PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Nineteen Plymouth State University Department of Art faculty will exhibit their work in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery during the 2009 Faculty Exhibition, Nov. 4 – Dec. 9.
The public exhibition presents opportunities for students and members of the community to become better acquainted with art department faculty and directly engage with the range and breadth of their work.
An opening reception will be held at the gallery from 4–6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4. Gallery talks are scheduled at noon on November 10 (The Path of an Artist) and November 18 (Artistic Philosophy).
Department of Art Chair Cynthia Vascak said, “The annual faculty exhibition is a vital tradition at PSU that invites our entire community to celebrate and honor the multifaceted creative and expressive talents of our faculty. The exhibition highlights new creative directions and/or projects that exemplify the artists’ lifelong 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.”
The exhibition presents work in ceramic, drawing, landscape design, sculpture, printmaking, painting, photography and graphic arts.
Exhibiting this year are John Anderson, Elizabeth D’Amico, Tom Driscoll, Greg Finley, Bill Haust, Michael Heffernan, Philip Inwood and Carol Jowdy. Also Jong-Yoon Kim, Phil Lonergan, Dave Martin, Annette Mitchell, Jay Moskowitz, Nick Sevigney, Kathi Smith, Jason Swift, Cynthia Vascak, Lauren von Duyke-Dadmun and Joan Wirth.
Exhibitor Nick Sevigney said, “Being an artist is a big part of being a member of any art department. If you are not working and participating in the larger art community it is difficult to tell students what it takes to be an artist. I really enjoy my teaching practice but love making art. To strengthen my teaching practice, the importance of using my skills as an artist is essential. The energy, enthusiasm and technical expertise I employ in my own studio help me demonstrate and teach craftsmanship, creativity and analytical skills to my students in the university studio. It is important that students know this and see the results of what faculty make in an exhibit.”
Drerup Gallery is open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and by appointment.
For gallery information call (603) 535-2614 or log on to www.plymouth.edu/artdept.
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Annette Mitchell “Inspiration” quilt detail.
Jason Swift “Hold it Softly” installation.