The fall semester begins this week, and so will the creativity that comes from the students of Shippensburg University’s Art and Design Department.
The art department’s main exhibitions take place in the Kauffman Gallery, located in the Huber Art Center.
The Huber Art Center is a state-of-the-art facility for digital and studio arts. It houses art ranging from ceramics, digital and graphic design, sculpture, printmaking and much more. The department has its own gallery where nine major exhibits are presented annually.
For the fall of 2018, quite a few exhibits will take place at the Kauffman Gallery. From Aug. 29—27, the Kauffman Gallery will feature an exhibit called “net/WORK.” Sean Derry and Sharon Massey will display their work in sculpture and metals.
“I re-purpose objects and transform materials into immersive installations composed of multiple handmade kinetic components,” Derry said according to a preview provided by William Whitely. Massey “explores man-made patterns such as masonry, roadways and fences.” The opening reception will take place Monday, Oct. 1, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. The artists will present at 7 p.m.
From Oct. 1–25 Kauffman is CUT — a sabbatical exhibition of recent work, created by Ben Culbertson. Culbertson cuts clay with a special kinked wire that creates his signature texture on his pieces. He has been fascinated by pottery, vessel forms and tile work for more than 30 years. The exhibition will show new work, and his original works as well. CUT’s opening reception begins Oct. 1, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Culbertson will present at 7 p.m.
From Nov. 3–17, the exhibit “Scholastic 144” will visit Kauffman. The display features work by high school juniors and seniors from Pennsylvania and Maryland. There will be $1,000 awards given to the winners of the exhibition, as well as certificates of honorable mention and participation. The opening reception is Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m.
The senior exhibition will take place from Dec. 1–13, just in time for winter graduation. Senior art majors will present their work in the exhibit and will be selected by the SU art and design faculty. The opening reception is Saturday, Dec. 1, 1–3 p.m. The artists will then present at 1:30 p.m.
For more information regarding the gallery’s hours, contact the SU Art and Design Department office at (717) 477-1530.