Anderson Gallery, Drake University

Anderson Gallery, Drake University The Anderson Gallery is located in the Harmon Fine Arts Center, on the corner of 25th and Carpenter Avenue, on the campus of Drake University.
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The Anderson Gallery is located on the first floor of the Harmon Fine Arts Center, on the northwest corner of 25th Street and Carpenter Avenue. To reach the gallery, use the south entrance of the Harmon Fine Arts Building, accessible from both 25th Street, as well as along Carpenter Avenue.

The Anderson Gallery is located on the first floor of the Harmon Fine Arts Center, on the northwest corner of 25th Street and Carpenter Avenue. To reach the gallery, use the south entrance of the Harmon Fine Arts Building, accessible from both 25th Street, as well as along Carpenter Avenue.

Mission: The Anderson Gallery, a non-profit exhibition space on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, was founded in 1996 to exhibit and support innovation in art and design. Part laboratory, part showcase, the Gallery’s main goal is to promote the growth and understanding of art through exhibitions, programs, and publications.

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RACE & VISIBILITY is curated by Professor Lenore Metrick-Chen’s class “Curating Race” in Fall 2020.• • •Students studied...
12/18/2020

RACE & VISIBILITY is curated by Professor Lenore Metrick-Chen’s class “Curating Race” in Fall 2020.
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Students studied issues of race and visual culture. Their starting point centered on how race is created by society and power systems, and how race is not a biological or genetic reality, but a social reality. They examined how imagery has been crucial in promoting and in challenging ideas of race in the state of Iowa and in the U.S.
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The culmination of the course is their virtual exhibition, RACE & VISIBILITY. Each student created a room in the exhibition that stands on its own, and collectively they offer a probing and visually engaging exploration of the representation of race and its consequences. This exhibition will be available online through January 31, 2021.
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To access the virtual exhibitions, click on the link in our Profile. You can select a timed “Guided Tour” of each virtual exhibition. Or you can opt for “Enter Exhibition," where you navigate individual art and objects. This option offers a rich experience where you can get more information and encounter music, videos and sound.
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Thanks for supporting the work of these 8 students: Juhi Boeye, Chloe Laizure, Sarah Stephen, Brynne Lassiter, Madison Sklar, Hannah Scoonover, Victor Peka, Sophia Angelier!
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#raceandvisibility #virtualexhibition #curatingrace #drakeuniversity #drake _art_design

Marissa Hernandez gave the most inspiring artist talk last night! Check it out on our YouTube Channel which is linked in...
12/17/2020

Marissa Hernandez gave the most inspiring artist talk last night! Check it out on our YouTube Channel which is linked in our bio.
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Marissa addressed why she uses faceless people in her community murals and talked about how that connects to representation. Her mural Art Terrarium reflects this.
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Thank you, Marissa, for challenging us, inspiring us and sharing your art and story.
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Support Marissa. Buy her art. View her murals. Reflect on her work and strive to be inclusive and make people feel truly welcomed and valued.
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#marissahernandez #muralist #murals #illustrator #drakealumni #drake_art_design #hernandesignco #largescalerepresentation

12/17/2020
Marissa Hernandez Artist Talk

Join us at 7pm on Wednesday, December 16 for a virtual artist talk by recent graduate, Marissa Hernandez. Marissa is a painter and illustrator and is making an impact by transforming communities and spaces with her murals.

Marissa Hernandez is a Des Moines-based painter, designer, and muralist, who explores marginalized identities. Using shape, line, color, and portraiture to center Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, she places them in idealistic worlds. Marissa uses murals and social media as tools for accessibility and large-scale representation.

Marissa recently graduated from Drake University with a BFA degree and is the recipient of the 2020-21 Drake Alumni Artist Residency at Mainframe Studios. She recently completed murals for Iowa Arts Council Gala, the Candle Bar, Slow Down Coffee Company, Art Terrarium, and the Conmigo Early Education Center. Marissa also received a Merit Award for work included in the 35th Annual Polk County Heritage Gallery Exhibition in summer 2020.

We will live stream her talk on our page and YouTube Channel. You can find the links here: https://linktr.ee/theandersongallery

Tune in to learn more about Marissa's work and inspiration!

