Join us on March 8, 2019 for the Opening Reception of “necessary monsters” featuring the artwork of Garry Holstein and Brett Anderson. Together they work to represent the arts academia of the University of Southern Indiana (USI), but on this evening they will be representing themselves as they present their own work for you to enjoy and potentially add to your own collections.
Garry Holstein is a practicing artist, educator, and administrator serving as the Director of the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. In this position, he has provided access to the arts for all ages through community engagement activities, course development, exhibitions, and the creation of public art works. Before joining USI, he was Visiting Professor of art at Arkansas Tech University. His Visual Design MFA emphasized inter-media animation/video production, which incorporated diverse methodologies including drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, and installation.
He has organized exhibitions on the local, regional, national and international levels encompassing students and faculty, as well as other professional contemporary artists. By spearheading invitational and juried shows in a wide range of media, he seeks to create an atmosphere that encourages diverse and exciting programming, fosters dialogue in the community, and provides opportunities for artists. Garry also exhibits his work in regional and national venues.
Brett Anderson is an Assistant Professor of printmaking at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. Brett grew up in central Missouri, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri in 1999. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of South Dakota in 2002.
He has had solo exhibitions in Oregon, Arizona, California, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Missouri and participated in over 100 group exhibitions nationally over the past 10 years. Recently, Brett has been a visiting artist, leading workshops on relief printmaking techniques, at California State University, Stanislaus; at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC; and at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, in Odessa.This event is free and open to the public.
The show will be on exhibit through Saturday, March 23rd.