The 42nd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at Drake University will open Sunday, March 10, in the Anderson Gallery, Harmon Fine Arts Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave. The display, which features an opening reception and awards ceremony from 1–3 p.m., showcases work by Drake art and design students across disciplines that include printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, and graphic design.
Gilbert Vicario, senior curator at the Des Moines Art Center, juried the exhibit, choosing more than 25 works from among 100 student submissions. From the works selected, Vicario gave additional high honors to five students who will be recognized at an award ceremony as part of the March 10 reception. Drake University President David Maxwell and his wife, Maddy, will present several awards. Provost Deneese Jones will announce the Provost Purchase, an award that allows for the purchase of an exhibition artwork that will become part of the University’s permanent collection.
The exhibition will remain on display through April 5.
About the Anderson Gallery
The Anderson Gallery was established in 1996 as a dedicated space for the exploration of contemporary art and design. Additionally, the gallery hosts curated exhibitions of historically significant work as well as annual showcases of student work from the Department of Art and Design. The gallery is a nonprofit branch of the College of Arts and Sciences at Drake University, occupying a versatile 1800-square-foot space on the first floor of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.
The Anderson Gallery is open six days a week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Friday through Sunday, 12–4 p.m; and extended hours on Thursdays from 12–8 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays and during University holidays. Additional information is available by calling 515-271-1994 or by visiting www.artsci.drake.edu/andersongallery.