Student Art Exhibitions Open April 20

April 13th, 2001 by Adam

Betsy Cheney
April 6, 2001


Plymouth State College will present two student exhibitions beginning April 20.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition for graduating seniors in Studio Art and Graphic Design will be at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. An opening reception for the BFA exhibition will be held from 4-5:30 p.m., Friday, April 20 at the gallery.

The PSC Juried Student Exhibition for students at all levels will be at the Silver Cultural Arts Center (SCAC) through May 13. An opening reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. also on April 20, at the SCAC.

Senior BFA Exhibition
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

“Untitled” mixed media on canvas
by Justin Morgan

The senior thesis project is the culmination of the students’ BFA work at Plymouth State College. Participants work on all aspects of a concentrated project for the entire academic year and maintain a studio on campus where their faculty advisor can visit for informal discussion and critique.

The BFA exhibition includes the thesis projects and written artist statements. Works in this year’s exhibition include graphic arts, mixed media and ceramics. Student exhibitors are:

Kerry Bober of Johnston, R.I., Paul Miller of New Boston, Jason Morgan of Plymouth, Christopher Nadeau of Cranston, R.I. , Matthew O’Brien of Niantic, Conn., Bobby Pfeiffenberger of Hollis, Maine, and Deborah Woods of Northfield.

The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is located in the Draper and Maynard building on Main Street in Plymouth. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Saturday, noon – 5 p.m.

Juried Student Exhibition
Silver Cultural Arts Center

All Plymouth State College students who have completed an art course in the past year were invited to submit works to be adjudicated. Jurors for the show are Annette Mitchell, professor of art; Don Martin, lecturer in graphic design; and Nate Howe, a student art major at PSC.

Mitchell says, “It’s a long process. We’ll make one pass through and look at each work. We’ll also read the artist’s statements about what they were trying to achieve. We’ll sort the works into pieces we all agree to accept, pieces we are questionable on, and pieces that won’t be accepted. Then we’ll go back and work through the ‘maybes’ until we have unanimity.”

Jurors will consider what level of accomplishment they should expect from a student with the particular level of experience (some are art majors, some are not; some have taken one class, some are very near graduating); and, Mitchell says, “we consider presentation, craftsmanship, creativity – everything that art is about.”

The Silver Cultural Arts Center is located on Main Street in Plymouth. Building hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during performances. The donation of canned goods for The Food Depot will be accepted throughout the run of the show.

For information on either exhibition call Catherine Amidon, director of exhibitions, at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery, (603) 535-2614.