ACU DOWNTOWN GALLERY
The Cockerell Gallery is located downtown Abilene at 1133 N, 2nd St. This gallery is used for student, faculty and contemporary artists exhibits. Information on different shows in this gallery is sent out to students in the Art & Design newsletter. Usually a new exhibit will open on the 2nd Thursday of the month at ArtWalk. Receptions in the gallery will begin at 5 p.m. The ACU Downtown Gallery is open in the afternoons on Wednesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
SHORE ART GALLERY
The Shore Art Gallery is located directly adjacent to the main office in the Don Morris Center. We use the gallery as an educational tool—the space is used for student exhibitions and shows by contemporary artists inside and outside the ACU community. Every semester, the gallery is host to 3 or 4 shows, usually opening with a reception and often with a brief lecture by the featured artist(s). Senior shows are a feature of the schedule in fall and spring semesters; these shows are required of all graduating art/design majors and are adjudicated by the department’s faculty. Students showing work in the gallery are responsible not only for the costs of providing reception refreshments, but also for the presentation of their exhibited work, and are supervised by the gallery coordinator and director.
DISPLAY CASES & CENTENNIAL GALLERY
The Art & Design department has a number of display cases located throughout the north wing of the Don Morris Center. These are used for exhibiting student work; if you wish, you may request space in the display cases for a month-long “mini exhibition” of your work. Inquire in the main office. Faculty are given responsibility for individual cases so we would be happy to work with you if space is available.
FATTED CAFÉ, LIBRARY COMMONS, & GAY BARTON GALLERY
Beyond the Don Morris Center , there are additional exhibition spaces on campus that you may wish to investigate for potential showings of your work. The Fatted Café, located in the College of Biblical Studies Building, is a ‘funky’ coffee bar that not only serves refreshments but displays art as well. The available space for hanging works is not dauntingly large and the spot-lit walls could provide just the right setting for a showing of ten or so art pieces. Professor Broderick and/or Professor Maxwell should be contacted if you are interested in exhibiting in this space this academic year. The Brown Library welcomes our department to show art work in the commons area and the Gay Barton Gallery. The spaces are large and receives a lot of traffic as the library is, naturally, one of the most visited buildings on campus. If interested in showing your work, either individually or as a group, contact Professor Green or Professor Wiggins.
WPAC SCULPTURE GARDEN
The Williams Performing Arts Center features a sculpture garden just to the north of the building. It is only just being supplied with works by interested faculty and students. This could be a great opportunity for a talented sculpture student to not only have his or her work in the collection of ACU, but also showcased at one of the most visible areas of campus. To top it all off, you may get your materials provided free. Talk to Professor Maxwell or Broderick for details and proposal information.