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Joan Derryberry Art Gallery

Spring 2015 Gallery Schedule

Monday - Thursday | 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Windows on the World: Saturday, April 11 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Bryan Symphony Orchestra Sundays:

2/15, 3/22, 4/26 | 12 noon - 6 p.m.

1st Floor of TTU's Roaden University Center

Open and Free to the Public


January 27-February 12

February 12 | 4:30 p.m. - Gallery Talk

Armin Mühsam - Painting Exhibition

Joan Derryberry Art Gallery

Armin Mühsam states, "My work focuses on the relationship between the natural and the human-built. I imagine the land after technology has rendered it nearly uninhabitable, despite its promises to create a better world. I paint the absence of humans but not of humanity: man-made, sterile landscapes after the disappearance of the natural."

Mühsam graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Münich, Germany (1994) and from Montana State University in Bozeman (1997). Since 2000, he has been teaching at Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, Missouri, where he is currently Professor of Painting. He has had more than 35 solo shows in the US and abroad, and was featured in over 150 group exhibitions.



February 16-March 5

March 5 | 4:30p.m. - Gallery Talk

Jon McMillan, Clay Exhibition

Jon McMillan describes his work as "exploring dualities - simple and complex, formal and conceptual, internal and external. He uses juxtaposition and ambiguity to create objects that address both general and specific dichotomies, allowing viewers to relate their own experiences to the work.

McMillan is an artist and educator currently residing in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Mary Washington.









March 16-April 2

April 2 | 4:30p.m. - Gallery Talk

Sheli Petersen - Drawing Exhibition



"In my art, there are two main strands. In the first, I convey the intimate relationship of New England and Mid-western wildlife to the landscape that often suggests a mythological dimension. Influenced by naturalists John James Audubon and Roger Tory Peterson, whose forte was precise observation, I also enjoy the open-ended process of spontaneous mark-making that allows me to approach the subject viscerally. In the second strand in my work, I fuse my long-standing interest in nature and mythology in illustrated children't books," state Sheli Petersen.

She is an artist, designer and Professor of Art at Peru State College, Nebraska. She illustrates for clients such as McGraw-Hill, Harcourt, Highlights for Children Magazine, and the National Heritage Museum. Petersen exhibits her work at regional and national venues, including the Currier Museum of Art, the Danforth Museum of Art and Creative Quarterly.








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