May
6
2:00 pm
Please join us at the 2016 Student Showcase of Excellence. The event is free an open to the public, so please encourage members of our broader community to join us.
For more information about the showcase, including a five-minute video from last year, tap here. For this year’s press release, tap here.
  • Friday, May 6, 2-6 p.m.
  • HUB

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The exhibition, A Walking Practice, is a series of prints and watercolors that have been inspired from the natural world. The artist, Lauren Sayers, says that these prints are a response to her “walking journeys” referencing specific regions, trails, water (ice), rock shapes, and roads. She records what she is drawn to as line, shape, and color.

Pressure from the etching press adds an element of surprise creating unique textures that resemble those found in the natural world.

Lauren Sayers is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in art education with a concentration in printmaking. These artworks are a sample taken from her portfolio.

  • Lamson Learning Commons on the Main Exhibit Wall
  • April 16 through May 22, 2016

AprOct
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Using art, letters, maps, clothing and photographs, the Museum of the White Mountains' latest exhibition will explore the role of women in shaping and popularizing the White Mountains region. The exhibit highlights paintings by both female and male artists on loan from regional collectors and contemporary artists, an assortment of period photographs, and technological and hands-on experiences. It also focuses attention to beautiful and touchable replica hiking costumes created by Terri Dautcher and Rebecca Fullerton, showing the great number of heavy layers women wore while hiking in earlier periods.

  • Gallery opening reception: April 6, 6–7:30 p.m.
  • Exhibition open April 6 through October 7, 2016
  • Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth, NH
  • Curated by Professor Marcia Schmidt Blaine, interim director; and Cynthia Robinson, Drerup Gallery director

JanFeb
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2016 Juried Student Exhibit
January 25 - February 19

Highlighting the strength, energy, passion, and technical skill of our PSU art students, this annual exhibition features the best efforts of students from all levels of art making.

Visiting jurors selected excellent works from each level of instruction including an independent level that encourages and nurtures independent, self-directed creativity. This year, there were 142 artworks submitted, and 51 selected for the exhibit in the gallery.

2016 Jurors
Darryl Furtcamp, Director of The New England College Art Gallery and Shandra McLane, international teaching artist and owner of Squam River Studios

 

FebFeb
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The 2016 Salon des Refusés
February 2-19 in the Collins Gallery (2nd floor Draper and Maynard Building)

Continuing a tradition of celebrating the wide range of fantastic artworks made by students from all levels of art making at PSU!

Jan
9
8:30 am

A Big Bright Beautiful World

2016 Children's Arts Festival

Children in grades K–6 participate in this exciting event, which offers opportunities for children to learn different aspects of the arts—dance, theatre, fine arts—while at the same time experiencing the themes of the current production.

The day includes five fun-filled workshops, a behind-the-scenes look at The Shrek The Musical set, and a special performance.

  • Saturday, January 9, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Silver Center for the Arts
  • Register online by clicking here or at the door the day of the festival. Contact Pam Irish at pmirish@plymouth.edu or (603) 535-2647 with any registration questions.

Jan
16
5:00 pm
Special January Event in the Gallery
Exploration Movement/Art/Music:
Joan Wiegers and Dancers
with PSU dance alumni, 1990-2006

Live music, artwork by muralist/visionary artist Dugg Desjardins, performance by aerial hoop artist Nicole Collindres 

  • Karl Drerup Art Gallery
  • Saturday, January 16 at 5 p.m.
  • Free admission

Jan
22
8:30 am

Engaging All Learners Through the Power of the Arts

This one-day event offers professional development and continuing education workshops showcasing different ways to bring the arts into your classroom in addition to keynote addresses and all-campus interactive experiences. All classroom teachers, arts educators, administrators, and artists are invited. Learn how to integrate visual art, music, drama, and writing into your curriculum, based on the theme of this year’s production, Shrek The Musical. The day concludes with optional social hour, dinner, and admission to the evening performance of Shrek The Musical.

  • January 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
  • Silver Center for the Arts
  • Register here.

Dec ’15
11
11:00 am

Looking for homemade gifts? Come to the annual student art sale!

Hosted by the Student Exhibition Club and Student Art Collective

  • December 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Ceramic Room in Draper & Maynard Building

Oct ’15
27
12:30 pm

Plymouth State Professor Katherine C. Donahue will talk about her latest book, Steaming to the North, which discusses in detail a collection of photographs taken during the 1886 voyage of the Revenue Marine Cutter Bear from San Francisco to Point Barrow, Alaska. The photographs were discovered under the porch of a New Hampshire professor and donated to Plymouth State University. The book was co-authored by the late PSU Professor David C. Switzer.

  • Tuesday October 27, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Lamson Library and Learning Commons
  • All are welcome to attend this brown-bag lunch event. Dessert will be provided.
  • For more information, click here.