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Anderson Gallery celebrates 43rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 4, 2014

The 43rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at Drake University opened Sunday, March 9, in the Anderson Gallery of the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave. The exhibition, 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. The exhibition will remain on display through April 4.

Lesley Wright, director of the Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College, juried the exhibit, choosing more than 30 works from more than 75 student submissions. From the works selected, Wright gave additional high honors to two works from each of the five categories.

Award recipients will be recognized at the March 9 reception. Additionally, the Provost Purchase will be announced—this award allows one piece of artwork to be purchased for the University’s permanent collection.

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.

Visit for additional information or call 515-271-1994.