Drury on C-Street

C-Street Gallery opens “Representing Reality” exhibit April 7

SPRINGFIELD, MO., April 7, 2017 – “Representing Reality” opens at the Drury on C-Street Gallery with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening. The exhibition will focus on work that encapsulates the idea of representation, and will feature pieces by various artists and their interpretation of diversity of experience. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is located at 233 E. Commercial Street. The opening reception is free to the public with food provided by Café Cusco.

“Representing Reality” was conceptualized by Arts Administration students Tori Manisco and Madison Morgan.

“There is a serious lack of diversity in mainstream media and too often a huge part of our population is left feeling under represented,” Manisco says. “Yet, when suddenly there is someone with whom you identify, who represents your struggle or your experience, it can be the most liberating feeling.”

“Creating and maintaining diversity in mainstream media is an invitation to be included in a narrative you never thought you could be a part of – it humanizes our differences,” Morgan says. “When we share and listen to stories that recount our respective struggles, we are granted the opportunity to broaden our outlook on life and form a more inclusive society.”

This exhibition will run from April 7 through 31. Gallery viewing hours after the opening reception will be 11-2pm on Mondays, 11-12:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-2pm on Wednesdays, 11-1pm on Fridays, and on Saturdays from 10-2pm.

For more information, call (417) 873-6337 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.

About Drury on C-Street

The Drury on C-Street Project is an initiative by Drury University, in partnership with other local

organizations, to establish a Drury Center on Commercial Street. This center includes an art gallery, a business resource center, and the weaving studio. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is a professional, student-run gallery featuring emerging and established artists. Drury University’s Drury on C-Street Gallery provides arts administration majors the experience of promoting the work of local artists. The gallery connects the community to new and relevant art in an accessible and welcoming environment.

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Media Contact: Rebecca Miller, Director of Arts Administration: (417) 873-6337 or rmiller01@drury.edu.

C-Street Gallery opens “Meme-Ography” exhibit on Friday

SPRINGFIELD, MO., Feb. 27, 2017 – An art exhibition focusing on Internet culture of the past decade will open at the Drury on C-Street Gallery on Friday, March 3 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. “Meme-Ography” will feature artistic interpretations of some of the Internet’s most notable memes, a community engagement meme board, and a timeline of Internet phenomena from 2007-2017. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is located at 233 E. Commercial Street. The opening reception is free to the public with food provided by Café Cusco.

kermit-meme

The Internet has been a growing presence in our daily lives for years, and as a result has cultivated its own unique cultural influence. The result is a society in which memes have become not just a form of entertainment and comedic expression, but also a statement of our opinion as a society on what counts as art, from what can be used to make a statement on topics as mundane as the “Thanksgiving Clapback” to more pressing topics like the United States political climate.

“Meme-Ography” was conceptualized by Arts Administration students Hannah Beckmann and Tulley Beard.

This exhibition will run from March 3 through 24. Gallery viewing hours after the opening reception will be 11 to 2 p.m. on Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information, call (417) 873-6337 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.

About Drury on C-Street

The Drury on C-Street Project is an initiative by Drury University, in partnership with other local organizations, to establish a Drury Center on Commercial Street. This center includes an art gallery, a business resource center, and the weaving studio. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is a professional, student-run gallery featuring emerging and established artists. Drury University’s Drury on C-Street Gallery provides arts administration majors the experience of promoting the work of local artists. The gallery connects the community to new and relevant art in an accessible and welcoming environment.

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C-Street Gallery opens “Flores do Verão” on Friday

SPRINGFIELD, MO., Oct. 31, 2016 – “Flores do Verão” is a solo exhibition opening at the Drury on C-Street Gallery on Friday, November 4 with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Featured artist Matt Edwards depicts flowers and trees in order to give viewers a sense of calm and warmness. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is located at 233 E. Commercial Street. The opening reception is free to the public with live entertainment provided by the Drury Jazz Ensemble.

"High Noon" - painting by Matt Edwards

“High Noon” – painting by Matt Edwards

The title “Flores do Verão” is a reference to the Portuguese influence on Edwards. The use of flowers and trees form compositions that challenge Edwards’ palette, but gives a sense of the beauty of the world surrounding us all. Some of his latest work is derived from Portuguese azulejos – vibrant ceramic tiles used to build geometric patterns.

