The Anderson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Art3 mentor | faculty | mentoree by Drake University Department of Art & Design faculty on view December 2, 2016 through February 10, 2017.
Art3 mentor | faculty | mentoree is an exhibition of recent work by Drake University Department of Art & Design faculty members alongside work by their respected mentors and inspired mentorees. Each of the department’s 13 faculty members invited mentoring artists and mentored students who, through collaborative inspiration and conceptual cooperation, changed the way in which both artist and teacher envision and create artwork.
“This faculty exhibition calls into question progress as unidirectional, extending inexorably into the future and away from one’s origins,” said Phillip Chen, Drake University professor of drawing and printmaking. “It proposes that if educational influences result in artistic and intellectual advancements across time, those influences are not unilateral—they are imparted from mentors to students and from students to mentors.”
The exhibit features work by over 30 artists from across the US and over 50 pieces of artwork, including sculpture, drawing, painting, graphic design, multi-media, and art historical texts.
Art3 mentor | faculty | mentoree will open with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Food and drinks will be served. Select faculty members will present gallery talks in the Anderson Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. Both the reception and the gallery talks are free and open to the public.