Loom • Room • Harp

is an installation that weaves together inside and outside, near and far, visible and invisible, artifacts of the past and actions in the present, through the space of the Anderson Gallery. This site-specific installation and series of performances taking place periodically from September 2 through October 15, 2021, is a collaboration between Fırat Erdim, Paula … More Loom • Room • Harp

2021 Virtual BFA Thesis Exhibitions Now on View

Five Art + Design seniors have launched their Virtual BFA Thesis Exhibitions, and their shows are now available to view online. Join us as we celebrate selected works by Caroline Bushman, Jordan DeFelice, Madison Frey, Melissa McElin, and Lasha Stewart. The virtual exhibitions will be available from April 22 – May 31, 2021. Please scroll … More 2021 Virtual BFA Thesis Exhibitions Now on View

Virtual Exhibition Launched & Awards Announced for the”50th Annual Juried Student Exhibition”

It’s our 50th year of hosting a student exhibition, and there is a lot to celebrate! Because a lot of students are learning remotely this year, we don’t have physical works to showcase. We are adapting and hosting a virtual exhibition through Art Spaces that will allow you to move around a virtual gallery setting … More Virtual Exhibition Launched & Awards Announced for the”50th Annual Juried Student Exhibition”

Remembering Sigurd Anderson, Co-Founder of the Anderson Gallery

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Sigurd Anderson. He, along with his wife Ann, established the Anderson Gallery at Drake University in 1996. We celebrate his life as we recognize his legacy and impact. We send our sympathies to his cherished family and friends. Sigurd Einar Anderson, 88, was born January 26, … More Remembering Sigurd Anderson, Co-Founder of the Anderson Gallery

JUDIT HERSKO ARTIST PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP DETAILS

PAGES FROM THE BOOK OF THE UNKNOWN EXPLORER – A Virtual Performance Lecture Join us online on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7pm for Judit Hersko’s virtual performance lecture followed by questions from the audience. This event is designed for the entire Drake community, and students and faculty in all disciplines are encouraged to attend. We will live-stream … More JUDIT HERSKO ARTIST PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP DETAILS

VIDEO TUTORIALS RELEASED TO HELP STUDENTS PHOTOGRAPH & EDIT ARTWORKS!

The staff at the Anderson Gallery created a series of videos to help students photograph and light 2-D and 3-D works. Because a lot of students are working from home during Covid-19, the videos demonstrate how to take photographs with smartphones while at home or in a dorm room with materials that most already have … More VIDEO TUTORIALS RELEASED TO HELP STUDENTS PHOTOGRAPH & EDIT ARTWORKS!

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 50TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION – SUBMIT YOUR WORK NOW! ENTRIES DUE FEB. 18, 2021

Calling all Drake students who want to share your artwork! We invite you to enter works that will be selected as part of our 50th Annual Juried Student Exhibition. The exhibition will be virtual and will run from March 7 – April 16, 2021. Our juror will be Nikki Renee Anderson, a Drake Alum and … More CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 50TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION – SUBMIT YOUR WORK NOW! ENTRIES DUE FEB. 18, 2021

NICOLE KRAYNESKI JAMES, MOSAIC ARTIST & DRAKE ALUM, SHARES HER WORK

Today we are proud to highlight the work of Nicole Krayneski James, Drake Alum, inspiring art teacher, mosaic artist, and chicken owner. Nicole is the last artist we are highlighting this winter as part of our series that showcases works and impacts by Drake Art + Design Alums. Thanks for tuning in! BIOGRAPHY: Nicole Krayneski James was … More NICOLE KRAYNESKI JAMES, MOSAIC ARTIST & DRAKE ALUM, SHARES HER WORK

MARTY HICKS – SCULPTOR & DRAKE ALUM IMPACTS ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

Today we shine the spotlight on Drake Alum, Marty Hicks, sculptor and metal artist who owns HIXWERX Metal Arts Studio in St. Paul, Minnesota. Marty designs and creates furniture, sculpture, architectural elements, and public art. He’s active in showing art, making commissions, and teaching and conserving sculpture in central Minnesota.   BIO: Marty Hicks is the … More MARTY HICKS – SCULPTOR & DRAKE ALUM IMPACTS ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

MUNYA UPIN – DRAKE ALUM & RECOGNIZED SILVERSMITH

Today we shine the spotlight on Munya Avigail Upin, a Drake Alum and silversmith from Chatham, New York. Munya is best known for her exquisite metalwork that combines metal and fiber techniques. Munya makes functional and sculptural objects that serve as an unwritten memoir that encompasses dreams, pain, surprises and realizations. She’s taught at many … More MUNYA UPIN – DRAKE ALUM & RECOGNIZED SILVERSMITH