This exhibition will run from November 4 through 26. Gallery viewing hours after the opening reception will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information, call (417) 873-6359 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.

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C-Street Gallery opens “Study Abroad: The Student View” exhibit Friday

SPRINGFIELD, MO., Oct. 4, 2016 – Photo exhibition “Study Abroad: The Student View” opens at the Drury on C-Street Gallery with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.

The exhibition features photographs by Drury students who have studied abroad during the past year with a Drury or affiliated program. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is located at 233 E. Commercial Street. The opening reception is free to the public with refreshments provided by Café Cusco.

“History’s Imprint on Today,” Northern Ireland 2016, by Karis Kononiuk

“History’s Imprint on Today,” Northern Ireland 2016, by Karis Kononiuk

The photographs in the exhibition represent a unique moment during each student’s study abroad experience from their international travels to Cyprus, Ecuador, Greece, France, Italy, Northern Ireland, Scotland, or Switzerland. Some of the photographs will be included in a silent auction during the month to raise funds for study abroad scholarships.

Study abroad experiences are a key component of a Drury education, and it is a requirement in some degree programs such as business and architecture. More than 40 percent of Drury undergraduates study aborad at some point in their college careers, which is far above the national average of about 10 percent.

“Aphrodite,” Aphrodite, Cyprus 2016, by Mohannad Almazroa.

“Aphrodite,” Aphrodite, Cyprus 2016, by Mohannad Almazroa.

This exhibition will run from Oct. 7 through 28. Gallery viewing hours after the opening reception will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, October 22 and October 29.

For more information, call (417) 873-6359 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.

“Chromatic Pop” exhibition opens Friday in renovated C-Street space

SPRINGFIELD, MO., Aug. 31, 2016 – The Drury on C-Street Gallery will open its September exhibition “Chromatic Pop” with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, September 2 in its newly renovated space. Returning artist Jessie Schwartz will present his solo show as the opening to the gallery’s exhibition season. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is located on 233 E. Commercial Street. The opening reception is a free event with food and refreshments provided.

Chromatic Pop

“Chromatic Pop” is a retrospective of pop icons from history, films, television, and classic rock. Growing up in the late 60’s and 70’s has influenced Schwartz in a way that he only recently realized. Music, television, and films were a way to escape and helped him get through some very tough times. He is not only captivated by the body of work of his subjects but the character in their faces and what they convey. Each piece is targeted for a specific memory and time for each viewer.

The process of “Chromatic Pop” in which Jessie paints is highly intuitive. Unsure of the outcome until it is complete, Jessie relies on the songs and images of the retrospective pop. Using large canvases and brushes forces him to paint in a large scale and lets the subject have a visually bigger impact when viewing.

Schwartz’s solo exhibition will run September 2 through 30. Gallery viewing hours after the opening reception will be 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on two Saturdays, September 13 and 27.

For more information, call (417) 873-6359 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.

Media Contact: Rebecca Miller, Director of Arts Administration: (417) 873-6337 or rmiller01@drury.edu.

About Drury on C-Street

The Drury on C-Street Project is an initiative by Drury University, in partnership with other local organizations, to establish a Drury Center on Commercial Street. This center includes an art gallery, a business resource center, space for weaving looms, architecture classroom and a multi-use area for additional classes and seminars. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is a professional, student-run gallery featuring emerging and established artists. Drury University’s Drury on C-Street Gallery provides arts administration majors the experience of promoting the work of local artists. The gallery connects the community to new and relevant art in an accessible and welcoming environment.

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C-Street Gallery opens Crafting Our Well-Being: Art as Therapy on April 8

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 1, 2016 — The Drury on C-Street Gallery will host an opening reception for its April exhibition, Crafting Our Well-being: Art as Therapy, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8.

