Madeline Crocenzi

"Field Construction 24, 2013" by Brenton Good. Taken from

“Field Construction 24, 2013” by Brenton Good. Taken from

Professors Brenton Good and Kathy Hettinga were named finalists by the State Museum of Pennsylvania for the “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016” exhibition.

The annual exhibit showcases the work of both established and emerging artists across the state. Good and Hettinga’s works are two of the 123 works of art by 117 artists from 34 countries.

Good is an assistant professor of art and co-chair of the Department of Visual Arts. According to Messiah’s Department of Visual Arts, Good’s interest and areas of expertise include printmaking, painting, modern and contemporary art history and art theory. He teaches classes such as visual literacy, color and design, history of modern art and more.

Good’s faculty profile says he “creates work in conversation with the history of art, drawing inspiration from Modern Art movements such as Minimalism and Bauhaus inspired formalism.”

His work has been featured at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and the Susquehanna Art Museum among others. Good also exhibited work internationally at Bilkent University in Turkey.

"Into the Hands of the Living God series, archival digital prints" by Kathy Hettinga.

“Into the Hands of the Living God series, archival digital prints” by Kathy Hettinga. Taken from

Hettinga is a professor of art and design with the Department of Visual Arts. Her interests include a variety of digital art forms including digital photography and illustration, graphic design, book and epub design, design as service and the synergy of art and faith.

Hettinga teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes including computer art and imaging, advanced graphic design and digital art, grad studies in computer art, grad studies in graphic design and more.

Although Hettinga concentrates on digital art, her faculty profile says she balances “between embracing technology and critically examining its role.”

Her work has been exhibited at the Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, the Museum of Biblical Arts in NYC and internationally in countries including Australia, England, Italy and Palestine among others.

Good and Hettinga’s work can be viewed at the 49th “Art of the State” exhibition beginning Sunday, June 26 through September 11 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Free admission will be offered on June 26, with the awards ceremony beginning at 1 p.m.

The awards include first, second and third-place honors in painting, photography, sculpture, craft and work on paper. Other awards include The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing and The State Museum of Pennsylvania Purchase Award. The work chosen for the Purchase Award will be incorporated into the State Museum’s Fine Art collection.

Good’s work can be accessed via his website and more of Hettinga’s work can be seen here.



Madeline Crocenzi, Editor-in-Chief
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