Tonight’s the night to tune in for Marissa’s artist talk! We will be live-streaming it here and on our YouTube channel a...
12/16/2020

Tonight’s the night to tune in for Marissa’s artist talk! We will be live-streaming it here and on our YouTube channel at 7pm, and the link is in our profile.
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And check out these illustrations Marissa did for her mural design with Slow Down Coffee Company!
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Marissa sells prints and stickers of this work and so much more. Follow her @marissa.monstera, visit her website at hernandesignco.com and support her art!
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#marissahernandez #muralist #murals #illustrator #drakealumni #drake_art_design #hernandesignco #largescalerepresentation #artisttalk #slowdowncoffee

Check out Marissa Hernandez’ first mural completed during the pandemic! • • •This mural can be seen south of downtown De...
12/15/2020

Check out Marissa Hernandez’ first mural completed during the pandemic!
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This mural can be seen south of downtown Des Moines at the Conmigo Early Education Center.
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Marissa worked in the heat and in her mask to transform the building and inspire the children and neighborhood.
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Dreams matter and so does seeing an image of someone that reflects your background. Art for all and by all!
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Tune in Wednesday at 7pm here or on YouTube for Marissa’s artist talk. You will leave inspired!
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#marissahernandez #muralist #murals #illustrator #drakealumni #drake_art_design #hernandesignco #largescalerepresentation
#dreamsmatter

Marissa Hernandez is a Des Moines based painter, designer, and muralist who explores marginalized identities. • • • Usin...
12/14/2020

Marissa Hernandez is a Des Moines based painter, designer, and muralist who explores marginalized identities.
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Using shape, line, color, and portraiture to center Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, she places them in idealistic worlds. Marissa uses murals and social media as tools for accessibility and large-scale representation.
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Marissa graduated from Drake University with a BFA degree and is the recipient of the 2020-21 Drake Alumni Artist Residency at Mainframe Studios. She recently completed murals for Candle Bar DSM, Slow Down Coffee Company, Art Terrarium, and the Conmigo Early Education Center. Marissa also received a Merit Award for work selected for the 35th Annual Polk County Heritage Gallery Exhibition in summer 2020.
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Follow her @marissa.monstera
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#marissahernandez #muralist #murals #illustrator #drakealumni #drake_art_design #hernandesignco #largescalerepresentationalpaintings

Set a reminder to join us for our last artist talk of 2020! Marissa Hernandez will join us to share her illustrations an...
12/12/2020

Set a reminder to join us for our last artist talk of 2020! Marissa Hernandez will join us to share her illustrations and talk about her mural projects.
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Tune in Wednesday at 7pm on YouTube or Facebook. Links to join are in our profile.

Tune in tonight at 7pm on our YouTube Channel or page to see Jill Wells talk about her art and her mural projec...
12/11/2020

Tune in tonight at 7pm on our YouTube Channel or page to see Jill Wells talk about her art and her mural projects. The reasons why she creates will inspire you! Links to join are in our About section in our profile. Closed captioning provided!
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#jillwellsart #artisttalk #drakealumni #drake_art_design #muralist

Jill Wells has been transforming communities and public spaces with her murals for over a decade. • • • Click to see som...
12/10/2020

Jill Wells has been transforming communities and public spaces with her murals for over a decade.
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Click to see some familiar works!
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Do you have a memory of when you encountered one of her works? If so, share below in the comments!
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#contemporaryvisualartist #femaleartist #oilpainter #murals #collage #narrativeartist #drakealumni #drake_art_design #jillwellsart

12/10/2020
Marissa Hernandez Artist Talk

Join us at 7pm on Wednesday, December 16 for a virtual artist talk by recent graduate, Marissa Hernandez. Marissa is a painter and illustrator and is making an impact by transforming communities and spaces with her murals.

Marissa Hernandez is a Des Moines-based painter, designer, and muralist, who explores marginalized identities. Using shape, line, color, and portraiture to center Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, she places them in idealistic worlds. Marissa Hernandez uses murals and social media as tools for accessibility and large-scale representation.

Marissa recently graduated from Drake University with a BFA degree and is the recipient of the 2020-21 Drake Alumni Artist Residency at Mainframe Studios. She recently completed murals for Iowa Arts Council Gala, the Candle Bar, Slow Down Coffee Company, Art Terrarium, and the Conmigo Early Education Center. Marissa also received a Merit Award for work included in the 35th Annual Polk County Heritage Gallery Exhibition in summer 2020.

We will live stream her talk on our page and YouTube Channel. You can find the links here: https://linktr.ee/theandersongallery

Tune in to learn more about Marissa's work and inspiration!

