Multiple Exhibitions Welcome Visitors Back to PSU Galleries Sept. 7

August 20th, 2010 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H.—Multiple exhibitions welcome visitors back to Plymouth State University for the start of the fall semester.

Karl Drerup: A Modernist Drawn to Life is featured at the <a href="http://www.plymouth.edu/gallery"Drerup Art Gallery in the Draper and Maynard Building through October 23, with a public reception from 4¬–6 p.m. September 7.

Exhibitions of paintings in 2005 and enamels in 2007 presented opportunities for visitors to explore Drerup’s subject matter, careful craftsmanship and rich iconography in different media. The focus of this new exhibition is Drerup’s innate ability as a draftsman—an ability that provided the foundation for all of his work. The drawings in this exhibition reflect both his talent and the rigors of his European education.

Drerup specialist Jane Port curated the exhibition, which is directed by Catherine Amidon. The exhibition is sponsored in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Gallery hours are Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and by appointment.

Journey through the Arctic Refuge and After Drerup: Student Artwork Inspired by Karl Drerup hang in the Silver Center through October 3, with an opening reception September 7, 4–6 p.m.

Created by the National Geographic Society, Journey through the Arctic Refuge is an exhibition of photographs by John Burcham and Jonathan Waterman celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 19.2-million-acre refuge, its inhabitants and the challenges before it. George Schaller, who paired with Waterman for the 1956 trek said of the Refuge, “There are places on earth that are so special and unique that they must remain unaffected by greed and preserved without compromise. The Arctic Refuge is one of these.

PSU is the final destination of this nationally touring project. Photographer and author Jon Waterman will present a gallery discussion at 7 p.m. September 22 in Boyd Science Center Room 144. Please note the correct time for this lecture.

After Drerup, also at the Silver Center through October 3, features works by students in Professor Kathi Smith’s spring 2010 class, “Objects, Interiors and Landscapes.” The students used art materials from Karl Drerup’s studio, and analyzed his work, to create a newly inspired body of work that coincides with Drerup’s ideas, practices and visions, or individual explorations. The student works were judged by Gallery Director Catherine Amidon and Department of Art faculty members Smith and Annette Mitchell.

Old Wives Tales: What Women Know follows in the Silver Center from October 19 through December 11. This Women’s Caucus for Art—New Hampshire show is a juried exhibition that considers a wide range of approaches to the theme of women’s knowledge, knowledge that is passed through the generations from woman to woman, or gained through experience. Not limited to “old wives,” the exhibition provides a forum for each artist to bring her unique perspective and response to the exhibition’s theme.

The 2010 Faculty Exhibition from November 2 through December 11 wraps up fall semester offerings at the Drerup Gallery with works by PSU faculty beyond the classroom.

This popular annual exhibition provides an opportunity for students and members of the Plymouth State University community to become better acquainted with members of PSU’s talented faculty as artists working in a variety of media.

Department of Art Chair Cynthia Vascak says, “The annual faculty exhibition highlights new creative directions and/or projects that exemplify the artists’ life long passion, practice and pursuit of beauty and meaning, a constant evolution and exploration of mastery and a quest for ever-deepened insights and understandings of self, world and other.”

Information about the gallery an exhibitions program is available at www.plymouth.edu/gallery or by calling (603) 535-2614.

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