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Pool Art Center Gallery 2020-2021 Season

Gallery Viewing Hours:  

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.


February 5 - 26, 2021: Say Their Names: Black Lives Matter, a national juried exhibition

This national juried exhibition includes works created by 24 artists from across the nation.  The pieces include documentary photographs of the Black Lives Matter protests from various parts of the country, as well as works created in homage to individuals who have been brutalized or murdered through racist acts. The artists have been invited to donate their works for a silent auction that will run throughout the month with 100% of proceeds going towards Drury scholarships for African American students.

(image: Clark Stoeckley, George Floyd Mural (artists: Creatives After Curfew), Minneapolis, MN)




March 5 - 26, 2021: Boundaries  |  Blocks  |  Borders  Todd Lowery

"Boundaries  |  Blocks  |  Borders" represents the visual art components of a recent collaborative project titled "Contested Urbanscapes" STINT grant research.



April 2 - 30, 2021: Annual All Student Competitive Exhibition

This annual exhibition highlights student artworks from across campus.  Students are invited to entry work in any medium, created within or outside of a course.



May 7 - 14, 2021: APEX Senior Exhibition

This show is a celebration of our graduating seniors and their accomplishments within the visual arts. Fine Art and Graphic Design majors work through the spring semester to create the works included in this exhbition.



October 2 - 30, 2020: American Dreamscape: A Childhood Retrospective of Poverty and Promises

Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 5 - 8 p.m.

Alumna Sari Shryack, is on display at the Pool Art Center Gallery. These colorful and vibrant paintings create an amazing visual contrast to the memories of growing up poor in north Springfield. Promises" Sari will be giving Artist Talks on her work to small groups during the opening reception. Visitors will gather on the front lawn of Pool Art Center and enter the exhibition as gallery space allows. Be sure to also check out Sari's work on Instagram @not_sorry_art.



November 6 - 25, 2020: Race in America

Opening Reception: Friday November 6, 5 - 8 p.m.

This national juried exhibition asked artists to explore the idea of what it is like to live as a person of color, whether personally or systematically, and how all Americans can work together to improve racial equality.  The show consists of 31 works by artists from New York, Georgia, South Carolina, California, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Missouri.

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