Pool Art Center Gallery 2019-2020 Season

Gallery Viewing Hours:  

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

September 6 - 27, 2019: Prairie/Ozark Plateau Series

Featuring works by Dan Young

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 5 - 8 p.m
Artist Talk: Friday, September 6, 5:30 p.m.

Dan Young is a retired art professor who taught for 30 years at SUNY-College at Oneonta, NY before moving to Stockton, MO. In recent years he has been working in both 2-D and 3-D works created with a computerized router. The show focuses on “the connection between the vastness of the prairie and the intimacy of the hills and valleys of the Ozarks that provides a perfect partnership for study of the weather and geological formations, and how that affects the people who live and work here and love this land.”

October 4 - 25, 2019: Life as Landscape

Featuring works by Jacqueline Warren

Opening Reception: Friday, October 4, 5 - 8 p.m.

Jacqueline Warren is an Artist-in-Residence at Drury University, who also teaches drawing and foundation of design courses each fall semester. Warren’s new body of work was created this past summer while in Florence, reflecting on the beauty of the Italian landscape.

November 1 - 27, 2019: Fourth Annual Best of the Midwest High School Competitive 

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 5 - 8 p.m.

High school students from across the Midwest are invited to submit works - open media, open concept - to this annual competitive exhibition. Deadline for entries is Friday, October 4, 2019.

February 7 - 28, 2020: Fear  - National Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 5 - 8 p.m. 

Curated by arts administration practicum student Abby Day 

Fear often isolates us when we fail to see it as a universally shared emotion. This exhibition aims to unite us through connection and discussion of the things we dread. Each piece expresses and captures the cause or feeling of fear using a literal or abstract approach. This national juried exhibition consists of artists' works from across the United States.

March 6 - 27, 2020: Thou Art...Will Give...

Featuring works by: Eric Kunsman

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

This body of work “is derived from the first Penitentiary in the United States. The Quakers started it because they believed they could reform people by putting them in solitaire for the full sentence and provide them with a Bible to give their Penitence.” Kunsman had access to the Warden’s writings from the 1800’s and would read 4-6 pages from those logbooks before walking through certain areas of the Penitentiary. He spent about 362 days photographing this project and the show will consist of large-scale prints from his scanned negatives and the Warden’s writings. Kunsman is a photographer and book artist based out of Rochester, NY; he works at the Rochester Institute of Technology as a Lecturer for the Visual Communications Studies Department at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and is an adjunct professor for the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences.

April 3 - 24 , 2020: Annual All Student Competitive Exhibition

This exhibition has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

May 1 - 15, 2020: APEX Senior Exhibition

Opening Reception and Program Distinction Awards: Friday, May 1, 5 - 8 p.m.

The Art & Art History program offers three majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, Fine Arts, and Graphic & Digital Design. Throughout the course of the spring semester, our seniors work on their apex projects, which summarize, from an individual perspective, their years of study at Drury. These projects are proudly presented in our Senior APEX Exhibition and Senior Capstone Art History Symposium (the time and date for the Art History Symposium will be announced in the fall semester).