The exhibit features works from retirement community members and more than 10 local artists that illustrate how art is used as cognitive and emotional therapy. The event is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided as well as live musical entertainment from singer Micah Textor and Drury’s ukulele club, DUkes. There will also be a raffle to win a piece of featured art. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The show is composed of a wide range of media including paintings, ceramics, photography, fiber arts, live performance art, and more. It features work from Rebecca Miller, the director of the arts administration program at Drury, and Jessie Schwartz from Studio 13 in addition to numerous other artists. Weaver Paula Rosen and ceramist David Cogorno will create works live at the opening reception.

Crafting Our Well-being: Art as Therapy runs April 8 through April 28. The gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is located on 233 E. Commercial St.

For more information, call (417) 873-6359 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.

About Drury on C-Street

The Drury on C-Street Project is an initiative by Drury University, in partnership with other local organizations, to establish a Drury Center on Commercial Street. This center includes an art gallery, a business resource center, space for weaving looms, architecture classroom and a multi-use area for additional classes and seminars. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is a professional, student-run gallery featuring emerging and established artists. Drury University’s Drury on C-Street Gallery provides arts administration majors the experience of promoting the work of local artists. The gallery connects the community to new and relevant art in an accessible and welcoming environment.

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C-Street Gallery opens Magnum Opus! exhibition on Friday, March 4

SPRINGFIELD, MO., Feb. 25, 2016 – The Drury on C-Street Gallery will open its March exhibition Magnum Opus! with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 4. The exhibition will feature emerging artists from Drury University, Missouri State University, and Ozarks Technical Community College. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is located at 233 E. Commercial Street. The opening reception is a free event with refreshments as well as a musical performance by Samantha Hinson and Raenna Duncan.

The title for the exhibition, Magnum Opus!, comes from the Latin phrase meaning the most renowned achievement of an artist. This exhibition showcases up-and-coming student artists who work in both two- and three-dimensional media.

The exhibition will run March 4 through 25. Gallery viewing hours after the opening reception will be 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on two Saturdays — March 5 and 19.

For more information, call (417) 873-6359 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.

About Drury on C-Street

The Drury on C-Street Project is an initiative by Drury University, in partnership with other local organizations, to establish a Drury Center on Commercial Street. This center includes an art gallery, a business resource center, space for weaving looms, architecture classroom and a multi-use area for additional classes and seminars. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is a professional, student-run gallery featuring emerging and established artists. Drury University’s Drury on C-Street Gallery provides arts administration majors the experience of promoting the work of local artists. The gallery connects the community to new and relevant art in an accessible and welcoming environment.

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Media Contact: Iván Garnica, Graduate Assistant of Arts Administration: (816) 308-8404 or igarnica@drury.edu.

“Putting a Face to Veteran Homelessness” opens Dec. 4 on C-Street

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 24, 2015 — The Drury on C-Street Gallery will open its December exhibition, “Springfield Strong: Putting a Face to Veteran Homelessness,” with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4.

The reception is free and open to the public, with refreshments provided. Students from Drury’s Music Therapy association, Mu Theta, will provide musical entertainment. A silent auction will be held, with proceeds benefitting The Kitchen, Inc.’s Home At Last program, which aids homeless veterans.

“Clifton” – painting by Jessica Mahan

“Clifton” – painting by Jessica Mahan

Springfield residents Trysta Herzog and Jessica Mahan began Springfield Strong as a project to spark conversation, collaboration and advocacy for veterans who are, or were, homeless. Their project was born from the question, “What can I do?” For Herzog and Mahan, the answer was to use art and other media to tell the stories for those living with this issue. The exhibit consists of paintings and photographs of veterans as well as the display of an American flag flown during World War I and World War II.

The Kitchen, Inc.’s Home At Last program helps veterans and their families gain access to housing and social services. Considering the fact that veterans are twice as likely than the general population to become chronically homeless, Herzog and Mahan decided this issue should be brought to the community as a whole with hopes for more people asking themselves, “What can I do?”

The exhibition will run Friday, Dec. 4 through Friday, Dec. 11. Gallery viewing hours after the opening reception will be 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. The gallery is located on 233 E. Commercial Street.

For more information, call (417) 873-6359 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.

