The 2013 Juried Alumni Show opened at the Myhren Gallery on October 3rd. With 23 participating artists – along with their friends and family, and the School of Art and Art History faculty, staff and students – it was a great showing! One of the wonderful aspects of a show such as this one is the sheer variety of works on display. The exhibition showcases many different styles and creative influences. For example, there are video projections, ceramics, oil paintings on canvas, etchings, and even sculptures made out of hand-made fibers and horsehair. The reception was plenty of fun – as usual, drinks and hors d’oeuvres abounded. There was even a 3-piece jazz band, which added to the festive atmosphere. New this year was the opening of the gallery balcony! Thanks to some recent renovations, we were able to make use of this wonderful new space, which offers beautiful campus views over the athletic fields and gold-topped clock tower with the mountains in the background.

 

The gallery is open from noon-4 daily, Monday through Sunday. The show is up through November 17. We hope you can stop on by!

 

Written by Anna E., 10/15/13

Professor Catherine Chauvin and a DUArt Board member enjoying the newly-opened balcony

Professor Catherine Chauvin and a DUArt Board member enjoying the newly-opened balcony

Gallery visitors check out artist Zina Castanuela's handmade paper sculpture

Gallery visitors check out artist Zina Castanuela’s handmade paper sculpture