MVNU welcomes Hendrixson as new faculty member
July 18, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio --Artist Andrew Hendrixson will join the faculty of Mount Vernon Nazarene University's art department in August 2011. Hendrixson, an MVNU graduate, will also be featured in two prestigious galleries this summer: the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, and the First Street Gallery in the Chelsea area of New York City.
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The Manifest Gallery offers an opportunity for a selection of recent graduate students from across the country to show their work in the annual "Master Pieces" show. According to the gallery's Web site, the exhibit's goal is to "select works that in the truest sense of the word are contemporary masterpieces, works that set the standard of quality that the artist is expected to maintain throughout his or her professional career." Each year, the featured artists and their works are published in a full-color catalogue, which are sold throughout the Cincinnati area and online. Hendrixson's work will be on display from July 8 until August 5.
First Street Gallery in New York City is hosting a juried show featuring artists, including Hendrixson, that have been hand-picked by curator Susanna Coffey. This highly esteemed exhibition will have an opening ceremony on July 21 and run through August. The Chelsea district of New York City, home to the First Street Gallery, is known worldwide for a number of outstanding galleries. "I am thrilled to be included in these shows and am conscious that my time at the University of Florida and MVNU greatly informs what I do and who I am, aesthetically and philosophically."”
In 2008, Hendrixson received a bachelor’s degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Fine Arts. In August, he will receive an M.F.A in drawing and painting from the University of Florida. Since 2009 Hendrixson has taught courses including Perceptual Drawing
, Figure Drawing
, and Painting: Investigations in Color Theory
in the University of Florida’s School of Art. In addition to the current shows, he has also exhibited in many Florida galleries including the University Gallery, the Bellamy Gallery, FAD Space, and Gallery 187 among others. In May, Hendrixson was featured in College Magazine's
“Best of the Best,” which included five artists from across the country; and he will participate with Enrique Martinez Celaya and Daniel Siedell at the Whale and Star Summer Workshop in Miami in August.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. U.S. News & World Report ranks MVNU in the top 50 Regional Colleges (Midwest) for the seventh year in a row. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and eight additional satellite Graduate and Professional Studies sites throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,600 students from 26 states and seven countries/U.S. territories.