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Department of Visual Arts and Design

2017–2018 Exhibition Schedule

Fall Semester

September 11–October 13, 2017 
Miriam Beerman and Amy Misurelli Sorensen  
An exhibit that explores two women artists ideas of identity and politics. Miriam Beerman is almost obsessive in her chosen subject matter; for over 40 years she has thought about the trials and atrocities of humankind and reacted to them by creating paintings, drawings, artists books and collages. In Amy Misurelli Sorensen’s work as a contemporary artist, her work is concerned with distorted images of identity and sexuality imposed by societal ideals. She specializes in the area of drawing with concentrations in printmaking, painting, and performance.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 14, 6–8 p.m.

September 25–November 3
Todd Forsgren: First in the exhibition series Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment
Begins this year’s themed exhibition series. 
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 26, 6–8 p.m.

October 23–November 22
Shifting Identities/Humanity and Nature: Artemis Herber and Michelle Dickson
Both artists are dealing with environmental change and human relationships to nature.  Herber works with cardboard to create paintings that are also three dimensional dealing with the impact of the "anthropocene": the period of human impact on the planetary environment.  Dickson works with clay fired sculpture in which explores how our uneasy relation with environmental change impacts human lives as well.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 26, 6–8 p.m.

November 13–January 5
Nick Vyssotsky: Second in the exhibition series Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment
Continuing the theme of Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 7, 6–8 p.m.

December 4–January 26     
Faculty & Staff Exhibition
Faculty and staff in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts will exhibit artworks in all media from digital design and video to cast metal and paintings on canvas. This exhibit showcases the wide range of talents that come together in the department.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 7, 6–8 p.m.

Spring Semester

January 15–March 2   
Selin Balci: Third in the exhibition series Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment
Continuing the theme of Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 8, 6–8 p.m.

February 5–March 9    
Suzy Kopf Group: Perennials
A group exhibition of local and regional artist.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 8, 6–8 p.m.

March 19 – May 4
Pam Rogers: Forth in the exhibition series Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment
Concluding the theme of Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, March 29, 6–8 p.m.

March 26–May 4
Heritage Habitats
An exhibit that concludes the King Street Gallery exhibition schedule.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, March 29, 6– 8 p.m

May 17–August 31
Juried Student Exhibition
This annual exhibition showcases the best work completed by students in the Department of Visual Arts and Design over the past year. Artworks from all classes are displayed in the galleries and all around the Cafritz Arts Center.
King Street and Open Galleries, Reception: Thursday, May 17, 5–7:30p.m.


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