About The Gallery

The Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Exhibitions Program is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary understanding of art and visual culture. The Karl Drerup Art Gallery exhibits nationally and internationally renowned artists and designers and features annual exhibits of faculty and student works.

The Karl Drerup Gallery is located on the first floor of the Draper and Maynard Building, Main St., Plymouth, NH.

Mission

The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is a center for educational exploration and artistic collaboration, that provides Plymouth State University with an outlet for communicating the goals, programs, and educational values of its community. The Gallery’s Exhibitions Program, which includes The Karl Drerup Art Gallery, The Silver Center for the Arts Lobby, and Karl’s Shoebox Gallery, [...]

Now Showing Drerup

Summer

 

Here is a sneak peek of next fall’s exciting exhibits and events…

 

"Iced Donught," Michael Heffernan

 2014 Faculty Exhibit

September 3 – October 2

The PSU Faculty Exhibit is an annual celebration of Plymouth State University’s talented art faculty,highlighting exhibitors as working artists and demonstrating how their work connects with the PSU art curriculum and art students. The exhibit includes recent works from a wide spectrum of media including painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital media, graphic design and mixed media.

  And Now Behind Curtain #2

October 6 – 30

What does it mean for art to be socially engaged?  Can art help us find the vision to move through today’s world? This audience-participatory installation examines the tensions, fears, and illusions promoted by the corporate media and the stories of individuals struggling to make sense of this economic and political moment, while inviting viewers to participate in a game that playfully explores the perils and rewards of activism. Beverly Naidus’s art practice intertwines the roles of activist, educator, writer, and interdisciplinary artist. She teaches at the University of Washington, Tacoma, and is the author of Arts For Change: Teaching Outside the Frame, in which she explores how to teach art from a socially engaged and interdisciplinary perspective, reclaiming the idea that art can act as both a deconstructive force (to analyze and question what exists and existed) and as a reconstructive one (providing a visionary role). Professor Naidus will present an interactive workshop for educators and the public based on the concepts from her book.

 

  The Beehive Collective

November 10 – December 13

What is it like to work as part of an artist collective? The Beehive Collective has traveled to and worked with groups around the world, translating complex global stories into collaboratively drawn images that take on a life of their own. Their most recently printed graphic, Mesoamérica Resiste, was nine years in the making. This large-format narrative illustration tells stories of grassroots organizing and community resilience from Mexico to Colombia and also celebrates cultural and ecological diversity. This exhibit will inspire us to imagine the diverse ways that the arts can motivate and activate local and global communities. Curated by the PSU Museum Studies class, led by Professor of Art History Jayme Yahr.

 

Now Showing Silver

NH Art Association: Summer at Silver

Silver Center for the Arts until September 13

A juried member exhibit, presented in collaboration with the New Hampshire art association, one of the oldest statewide art associations in the country, with over 450 members who are painters, photographers, watercolorists, and printmakers.

Juried by PSU Professor Emeritus of Art, Bill Haust

Gallery Hours

Gallery Hours

Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm
Wed
10am – 8pm
Sat
  1pm – 4pm

And by appointment.

Closed Sundays and PSU Holidays.

Email: kdag.art@plymouth.edu
Phone: (603)535-2614