Jill Wells found her voice at Drake. Her professors inspired and encouraged her to use her creative talents to tell stor...
12/09/2020

Jill Wells found her voice at Drake. Her professors inspired and encouraged her to use her creative talents to tell stories that reflected her and her background.
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While at Drake, Jill began painting large scale, narrative oil paintings. Click to see where it all began!
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Follow Jill Wells Art and join us this Friday at 7pm as we livestream her artist talk here and on our YouTube channel.
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#drakealumni #drake_art_design #jillwellsart #contemporaryvisualartist #fenaleartist #iowaartist #oilpainter #narrativepainting

Jill Wells, painter and Drake Alumna ‘05, was commissioned to design and paint this mural for Disability Rights Iowa in ...
12/08/2020

Jill Wells, painter and Drake Alumna ‘05, was commissioned to design and paint this mural for Disability Rights Iowa in October 2020, and it is now in progress.
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Follow @jillwellsart daily to check out her progress.
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The design captures the spirit of the fight for disability and human rights, equality, and the love and care in the human experience.
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Jill said yes to working with DRI in creating this mural because she strongly believes in their mission and story.
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Jill’s daily live-streaming of this mural process provides viewers a behind the scenes look at creating artwork of this magnitude. And it illustrates the stories of individuals in the fight for disability rights.
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#contemporaryvisualartist #femaleartist #oilpainter #murals #collage #narrativeartist #drakealumni #harkininstitute #drake_art_design #jillwells #jillwellsart #disabilityrights #disabilityrightsiowa

Jill Wells, painter and Drake Alumna ‘05, is making an impact with her art in the Des Moines area. • • • Click to see mo...
12/07/2020

Jill Wells, painter and Drake Alumna ‘05, is making an impact with her art in the Des Moines area.
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Click to see more about her current series, Moods, Messages and Petty Realness, to see how she’s creatively coped with the pandemic.
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Follow Jill Jill Wells Art!
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#contemporaryvisualartist #femaleartist #oilpainter #murals #collage #narrativeartist #jillwellsart #drakealumni #drake_art_design

Join the Anderson Gallery as we live stream an artist talk and demonstration by Drake Alumna and painter, Jill Wells, on...
12/07/2020

Join the Anderson Gallery as we live stream an artist talk and demonstration by Drake Alumna and painter, Jill Wells, on Friday, December 11 at 7pm. This is part of our virtual winter Alumni Showcase that features works by artists making an impact in their communities.

Jill Wells Art graduated from Drake in 2005 with a BFA degree in painting. Jill has remained in Des Moines since her graduation and has worked to inspire at-risk youth and those in addiction recovery.

Jill is widely known for her colorful narrative paintings and murals, especially those at the Des Moines YMCA and Blank Park Zoo. She is the recent recipient of the 2020 Iowa Art Incubation Fellowship, and she is represented by the Great Frame Up Gallery.

We are thankful Jill can share her artwork and process because it is sure to be an inspiring talk and demonstration! Tune in on our YouTube channel or page or find links here: https://linktr.ee/theandersongallery. A Question and Answer session will follow so please type your questions in the comment section. Thanks for joining us!

12/05/2020

Join us as we live stream an artist talk and painting demonstration by Drake Alumna and painter, Jill Wells, on Friday, December 11 at 7pm. This is part of our virtual winter Alumni Showcase that features works by artists making an impact in their communities.

Jill Wells, painter and community activist for disability rights, graduated from Drake in 2005 with a BFA degree in painting. Jill has remained in Des Moines since her graduation and has worked to inspire at-risk youth and those in addiction recovery.

Jill is widely known for her colorful narrative paintings and murals, especially those at the Des Moines YMCA and Blank Park Zoo. She is the recent recipient of the 2020 Iowa Art Incubation Fellowship, and she is represented by the Great Frame Up Gallery. Follow her Jill Wells Art!

You can tune into Jill's talk and demonstration on the Anderson Gallery's YouTube Channel or page. A Question and Answer session will follow so please type your questions in the comment section. Thanks for joining us!

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Meet today’s featured Drake alum making an impact in Europe!  Michael Ruh Studio creates glassware for individuals and l...
12/03/2020

Meet today’s featured Drake alum making an impact in Europe! Michael Ruh Studio creates glassware for individuals and luxury brands. All pieces are designed and crafted by master glass-blower Michael Ruh from his studio in South London.
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The Studio was founded in 2004 and is a partnership between Michael Ruh and wife Natascha Wahl (a fellow glass-blower), supported by several assistants. The creative emphasis is on a modern, discreet, purist aesthetic with minimal embellishment in harmonious colour palettes.
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Alongside working on unqiue commissions for luxury interior and retail projects, the studio produces exquisitely crafted collections of hand-blown glass tableware, objects and lighting, designed and made by Michael Ruh.
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Production is limited to a handful of pieces per day and all are made from pure, optical-quality glass. Many pieces feature delicate, abstract line-work spun round the inside. These are Michael Ruh’s signature lines – a process of incising into the near-finished shape when hot.
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The technique has similarities to Bokuseki calligraphy, in the sense that lines must be applied boldly and assertively – there can be no error as the glass records all.
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#artdelatable #tocatchthelight #beautyforyoureverdayuse #colourist #goldenbackdrop #whatcolourdidyousee #colourpalette #tablestyling #glassblower #michaelruhstudio #drake_art_design #drakealumni

