The Pullen Art Gallery, located on the third floor of Pullen Hall, showcases student works throughout the year, including the Spring Senior Show cycle. Strategically placed as the gateway to the University’s Art Room, this space and the creative works showcased in it set the mood for the teaching and learning that occurs a few steps away. In addition to showcasing student work, the Pullen Gallery serves as classroom space, hosts student talks and presentations, and frequently participates in the Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk.
Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please visit the Art Department (UMPIAD) Facebook Page for more information about current and upcoming shows.
Art exhibitions slated for the Spring 2016 semester
The Art of Meow, an open exhibition
February 5-26, 2016
Reception: Feb 5, 6-8pm
From alley cat to tuxedo cat, The Art of Meow honors the purr-maker in this open exhibition held in the Pullen Gallery. Conceptualized by Art Program students, the exhibit features the work of students, alumni, professors and community to take part in this nod to the feline.
The 2nd Annual Student Art Competition
March 4 through March 25
Reception: March 4, 6-8pm
The Student Art Competition, now in its second year features the work of students taking classes in the art program (and are not necessarily art majors). Students apply into this juried exhibit in either the 2D or 3D category. Awards for the top three in each category are awarded, as well as the President’s Choice award. This is a great opportunity to see what wonderful work is going on in the program!
Student Photography Exhibition
March 28 through April 22
Reception: April 1, 6-8pm
This exhibit features the work of students currently taking photography courses in the Art program. The work featured includes multiple levels and students from across campus who are exploring the medium.
Roldena Sanipass – April 29 through May 4; reception April 29, 6-8pm
Emma Ruff – May 6 through 11; reception May 6, 6-8pm
Students in the BA and BFA program work year-long to develop a body of work which will be on display in a solo exhibition in the Pullen Gallery. Each student will present her thesis in a gallery talk, given at 6:30 p.m.