About Drury on C-Street

The Drury on C-Street Project is an initiative by Drury University, in partnership with other local organizations, to establish a Drury Center on Commercial Street. This center includes an art gallery, a business resource center, space for weaving looms, architecture classroom and a multi-use area for additional classes and seminars. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is a professional, student-run gallery featuring emerging and established artists. Drury University’s Drury on C-Street Gallery provides arts administration majors the experience of promoting the work of local artists. The gallery connects the community to new and relevant art in an accessible and welcoming environment.

Media Contact: Leah Hamilton, Arts Administration Program Director. Office: (417) 873-6359; mobile: (417) 224-1018; email: lhamilton@drury.edu.

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C-Street Gallery opens “Moon City Lights” exhibition Friday

SPRINGFIELD, MO., Nov. 3, 2015 – The Drury on C-Street Gallery will open its November exhibition “Moon City Lights: Drury Student Architecture + Moon City Creative District” with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6.

The featured artists are multiple third-year Drury architecture students under the guidance of studio design professor Maurizio Sabini. The opening reception is a free event that includes food and refreshments as well as entertainment provided by the Drury Jazz Ensemble. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is located on 233 E. Commercial St.

The show reflects the collaboration between Drury’s Hammons School of Architecture and Springfield’s Moon City Creative District, a 10-square-block area in the Woodland Heights neighborhood north of Commercial Street. The area has been designated by the City of Springfield as a live/work district where artists can operate studios in their homes and have a limited retail presence.

Students were tasked with designing about 25 live/work units that embody the Moon City District’s goals of revitalization through the arts and a localized sense of community. The schematic and detailed design work also includes retail space, parking and public spaces. The featured exhibition designs were selected by Professor Sabini through a juried process that included design professionals and representatives from the City of Springfield and the Moon City Creative District.

This scale model allowed the students to test their ideas for further developing the Moon City Creative District.

This scale model allowed the students to test their ideas for further developing the Moon City Creative District.

The exhibition will run Nov. 6 through 21. Gallery viewing hours after the opening reception will be 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on two Saturdays, November 14 and 21.

For more information, call (417) 873-6359 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.

About Drury on C-Street

The Drury on C-Street Project is an initiative by Drury University, in partnership with other local organizations, to establish a Drury Center on Commercial Street. This center includes an art gallery, a business resource center, space for weaving looms, architecture classroom and a multi-use area for additional classes and seminars. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is a professional, student-run gallery featuring emerging and established artists. Drury University’s Drury on C-Street Gallery provides arts administration majors the experience of promoting the work of local artists. The gallery connects the community to new and relevant art in an accessible and welcoming environment.

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C-Street Gallery opens Undergraduate Juried Exhibit on Oct. 2

SPRINGFIELD, MO., Sept. 28, 2015 – The Drury on C-Street Gallery will open its October showing, the Drury Undergraduate Juried Exhibit, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2. An undergraduate show will be the featured exhibition for the first time ever at the gallery.

The reception is free with food and refreshments provided. The Drury Jazz Ensemble will provide entertainment for the evening. The gallery is located at 233 E. Commercial St.

The exhibition features the works of undergraduates chosen by Drury art faculty and juried by associate art professor Jacqueline Warren. Each featured artist – McKenzie Johnson, Ryan Quigg, Trevor Wellman and Olivia Willoughby – focuses on a different medium and will have a diverse set of artwork in the show.

The Drury Undergraduate Juried Exhibit should not be confused with the annual senior undergraduate show in May at the Pool Art Center on campus. This is a different opportunity for undergraduate art students to present their work to the community.

This exhibition runs from Oct. 2 through 30. Gallery viewing hours after the opening reception will be 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on two Saturdays, Oct. 10 and 24.

For more information, call (816) 308-8404 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.

About Drury on C-Street

The Drury on C-Street Project is an initiative by Drury University, in partnership with other local organizations, to establish a Drury Center on Commercial Street. This center includes an art gallery, a business resource center, space for weaving looms, architecture classroom and a multi-use area for additional classes and seminars. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is a professional, student-run gallery featuring emerging and established artists. Drury University’s Drury on C-Street Gallery provides arts administration majors the experience of promoting the work of local artists. The gallery connects the community to new and relevant art in an accessible and welcoming environment.

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