Today we are shining the spotlight on Drake Alum, Kēvin Callahan. He studied under Jules Kirschenbaum at Drake and cont...
12/01/2020

Today we are shining the spotlight on Drake Alum, Kēvin Callahan. He studied under Jules Kirschenbaum at Drake and continues to paint.
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Click and scroll to learn more about Kevin Paul Callahan and his work and be sure to check out his website and studio, The Elegant Line. For more info, check out our website @ theandersongallery.wordpress.com
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#kevincallahanart #painting #drakealumni #drake_art_design #virtualalumnishowcase

Claire Sedovic, illustrator extraordinaire, gives sage advice on how to keep making during a pandemic. • • •Here are a f...
11/24/2020

Claire Sedovic, illustrator extraordinaire, gives sage advice on how to keep making during a pandemic.
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Here are a few takeaways from her artist talk that’s now posted on our website @ https://theandersongallery.wordpress.com and our YouTube channel.
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Check it out and be inspired!
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Thank you, Claire, for being our first Drake Art + Design Alumni Impact feature. We wish you much continued success!
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#clairesedovic #drakealumni #drake_art_design #illustration #childrensbookillustration #childrensbookillustrator #kidlitart #kidlitartist #watercolorillustration #watercolor

Claire’s newest illustrated book features Theodore who is in search of a hug. Who can relate?• • •Follow @clairesedovic ...
11/23/2020

Claire’s newest illustrated book features Theodore who is in search of a hug. Who can relate?
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Follow @clairesedovic more more zany adventures!
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#clairesedovic #drakealumni #drake_art_design #illustration #childrensbookillustration #childrensbookillustrator #kidlitart #kidlitartist #watercolorillustration #watercolor

Meet Marcella! She’s starting kindergarten with an unlikely companion - a monarch butterfly! •  •   •Marcella struggles ...
11/20/2020

Meet Marcella! She’s starting kindergarten with an unlikely companion - a monarch butterfly!
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Marcella struggles to fit in and make human friends, but she finds the courage to be herself.
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Swipe to learn more about Alumna Claire Sedovic’s newest children’s book.
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#illustration #childrensbookillustration #childrensbookillustrator #kidlitart #kidlitartist #watercolorillustration #watercolor #drakealumni #drake_art_design #clairesedovic

Illustrator and Drake Alumna, Claire Sedovic, realized her dream of becoming a published children’s book illustrator in ...
11/19/2020

Illustrator and Drake Alumna, Claire Sedovic, realized her dream of becoming a published children’s book illustrator in 2019!
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Let’s take a look at her book Odd Animal ABC’s!
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If you or your kids need a fun educational break, head on over to her website and find drawing tutorials, activity sheets and coloring pages!
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Don’t forget to support your local bookstore and pick up your own copy of Odd Animal ABC’s today!
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#drakealumni #drake_art_design #illustration #childrensbookillustration #childrensbookillustrator #kidlitart #kidlitartist #watercolorillustration #watercolor

11/19/2020
Artist Talk with Claire Sedovic

Claire Sedovic is published illustrator and the 2019-20 recipient of the Drake Alumni Artist Residency at Mainframe Studios in Des Moines, Iowa. Claire will share her latest projects, her process, and inspiration, and she will update us on how she used her residency and studio to further her career. A Q&A session will follow so please comment to ask your questions.

Tune in at 7pm on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.as we stream her talk live on the Anderson Gallery's pageand on our YouTube Channel.

https://www.facebook.com/DrakeAndersonGallery
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We will record Claire's talk and have it available for viewing on our YouTube Channel.
Thanks for joining us!

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About the Anderson Gallery

The Anderson Gallery is an art gallery located on the Drake University campus. HOURS: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 12-4pm Thursdays 12-8pm Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm We are closed during university-observed holidays and between exhibitions. Please check our event calendar for exhibition dates. We are also open by appointment. Events are free and open to the public.

*Please note that special hours will apply during December and January. We will close at 6pm on Thursdays and we will be closed on Sundays. We will be closed during the University-wide closure from Dec. 21st to January 2nd. Please contact us at [email protected] to confirm hours if you plan to visit during the first week of January.


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Hello Anderson Gallery friends! We would like to inform everyone that there is a new page for the Anderson Gallery where you can find updated information for our current events. This page has been inactive for over a year. Please go like our new page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/andersongalleryatdrake/about/?ref=page_internal