Painting: Christi Rae Allen
PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Student artists from a variety of academic disciplines at Plymouth State University will have the real-life experience of submitting work to be critiqued by professional artists during the annual PSU Juried Student Art Show. The show opens March 6 from 4-6 p.m. and continues through April 12 at the Silver Center for the Arts.
“This exhibition is an annual celebration of the vast talent and creativity of the art students of Plymouth State University,” said Professor of Art Terry Downs. “Students are encouraged to present three of their best works for public display to share in the discoveries, expressions and articulations they have achieved through their studies in the PSU Art Department. Students from all levels of achievement will share their outcomes with the university and the greater community. This provides the art-loving public a glimpse of the process of transformation our students experience in achieving artistic maturity,” Downs said.
Professional jurors are selected to judge the student submissions which include works in a variety of media such as painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and sculpture.
Jurors for the exhibition are Tucker McGerald ’00, a multimedia artist from Nashua; Davida Cook, a printmaker from Meredith and Mary Ann Geis ’77, a ceramist from New Hampton.
Tucker McGerald was a production assistant and prototype designer with industrial sculptor Mary Boone Wellington prior to serving four years as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, including 15 months in Iraq. He is currently employed as a project manager in the space and defense technical industry, but has re-engaged his creative time, predominantly in ceramic sculpture and multi-media painting.
Mary Ann (Trumbull) Geis was introduced to clay in the early 70’s while attending Plymouth State University. She gravitated toward the ceramic studio, where she created her first works while serving as student lab assistant. Her passion for art form in clay was undeniable. Today, Mary Ann is a state-juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and lives and works at her home and studio in New Hampton.
Davida Cook is a 20-year resident of New Hampshire. She earned her B FA in printmaking from the University of Michigan, and is renowned for her experimental processes with a variety of media.
The Silver Center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–¬6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon¬–6 p.m.
For gallery information call (603) 535-2614 or logon to plymouth.edu/gallery.