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2016 Past Events

K-12 Student Artwork on Display
October 26-November 6, 2016
Peeler Art Center Hallways

In conjunction with ArtsFest 2016: Art & Utopia, stop on by the Peeler Art Center and view the student artwork on display throughout the building. Students in grades k-12 in the Greencastle School Corporation have graciously loaned us some of their works for the duration of ArtsFest 2016.

Peeler Art Center Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday:  10am – 4pm
Saturday:  11am – 5pm
Sunday:  1 – 5pm

Rikio Takahashi
Tasteful (No. 5), 1970s
Woodblock print on paper
19-1/16 x 18-1/2 inches
DePauw Art Collection: 2015.20.1
Gift of David T. Prosser, Jr. '65
Embracing the Self-Made Movement in Postwar Japan
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 11:40am
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery
(upper level)

As Japan struggled to forge a new sense of self in the postwar years, many Japanese artists abandoned old methods of artmaking in favor of the “creative prints” movement. Join Dr. Hiroko Chiba (Professor of Modern Languages) and Craig Hadley (Gallery Director) for a discussion centered on this pivotal moment in Japanese art history, and view 40 postwar prints from the DePauw University permanent art collection. This event is part of ArtsFest 2016: Art and Utopia.
Gallery Talk: Where Do We Migrate To?
Monday, October 31, 2016, 11:40am
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery
(lower level)

Join Craig Hadley, Director/Curator, and Alexandra Chamberlain, Assistant Curator, for a guided tour of Where Do We Migrate To? This activity made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional funding provided by the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and the Public Occasions Committee.

This event is part of ArtsFest 2016: Art and Utopia.


Artist Lecture with Blane De St. Croix
Where Do We Migrate To?
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 4:15pm
Peeler Auditorium

Blane De St. Croix’s work explores the geopolitical landscape through sculpture, installation, and work on paper. His research based method incorporates on the ground site visits, aerial fly-overs, photographic documentation, interviews, internet mining, and satellite imagery. Together, his artworks and research seek to facilitate an increased understanding of the shared social, political, environmental, and cultural climate challenges we face, both within our local communities, and in the international arena.Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Blane De St. Croix was educated at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (M.F.A. Sculpture) and Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts (B.F.A. Sculpture with distinction). His work is represented by Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY. Currently, he has two works in the exhibition Where Do We Migrate To? here at the Peeler Art Center.

Join us on Tuesday October 25 at 4:15PM in the Peeler Auditorium to hear Blane discuss his work and his journey as an artist.


A Fragile Permanece, 2014
wood, duct tape, mylar tape, colored pencil, gesso, 
foil lined bubble wrap
site specific installation - dimensions variable
Opening Reception and 
Artist Lecture with Jason S. Yi

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium 

An investigation of our terrestrial existence and experience critically affect Jason S. Yi’s work.  The created forms and images become amalgamations of natural and built surroundings addressing the environmental and societal issues shaping the world.  He incorporates humble materials and detritus to produce reimagined landscapes that reflect and critique conditions of contemporary society.

October 3, 2016, 7:30pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery, upper level

Need to de-stress from hectic academic life? Join instructor Marla Helton of Serendipity Yoga Studio for an hour-long session of relaxation yoga in the Peeler Art Center galleries.  For more information visit marlaheltonyoga.com or contact Marla directly: marlaheltonyoga@gmail.com This event is free and open to all DePauw University students, faculty, and staff and the surrounding community.

Free of charge! 
Refreshments will be served after!

Koshiro Onchi
Poème No. 7 Landscape of May, 1948
Woodblock print on paper
15-3/4 x 19-1/4 inches
DePauw Art Collection: 2015.12.1
Gift of David T. Prosser, Jr. '65
Collectors’ Talk with David T. Prosser Jr. ‘65
Tuesday September 20, 2016, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

Please join David T. Prosser Jr. ‘65, former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, for a Collectors’ Talk in the University Gallery, upper level on Tuesday, September 20, at 4:15PM. Prosser’s love for Japanese abstract prints has been a tremendous asset to the creation and production of our exhibition: Abstract Traditions: Postwar Japanese Prints from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection. During his talk, Prosser hopes to convey to you the wonders and excitement of becoming an avid collector.                                                                 
Provided with support from the Arthur E. Klauser ’45 Asian & World Community Collections Endowment, DePauw University.
Artist Lecture with Rebecca Seeman
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium 

Rebecca Seeman manipulates and arrays multiples of humble household castoffs. In repurposing them she creates aesthetic spaces using directed light and cast shadows to engage the walls’ dimensions and surfaces in collaboration with the objects. Despite the lack of overt physicality the works may have an imaginary spatial expanse that, with the points of light, may also suggest faraway astral bodies.
Percussion@Peeler: StereoType 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

The DePauw Percussion Ensemble presents its annual program of contemporary solo and chamber works for percussion, composed and improvised, in a non-traditional concert setting. Directed by Dr. Bonnie Whiting Smith, the one-hour performance fuses contemporary art and music in the galleries at Peeler. Refreshments will be served following the event.
Senior Art Exhibition: Artist Talks and Opening Reception
Friday, April 15, 2016, 5pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

An annual exhibition featuring the work of graduating senior studio art majors.
StereoType lecture with curator Ginger Duggan 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Historically, typography has been designed with two axes in mind, x and y. Today, in contrast, designers are broadening their perceptions about type to accommodate the added dimensions of a digital experiential world. Recent innovations in type design take principles of animation, interactivity, and kinetic movement and combine them with traditional components of typography, resulting in pioneering explorations in motion typography.

Join Ginger Duggan, co-curator of StereoType, for an evening lecture which explores the widening field of contemporary typography and the artists represented in the exhibition.

This activity made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional funding provided by the Public Occasions Committee.

Long Live the full success of the Great Proletarian, 1967
Lithograph on paper
The Red Sun in Our Hearts: Socialist Realism from the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Lunch discussion with Taylor Zartman '15
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 11:30am – 12:15pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

The intersection of art and politics breeds powerful results, notably in the realm of propaganda. This discussion will cover a brief history of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, focusing on the role visual images played in the revolution and a broader conversation about media literacy. Snacks provided.

Tai Rogers
dimensions variable
Gallery Talks and Opening Reception for Faculty Exhibition
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

A tri-annual exhibition featuring recent work by members of the DePauw University studio art faculty. Participating faculty include: Emelie Johansson ’12 (photography), Lori Miles (sculpture), Brian James Priest (sculpture), Tai Rogers (ceramics), Kristy Hughes (drawing), Greg Watson (painting), and Dan Solberg ’06 (new media).
Juried Show: Opening Reception and Awards Presentation
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4:15 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features works created by current DePauw students enrolled in studio art courses.  This year's exhibition will be juried by Dr. William V. Ganis, Chairperson, Department of Art and Design at Indiana State University.