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Department of Art


Eppink Gallery Schedule

Gallery Hours Monday – Friday 10-3 pm


All exhibitions and openings are free and open to the public.

  

MAY – SEPTEMBER

“What True Grit Might Have Looked Like” FM Steele Photos
This photographic record by FM Steele of early Kansas cowboy culture presents a lifestyle that might have parallel life on the range as portrayed in the written masterpiece, “True Grit,” by Charles Portis.

SEPTEMBER 5 – OCTOBER 24

“Place Time & Honey” Cortney Boyd, Cast Glass/ Mixed Media Sculpture Cortney Boyd’s ability to combine exquisitely crafted glass forms, found objects and the printed image, create a nostalgia that straddles past, present and future. She finds inspiration in everyday objects from past generations and items created for special occasions. She uses glass as the primary material in her artworks due to the inherent luminosity and fragility of glass in relation to memory.

Art Forum presentation September 3, 3pm, Science Hall 72, Emporia State University Artist’s Reception September 5, 5-7pm, Bruder Theater Lobby, Emporia State University

OCTOBER 27 – 31

Mid-Program Portfolio Review Display 1 – Gilson Memorial Gallery NOVEMBER 3 – 7

Mid-Program Portfolio Review Display 2 – Gilson Memorial Gallery

NOVEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 10

Annual Emporia State University Faculty Exhibition

A tradition that spans over six decades, the Faculty Exhibition is a celebration of
the art of making process with a chance to view new and original works produced
by the outstanding art faculty of Emporia State University.
Artists’ Reception November 13, 5-7pm, Bruder Theater Lobby, Emporia State University

JANUARY 23 – MARCH 6

“The Figures of Christine Wuenschel and Eric Penington”

This exhibit will feature two painters who are exceptional in their handling of the human figure via paint, brush and mark making. Eric and Christine are both educators at Purdue University, and through this exhibit will challenge the traditional attitudes regarding the human figure, including all of the imperfections of the art process and the human condition. Artists’ Reception TBA, Bruder Theater Lobby, Emporia State University

MARCH 2 – 6

Mid Program Portfolio Review Display 1 – Gilson Memorial Gallery MARCH 9 – 13

Mid Program Portfolio Review Display 2 – Gilson Memorial Gallery

APRIL 7 – MAY 8

Annual Juried Emporia State University Art Student Exhibition

This competitive juried exhibition is held each spring semester to provide art students with the real world experience of participating in a professionally juried art show.
An outside expert nominated by the art faculty will review and select the best student work of the academic year. Scholarships designated by the Art Department will be awarded at the reception.

Artists’ Reception April 7, 5–7pm, Bruder Theater Lobby, Emporia State University

Salon De Refusés Student Exhibition

As we know historically, the most unique or unusual artworks are not always initially recognized by the selecting juror. All works not selected by the juror for the Annual Student Exhibition will be given a display opportunity at the Emporia Arts Center
in downtown Emporia.

Artists’ Reception April 7, 7-9 pm, Emporia Arts Center, 815 Commercial 620-343-6473 / Tues.–Fri. 10–6pm + Sat. 10–3pm

MAY 11 – 15

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition

Senior Graphic Design students will exhibit their refined portfolio assignments as a capstone requirement for the Graphic Design concentration.
Artists’ Reception TBA, Bruder Theater Lobby, Emporia State University

Additionally, there will be 12-15 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibitions throughout the year in the Gilson Memorial Gallery.