Three new exhibitions come to the Plymouth State Campus, beginning October 27.
PSC art faculty members will exhibit recent works in a variety of media at the Silver Cultural Arts Center on Main Street in Plymouth Friday, October 27 through Saturday, December 9. Catherine Amidon, director of PSC exhibitions says, “Each year students and members of the greater Plymouth State College community have the opportunity to become better acquainted with PSC art department faculty, not through their familiar role as teachers and colleagues, but within the more private realm of the teacher as artist. For five weeks the private studio comes to campus, providing a much anticipated annual exhibition.”
Artists represented in the show include Bill Hause, Annette W. Mitchell, Shandra McLane, Joan Wirth, Chehalis Hegner, Susan Bennett Tucker, Kathryn Field, Jay Moskowitz, Lisa Blanchette, Gayle Fichtinger, Carol Jowdy, Tom Driscoll, Lauren VonDuyke-Dadmun, Cinthia Vascak, Michael Heffernan and Terry Downs.
Books from a private collection will be presented in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery in the Draper and Maynard Building on Main Street through November 22. John Adams Thierry has collected books and art for decades, engendering a legacy of stories as stimulating as the objects themselves. His collection creates an intriguing entrée into fields as diverse as Southeast Asian art and European prints.
Books in the collection begin in the 1600s and include history and biography, literature, Italian art, (as well as) Japanese, Cambodian, Thai and Javanese art
Also on campus during this period, Gayle Fichtinger, a ceramic sculptor from New London who teaches at PSC, will present an installation of terra cotta logs, ceramic sculpture and materials that inspired her work. Fichtinger’s works, “Forest Fragments/Firewood Portraits,” will be displayed in the Centre Lodge Kiosks on Merrill Street through
Fichtinger says her representational work has always been about nature, whether the subject is her early figurative sculpture or more recent still life objects. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. in solo and group exhibitions of ceramic sculpture, including such
venues as the American Craft Museum, the Danforth Museum of Art and the Downey Museum. Her work is found in numerous public and private collections in the U.S. and Europe.
An opening reception and cross-campus gallery walk will be held from
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on October 27.
Gallery hours are:
Karl Drerup Art Gallery: Monday through Saturday, noon – 5 p.m., except Wednesday, noon – 8 p.m.
Silver Cultural Arts Center, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and during performances.
Centre Lodge Kiosks, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
Saturday noon – 5 p.m.
All venues are closed Sundays and PSC holidays.
For information on gallery programs at Plymouth State College contact (DR.) Catherine Amidon at 535-2614.