Norman R. Eppink and Gilson Memorial Galleries

Calendar of Events 2015-2016

Gallery Hours Monday – Friday 10-3 pm


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

  

August 24 - September 30, 2015

Conditional Love
Sabbatical Exhibition: Sculpture by Eric Conrad and Roberta Eichenberg
The Sabbatical is a period of paid leave granted to a college professor for study and/or travel.  It is one of the most coveted competitive awards in academia and represents a precious morsel of time to expand and develop new skills.  This exhibition will present some of the fruits of this extended period of personal research.
Artist Reception: August 24, 5-7 pm, Bruder Theater Lobby, Emporia State University

 

October 5 - 9, 2015

Mid-Program Portfolio Review
Group A - Gilson Memorial Gallery

 

October 12 - 16, 2015

Mid-Program Portfolio Review
Group B - Gilson Memorial Gallery

 

October 26 - December 4, 2015

Annual Emporia State University Art Faculty Exhibition
A tradition that spans over six decades, the Faculty Exhibition is a celebration of the art making process with the opportunity to examine new and original works produced by the outstanding art faculty of Emporia State University.
Artist Reception: October 26, 5-7 pm, Bruder Theater Lobby, Emporia State University

 

January 25 - March 4, 2016

Meticulous Making: Metal Sculpture by Eric Ryser
Eric is a full time studio Metalsmith living and working in Manhattan, Kansas.  Eric received his BFA from Kansas State University in Metalsmithing and Jewelry and his MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Eric's work has been featured in numerous two-person and group exhibitions across the United States; including the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Kansas, the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, the Marianna-Kistler Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan, Kansas, and the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts.
Artist Reception: TBA, 5-7 pm, Bruder Theater Lobby, Emporia State University

 

February 29 - March 4, 2016

Mid-Program Portfolio Review
Group A - Gilson Memorial Gallery

 

March 7 - 11, 2016

Mid-Program Portfolio Review
Group B - Gilson Memorial Gallery

  

April 5 - May 6, 2016

Annual Juried ESU Art Student Exhibition
This competitive juried exhibition is held each spring semester to provide art students with 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 Department of Art will be awarded at the reception
Artist Reception: April 5, 5-7 pm, Bruder Theater Lobby, Emporia State University

 

April 5 - May 6, 2016

Salon de Refuses Student Exhibition: Emporia Arts Council
Historically, we know that sometimes the critical eye of the juror selecting a show does not always initially recognize the most unique or unusual artworks of the time.  All works not selected by the juror for the Annual Student Exhibition will be showcased at the Emporia Arts Center in downtown Emporia.
Artist Reception:  April 5, 7-8 pm, Emporia Arts Center, 815 Commercial Street, Emporia, Kansas
Ph. (620) 343-6473, Hours T-F 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm

 

May 9 - May 13, 2016

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
Senior Graphic Design students will exhibit their refined portfolio assignments as a capstone requirement for the Graphic Design concentration.
Artist 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.