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Trio of Herron Shows Opening Dec. 7 Promises Great Variety, Surprising Work


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November 18, 2011

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Art lovers will have at least  three compelling reasons to visit the Herron Galleries on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Three exhibits, the Undergraduate Students Exhibition; Works of Hope and Healing 2011; and the second part of Hear/Here the Future will open Dec. 7.

Undergraduate Student Exhibition 2011

“The Undergraduate Exhibition is an exciting surprise every year,” said Herron Gallery Director Paula Katz, “not only because of the variety of work that the students submit, but also because we never know which works our jurors will pick.”

This year’s juried show opens in the Robert B. Berkshire, Eleanor Prest Reese and Dorit and Gerald Paul Galleries with a reception beginning at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7. Award winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. The show runs through Dec. 22.

The jurors are Meredith Brickell, assistant professor of art at DePauw University, and James Sholly, co-owner of the graphic design studio Commercial Artisan.

Works of Hope and Healing 2011, Art Inspired by Wishard Health Services

The Marsh Gallery will feature Works of Hope and Healing 2011, art Inspired by Wishard Health Services.

Wishard Pharmacy and Eskenazi Health Foundation for a fifth year have partnered with Herron through the Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life to bring painting students to Wishard to learn about the hospital’s role in the community and the Pharmacy Department’s support of that role.

The students create works in response to their experiences during the visit—in part inspired by the Wishard art collection, which includes several 1914 murals by noteworthy Hoosier artists, some with a Herron connection.

Wishard employees vote to select the Grand Prize winner. Each vote raises a $1 donation to the Eskenazi Health Foundation. The winning work becomes a permanent part of the Wishard collection, and the student earns a purchase award.

This year’s exhibit of 23 works continues at Herron through Dec. 22 during normal gallery hours.

Hear/Here the Future: Part 1 and Part 2

The Basile Gallery will feature the second part of a two-part collaboration that begins on Dec. 1.

Nine graduate students from Herron’s M.F.A. in Visual Art and Public Life degree program and six students enrolled in the M.S. in Music Technology degree program at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI have collaborated, inspired by the students’ thoughts, dreams, fears, anxieties and question marks as they wonder about what forms art, music and life itself will take in the century beyond our own.

Hear/Here the Future: Part 1 will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec.1 , in the Auditorium in the ICTC building on campus.

This 75-minute, telematic event consists of a multi-media, live performance with musicians on the auditorium stage along with large-screen video projections and the incorporation of virtual reality, including live video feed of other visual artworks and live musicians playing in Basile Center.

Hear/Here the Future: Part 2 opens at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 in Herron’s Basile Gallery and surrounding spaces.

This part includes the opening of a multi-disciplinary visual art installation including video, sculpture, printmaking, multi-media and live music. The installation will remain for viewing through Dec.18.

Faculty leaders for the project are Scott Deal, professor of music and director of the Donald Tavel Arts and Technology Center, Department of Music and Arts Technology, IUPUI; and Craig McDaniel, professor of fine art and director of graduate programs at Herron.