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Friday, 17 Apr 2015 - All Categories
Redefining Foreign: Postcards from Near and Far [Fine Arts & Performances]
@ Wesley House, 2718 University Ave - The Wesley House will be open for the exhibit by chance or by a prearranged tour with Lenore Metrick-Chen at This exhibition intends to expand ideas of foreign vs. familiar. Confucius once said "in't it ale great when friends visit from distant places?" He also wrote "By nature, near together; by practice, far apart." This exhibit asks the viewer to consider: Who is foreign? What makes a person foreign? Is it geography? Is it cultural habits? When are we 'us' and when are we 'them'? If everyone is foreign, is anything truly foreign? Using paper ephemera, we make comparisons between China and America and find that America can be just as foreign. There are also more similarities between the two than at first glance. Please email Lenore Metrick-Chen at for further information.
RaySociety - Water Aerobics with Jo Berry [Academics]
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Contact RaySociety - Presented by the RaySociety – Drake University's lifelong Learning organization. Contact info: 515-271-1847,,
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.?
Drake Opera Theater Presents An evening of Verdi, Feathuring scenes from: La Traviata, Falstaff, and Macbeth [Fine Arts & Performances]
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM @ Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center - ?directed by Ann Cravero, Tickets are $10; $6 for students, senior and those with Drake I.D.
Guest Recital, Emissary Flute Quartet [Fine Arts & Performances]
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM @ Sheslow Auditorium
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 17 Lecture: 5001 – 10,000 Light Years: Invisible stars that are brighter than the Sun and a star that dies, over and over again.
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