INDY 500

INDY 500… and beyond!

Phillips Exeter Academy Student Art Show

May 5 – June 4, 2017

Reception: Thursday, May 25, 5-7:30pm

Special Preview Hours:
May 5 – 24, 2017
Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-5, Fridays 9-5, Saturdays 10-4

Regular Gallery Hours:
May 25 – June 4, 2017
Tuesday – Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-4
Special graduation hours on Sunday, June 4th, 11:30 am-3:30 pm

Investigation, research, and drive: INDY 500 is the result of a period of highly focused artmaking where Exeter students in ART 500 and ART 999 take on an in-depth exploration of art materials and themes. This exhibition will include a wide variety of work, from intricate ceramic sculptures and large-scale paintings to whimsical fashion designs and stop-motion animations. Exeter art instructors, who have followed the same guidelines as the students in these advanced courses, will also have work on view. Through experimentation, critique, research, visiting artists, and deep time in the art studio, INDY 500 showcases the dynamic results of an immersive creative process.


A note about our special preview hours:

This exhibition will be open in installments. May 5-24 will feature Fall term work. Spring term work will be on view starting May 25. Stop by during preview hours to see the installation unfold in front of your eyes, and return in late May to see the entire gallery filled to the brim with art!

Art at Exeter:

The Art Department at Phillips Exeter Academy provides exciting, professional and rigorous studio experience that explores a variety of art mediums in state-of-the-art studios in the Frederick R. Mayer Art Center. Studio courses emphasize a strong blend of technical skills and creative analysis that fosters teamwork, stylistic growth and visual communication.




About Art 500 and Art 999 Courses

Art 500: Advanced Studio Projects: Portfolio + Process provides experienced students a rich opportunity to pursue the successful completion of a professional portfolio of artwork.  Students focus on a particular art medium and create multiple works that explore a concept or idea. Under the guidance of the instructor, students set qualitative and quantitative goals for the term in their chosen studio concentration. 


Art 999: Independent Study in Art is a specialized Art Department studio course that allows the opportunity for unique and individualized growth in the artistic process. This course is only offered to highly qualified students who seek to study beyond Exeter’s art curricular offerings and is taught at the college level. Students must apply to be enrolled in this competitive course due to its level of intensity and demonstrated investment in studio coursework at Exeter.  
Read more about Exeter’s art courses.

Visit our Flickr page to see photos from the INDY 500 exhibition and events.

(Image credits: Top right: Grace Williams ’17, Modern Armor, Ceramic and metal chain. Top left: Olivia Liponis ’17, American Captain, Graphite and colored pencils on paper. Right: Rachel Luo ’17, Two to One Series: Oakley, Digital photo on panel. Bottom left: Nora Epler ’17, Shopping Series: Celestial, Acrylic on fabric jackets.)

Lamont Gallery, INDY 500, Nora Epler, Shopping Series  













Lamont Gallery programs are supported in part by the Michael C. Rockefeller ’56 Visiting Artists Fund.

Lamont Gallery, Frederick R. Mayer Art Center, Phillips Exeter Academy
20 Main Street, Exeter NH, 03833
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