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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.
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.
With a presentation by the artist, Hans Guggenheim at 5pm
Dr. Hans Guggenheim, an artist and educator, a former professor of Anthropology at MIT, will speak at Plymouth State University’s Karl Drerup Art Gallery on Dec. 3 as part of a lecture series on artists and war.
The practice of sketching for Hans Guggenheim is as basic and natural as the act of breathing. Each sketch in this exhibition is representative of thousands of sketches he has created over a life time and collected into sketchbooks of varying sizes, styles of binding, and kinds of papers. Each sketchbook has its own unique sensory experience that inspires and delights the artist. And all of the sketches share the touch, the heart, the hand, the incredible capacity to closely observe the world, and the marvelous ability to tell a story, inspire compassion, and connect with others that is the work of Hans Guggenheim.
Following Dr. Hans Guggenheim’s previous two exhibitions and talks, “War in Art: Connections and Synchronicity” and “The Pale Fox Yapilou”, this next lecture, “From Egypt with Love”, will also be combined with an exhibition of his works and collections in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery entitled “Sketches are Contagious”. The talk will give a brief history of sketching from 35,000 BC featuring images of famous drawings from the Caves of Lascaux and Altamira , the vase drawings of Greece, and from the royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. We will have a look at sketches by Leonardo, Michelangelo and Picasso, concluding with multi-sketch computer -video productions used by contemporary architects.