Opening Reception Tuesday, November 19 from 4-6pm
Charles Gibson is the principal of a multidisciplinary design practice with expertise in environmental graphic design. This exhibition presents a selection of more than 20 collaborative communications solutions for clients in education, healthcare, business, community development, architecture, landscape architecture, and the arts. The exhibit also includes highlights from Gibson’s team’s 1993 prize-winning submission to The Electric Vehicle and the American Community, a National Planning and Design Competition hosted by the Smithsonian Institution.
The Gallery will be closed for graphic design classes with the artist on Tuesday, November 19 from 9:30-11:45am and Monday, November 25 from 1:45-4:00pm.
Visit The Karl Drerup Art Gallery to see this exceptional visual feast!
October 1st – November 9th, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 4-6pm
The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is pleased to exhibit the paintings of Master Yang Jikui.
Yang Jikui is a painter and educator from ShanXi province, China. He studied with Yang Xiuzhen in the tradition of Qi Baishi, an icon of Modern Chinese Art History. The paintings shown here have birds, fish and flowers as his subjects, and are painted in ink on paper. Master Yang has exhibited and lectured in China, Japan, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, and at Columbia University in New York.
Adventure in Chinese Culture:
Lecture Series in Drerup Gallery
Art that Transcends Borders: A Personal Cross-Cultural Appreciation of the Painting of Yang Jikui
Dr. Roger Dunn
Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 5:30PM
Roger Dunn made his first trip to China in 1988 when he met Yang Jikui and first became acquainted with his art. Dr. Dunn has kept in touch with Yang Jikui over the years, and has followed the artist’s work and career. Dr. Dunn’s remarks will deal with the artist and his work in the context of Chinese Traditions and Modernist Movements. Roger Dunn is Professor of Art History at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. He received his PHD in Art History from Northwestern University and an MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College.
Join us for a celebration of this group exhibit and meet the artists
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 10, 4-6pm
Each year, PSU Art Faculty members show their finest current work in the opening exhibition of the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. This exhibit is especially important to the educational mission of the Art Department as the work on display sets a standard for the students throughout the year. Diversity of approaches, both formal and conceptual, variety of media and their usage, personal and societal thematic statements, and fine craftsmanship demonstrate the gamut of faculty involvement in their respective disciplines.
AVA Gallery’s Summer Juried exhibit
Michael Heffernan (Painting): The Juror’s Recognition Awards
Anita Dilman(Printmaking), Kathi Smith(Painting), Kimberly Ritche(Printmaking), Phil Lonergan(Sculpture) are accepted.
The show is up until July 26th
Born in Seoul, Korea, Soo Sunny Park moved to the U.S. at the age of eleven and grew up in Marietta, GA and Orlando, FL. Park received her B.F.A. in painting and sculpture from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and a M.F.A. in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. After a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME (2000), she worked in St. Louis, Missouri as an installation artist and as a Lecturer at the Washington University, School of Art. In 2001, Park was selected as the River Front Times “Best of 2001, Sculptor of St. Louis”. She is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell M.F.A. Grant, The 19th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition Grand Prize, The Helen Foster Barnett Prize from The National Academy Museum, New York, NY (2008), and The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellowship (2010). Park lives in Hanover, New Hampshire and teaches at Dartmouth College.
The Berlin Mural Project was a collaboration between three entities: the Art Department and the Center for Rural Partnership’s at Plymouth State University and the Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., which originated the project. The task was to create a series of twenty four, 4’ X 8’ murals (768 square feet), which were to cover the windows in the west wing of the Brown Paper Company’s historic Research and Development Building in Berlin, NH to prevent further deterioration.
Twelve students from PSU’s Art Department, supervised by Professor Tom Driscoll, created the mural in a single semester during the spring of 2011. The group began by presenting three different designs for the mural to Jim Wagner, the main impetus behind the project and liaison between Berlin and PSU. Once he chose the final design, the rest of the semester was spent enlarging and honing the initial drawings to fit on the sheets of plywood, painting the actual mural and sealing it against the elements.
The mural depicts aspects of the culture and history of Berlin, and consequently of the paper industry, since the growth of the two was closely tied together. The panels also focus on the Research and Development building, where many scientific innovations originated. The creation and painting of the mural was a great collaborative effort on the part of the twelve artists, who had to rely on each other on a daily basis in order to accomplish this enormous task. Seeing the mural finished and installed on the R&D building was a moment of great satisfaction, both for the artists and the citizens of Berlin.