Design Juried Show Represents Broad Spectrum of Art

The Jessie C. Wilson Gallery at Anderson University will host the annual Juried Student Exhibition from March 1 through April 12. The opening reception and award ceremony will take place on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. This year’s juror Fred Bower will give an artist talk during the opening at 7 p.m. His work will be exhibited in conjunction with the student work selected for the exhibition in the main gallery.

The Juried Student Exhibition is a competition open to all Visual Communications Design students. The juror selects the works for the show and honor distinctive awards. It’s a great opportunity to see the work being created by Visual Communications Design students at all levels.A hand with the index finger and thumb touching in the foreground and varying landscapes in the background

This year’s juror Fred Bower received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the Herron School of Art. He has been a design educator for nearly 20 years. His work has been published in several design publications, as well as periodicals such as Émigré, Print and Plazm Magazine. Recently he received an award for Excellence from the University College Designers Association for his design of the David Owsley Museum of Art Exhibition Program media kit and Glick Center for Glass Artist Residency media kit.  The Juror’s exhibit in Jessie C. Wilson’s Open Gallery will feature some of his exceptional work.  

The Jessie C. Wilson Gallery serves Anderson University and East Central Indiana with monthly exhibitions that feature the work of regionally and nationally recognized artists. Through these exhibitions, the gallery is dedicated to enriching and engaging AU students, as well as promoting the visual arts within the greater community. For more information, contact the director of exhibitions programming, Tai Lipan, at (765) 641-4320 or by email to talipan@anderson.edu. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Visit the Wilson Galleries online to learn about other upcoming gallery events.

Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution in Anderson, Indiana with a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society. Anderson University is recognized among top colleges by U.S. News and World ReportColleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university now offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in businessmusic education, and theology.

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