Gallery Talk – Pam Anneser

March 30th, 2015 by Jong-Yoon

Pam Anneser: Design Discoveries in Portugal

Gallery Talk tomorrow (Tuesday) in KDAG

March 31, 4pm

Pam will talk briefly (approx.15-20mins) and show images about her recent trip this summer to Portugal to participate in an intensive two-week graphic design course, and her discoveries from the experience.

Pam’s hope is that sharing her experience will inspire others to investigate the potential for personal artistic growth through artist residencies and intensive courses.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

March 23rd, 2015 by Jong-Yoon

March 24 – April 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 24, 4-6pm


Iron Artist

February 2nd, 2015 by Jong-Yoon


Thursday, February 5 at 5pm

A Spring semester kick off event for all PSU ART students!! Required for first year students, strongly encouraged for all.

Come be part of your ART community!

 There will be:

  • Department FYI discussion relating to Graphic Design, Art Education, Studio Arts and Art History
  • Discussions with faculty and upper level students in the programs
  • Opportunity to claim your major (or even talk to somebody about what you’re thinking of majoring in)
  • FREE PIZZA to cap off the event.
  • PLUS the first Annual IRON ARTIST Competition  

IRON ARTIST will be a fast paced event pitting two teams combining faculty and students who will compete against each other to create “masterpieces” in a limited time. Both teams will be given art materials, tools and one unknown secret medium and then challenged to create a work of art that best expresses the competition’s theme. The completed works are critiqued by a panel of art faculty and student experts to crown one team of IrOn ArTiSTs.

There will be boxes outside the KDAG for people to supply materials that will be used in the event so make sure to drop off that Pokemon figure, bowling trophy, or red hot glue refills. We all collect items that we think “Hey I’m going to use that in a piece I’ll make someday!!” that then sit in a box until you remember you have the item. So look through that junk drawer or pull out that object and add it to the challenge!!


Did you notice PIZZA will be provided!

Student Art Show – Courtney Minnehan

January 30th, 2015 by Jong-Yoon

Courtney Minnehan
original prints for sale (now open through Feb 7th)

January 31st, 4pm – 6pm
Meet and Greet with the artist
Demos by the artist, live music, food and beverages

The Roaster Room • 18 Six Flags Rd., Campton, NH


Transcendence of Trees: Memorials & Maquettes by Emile Birch

January 30th, 2015 by Jong-Yoon

February 2 -March 5. 

Opening Reception: February 3, 4-6pm.

The veneration of trees is an ancient and ongoing human endeavor.  Throughout history, the sacred tree has personified our understanding of life, death, knowledge and liberty.  Emile Birch is a leading New Hampshire teaching artist and professional sculptor whose public artworks have been commissioned by many businesses and communities throughout the state.  The sculptures in this body of work explore the  spiritual nature of living tress and their transformation when cut and felled.  This colorful and kinetic exhibit is filled with ancient and new symbolism integrated into mesmerizing designs.

2014 PSU Faculty Exhibit opening reception TODAY!

September 10th, 2014 by Jong-Yoon



September 3-October 2, 2014

Opening Reception TODAY

September 10, 4-6pm

Light refreshments will be served!

2014 BFA Thesis Exhibition

April 21st, 2014 by Jong-Yoon
TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 4-6pm
Karl Drerup Art Gallery & Silver Center for the Arts
Light refreshments will be served in both locations
BFA STUDIO ART: Karl Drerup Art Gallery
Kirstina Barrows and Joshua Smith
BFA GRAPHIC DESIGN: Silver Center for the Arts
Kayla Bernier, Zachary Blake, Christian Bua,
Katie Johnson, Nathan Sprague
Join us as we celebrate the culmination of these students’ work in Plymouth State University’s intense, highly focused professional programs. Throughout the year, studio art majors delve into personal themes, motifs, and media to achieve a mature body of work, which will be featured in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Graphic Design majors create and define a fictitious company and spend the year producing a broad range of applications including logos, stationery, advertisements, posters, and publications, which will be showcased in The Silver Center for the Arts.

Postcard Exchange

April 10th, 2014 by Jong-Yoon

PSU Printmaking Students participated in a postcard exchange with Iowa State University Print Society.  Students printed an edition of 12 “postcards” per artist, which were then individually mailed to Iowa State University.  In return their work will be shipped to 12 different artists all over the world and they will receive 12 different “postcard” prints from national and international artists.  Their work will also be displayed in the postcard exhibition at Iowa State University.

Visiting Artist Talk: Jessica Burke

April 10th, 2014 by Jong-Yoon

Visiting Artist Talk: Jessica Burke
Draper & Maynard 302
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Born in Wichita, Kansas in 1976, Jessica Burke was raised on a steady diet of Saturday morning cartoons and sugary cereals. She left the University of North Carolina in 2005 armed with a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting and just enough charm to be dangerous. Jessica is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Foundations Program in the Betty Foy Sanders Art Department at Georgia Southern University.

This work is part of a new series that functions as a meditation on identity as seen through the influence of iconic figures of popular culture. This series allows the sitter to assume the identity of a fictional character from popular culture that was particularly influential during their formative years. The media we consumed as children and continue to consume throughout our lives influences how we see ourselves and our place in the world. Ultimately, the media has sold us our identities. The way we articulate ourselves, specifically our ideal selves, is built out of a framework given to us by popular culture. These drawings can reveal a shared sense of our inner desire to be more than we see in the mirror and closer to what is reflected to us from our television, computer, and movie screens.

Jay and Friends…Unplugged

April 1st, 2014 by Jong-Yoon

Jay and Friends…Unplugged
Wednesday, April 2, 5:30pm in the Gallery

Join us for this evening with Jay Moskowitz!
Jay will be playing covers and original songs,
surrounded by the inspiring 2014 Juried Student Exhibit.

As Jay says, “If you don’t enjoy yourself, it’ll be your own fault.”

Co-Sponsored by Karl Drerup Art Gallery and PACE

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