Anterospective - a Senior Thesis Exhibition [Fine Arts & Performances]
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM @ Anderson Gallery - Four Drake University art and design students will present their forward-thinking senior thesis exhibition starting Friday, April 10, in Drake’s Anderson Gallery.
Anterospective features the work of Drake seniors Riley Brady, Evelyn Tomer, Grace Carroll, and Tori Carter. The exhibition will run through April 24 at the Anderson Gallery, located in the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 10.
The opposite of a retrospective, Anterospective will exhibit a collection of work that is not a look back, but a look forward. Through a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design and installation, this showcase envelops the exploration of each artist that will lead them into the future.
Riley Brady is a BFA graphic design major with a minor in art history from Hoffman Estates, Ill. Her work exists at the intersection of fine art and graphic design, often combining traditional craft with digital processes. Brady will showcase works that touch on the temporal experiences of everyday life.
Evelyn Tomer is a painting and business double major. Her work combines abstract and representational imagery in a synesthetic maximalist aesthetic, inspired by the relationship between consumerism and the organic world.
Grace Carroll, of Roselle, Ill., is pursuing a triple major in drawing, art history, and biochemistry and molecular biology. She will be exhibiting work that explores the documentation of mundane experiences throughout her life, using mixed media, abstract and representational elements record each moment in time.
Tori Carter is a BFA drawing major, with minors in psychology and art history, from Golden Valley, Minn. Her work stresses the use of expressive mark making to convey emotion. She focuses on abstracting an ephemeral subject matter of experiences by concentrating on the memories of her experiences and their surrounding environments.?
Civic Music Association presents Elling Swings Sinatra featuring Kurt Elling and the Turner Center Jazz Orchestra [Fine Arts & Performances]
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM @ Sheslow Auditorium - Admission charged.
Free Public Astronomy Lecture (and sky viewing if clear) [Academics]
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Drake Municipal Observatory, 4898 Observatory Road, Des Moines,
IA 50311 (Waveland Golf Course) - Spring 2015 Lecture Series, A Journey to: The Universe’s Anomalies
April 24 Lecture: 10,001 – 50,000 Light Years: “For most of human history we have searched for our place in the cosmos. Who are we? What are we? We find that we inhabit an insignificant planet of a hum-drum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are more galaxies than people” — Carl Sagan