floors, walls, ceilings and even the parking lot with appropriate landscaping. The review of the plans took more than a week, during which time it became crystal clear that this was going to be an exceptional facility.

Heritage Works, 2013

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Paintings by Abner Hershberger, Emeritus Professor of Art at Goshen College, that explore historical Mennonite and agrarian themes by manipulating images from the family photo album. Small black and white photos were enlarged to provide industrial-sized negatives, which allowed life-size images to be screen-printed on individual canvases. Completed in 1996-97, the series is on loan […]