Anderson University

Art and Design


Vandiver Gallery of the Thrift Library

Vandiver GalleryLocated in the Thrift Library, the Vandiver Gallery's purpose is to mount rotating exhibitions that will support and enrich the students and public by promoting the Visual Arts in our community. The Vandiver Gallery supports the mission, vision, and values of Anderson University.

Vandiver Gallery is not a gallery with a permanent collection on exhibit, but a steadily rotating exhibition space that aims to directly influence our current population. Exhibitions highlight works in professional arts as well as studio-based arts: Graphic Design, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics, and other mediums. Exhibitions are mounted in collaboration with the College of Visual and Performing Arts and have been guided by the Art Gallery Director, Kim Dick since January 2009.

All exhibits, programs, and activities are free and open to the public. The Vandiver Gallery supports our educational role on the Anderson University campus by hiring current students to perform many necessary roles such as public guides, assisting in art installation, and holding open gallery hours.

The Vandiver Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Thrift Library. Admission is free.

Gallery Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 2:30 - 5:30
Fridays: 1:00 - 4:00
The Vandiver Gallery is closed during University breaks and holidays, except by appointment.

Parking is available at the Thrift Library or in the Visitors parking located on Boulevard.

2013 – 2014 Exhibition Calendar

Bloodlines: The Work of Toni Scott

Los Angeles sculptor, painter, and multi-media artist Toni Scott captures the African and European cultural traditions through her award-winning artwork. An African American artist of mixed ancestry, Scott is committed to bringing the tragic story of the African American experience to her viewers, engaging them in a quest for deeper historical consciousness. Scott seeks to express her love of God, beauty, humanity, and culture in everything she creates.

Show Dates: August 21 – September 29, 2013

Artist Lecture: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 7:00pm
Daniel Recital Hall
Reception to follow in the Vandiver Gallery

>> More about Bloodlines

Debbie Millman

Debbie Millman draws no distinction between life and work, career and calling. Her visual essays have been exhibited at the Chicago Design Museum and have graced the pages of Print Magazine. Since 2005, her radio show Design Matters has been a beacon of creative culture through conversations with luminaries like Malcolm Gladwell, Milton Glaser, Lawrence Weiner, Neville Brody, Maira Kalman, and dozens more. In 2011, the show received the prestigious Cooper Hewitt National Design Award.

Show Dates: October 20 – December 15, 2013

Artist Lecture: Wednesday, Novermber 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
Daniel Recital Hall
Reception to follow in the Vandiver Gallery

>> More about Debbie Millman

Threshold of Perception: new paintings by Andy Gambrell

Abstract painting is not so different from classical music or jazz. Generally speaking, both artists and composers make arrangements of ingredients to provoke an aesthetic experience in viewers or listeners. This type of experience requires as much work from the viewer as from the artist. They must meet halfway between one expressing an experience of something profound yet non-verbal and one desiring to share in that experience. In other words, non-verbal art forms are not to be read. They are to be experienced.

Andy Gambrell is excited to be home and to be able to share his pictures with us here in Anderson. We invite you to meet him halfway.

Show Dates:
January 8 - February 7, 2014

Artist Lecture: Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 pm
Vandiver Gallery
Reception to follow also in the Vandiver Gallery

>> More about Andy Gambrell

The Little Things: Looking at Life from the Ground Up by Clay Bolt

My twin-passions in life have always been nature and art. Throughout the years, these same threads have continued to weave their way in and out of my life. However, in 2001, during a trip to Australia, I picked up my camera for the first time with serious intention, and this changed my path forever. A near-perfect synthesis of nature and art occurred in my mind, and the way forward became much clearer. If a person can truly have a 'calling,' I had found mine

Show Dates:
February 10 - March 28, 2014

Artist Lecture: Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 pm
Vandiver Gallery
Reception to follow

>> More about Clay Bolt

For More Information:
Kim Dick, Gallery Director

(864) 328-1819

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