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Weather Inhospitable, but Crowd Receptive for Gallery Opening

Thetford engages gallery visitors, offering insights into his creative process.

The Tennessee artist celebrates not only an exhibit opening, but his birthday, on July 9.

A summer crowd launches the new season in The Gallery at Penn College.

Layers of meaning can be found in the art of a former mental health counselor. Thetford’s piece, “Ignoring the Door,” comments on the entrapment that can follow man’s refusal to fully explore his surroundings.

Young and old alike say “Yes!” to colorful contemporary collages informed by the richness of the human psyche.

Despite torrential rains and a tornado watch, the show – namely the initial show in The Gallery at Penn College’s new season – must go on. “The Struggle to Evolve Before the End of Time,” a display of contemporary digital compositions by Daryl Thetford, opened with a public reception Thursday on the third floor of Madigan Library, continuing through Aug. 9. Summer hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday (closed Saturday and Monday). Regular hours resume Aug. 18.

Gallery Announces New Season of Artistic Engagement

The Gallery at Penn College is beginning its 2015-16 season.

The Gallery at Penn College announces its 2015-16 exhibition season, featuring innovative and talented artists working across a range of mediums.

The eight artists featured in the gallery’s new season hail from across the country and internationally. Their work explores internal questions, external societal issues, nature, the human body and more through fiber, collage, sculpture, pen on paper, photography, digital media and mixed-media drawings.

“The eight artists we are featuring this year are exceptional,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, manager of The Gallery at Penn College. “I believe visitors will be engaged with the contemporary art we have selected. I encourage our regular visitors and new visitors to stop by the gallery often to see what is new, and to attend the gallery talks in order to interact with our visiting artists.”

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Recent High School Graduate’s Artwork Featured in Gallery Lobby

Danny Smith, a 2015 graduate of Williamsport Area High School, stands in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College where his artwork is on display through June 26. Smith received an Artistic Excellence Award from the gallery.

Fine art by Danny Smith, a 2015 graduate of Williamsport Area High School, is on display in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College through June 26.

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Noble Works Express Devotion to Humanity

The artist, who says he's not interested in "pretty pictures" but in art that tells a story about humanity and how we should live, explains his creative process …

… to an attentive audience that was also treated to Smith's recitation of Tennyson's "Ulysses," the source of the exhibit's title.

The gallery's exhibition title wall welcomes visitors and offers poetic insight into the artist's intentions.

Bronze sculptures depicting beggars in Venice, Italy, tell stories of history and humanity.

The beauty of the gallery space is enhanced by the artistic offerings, light and shadows.

“Though much is taken, much abides …,” an exhibit of bronze sculptures and drawings by Ed Smith, a professor of art at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, opened Thursday in The Gallery at Penn College. Drawing on inspiration he uncovered on biennial art adventures in Venice, Italy, Smith devotes his “Beggars of Venice” series to illuminating the lives of the city’s most impoverished residents who he likens to mythic gods. Just as bronze figures have historically acknowledged great men or deeds, his figures strive to offer a glimpse into what is often overlooked, yet still noble. During the opening, Smith, a Guggenheim Fellow in sculpture and drawing and an associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, read the renowned poem, “Ulysses,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson – the source of his exhibit’s title. He also mentioned how impressed he was with the college’s embrace of humanism’s concepts, which include a belief in people’s potential and an emphasis on rational problem-solving. Gallery patrons can view Smith’s work through June 26; summer hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays (closed Saturdays and Mondays).

Mythic Sculptures, Drawings Exhibited at Penn College

Two of Ed Smith's bronze sculptures: "Hercules with Club" (left), and "Beggar," bronze, 15" high.

A world-renowned sculptor and artist will exhibit his bronze sculptures and drawings in “Though much is taken, much abides …,” running May 28 through June 26 at The Gallery at Penn College.

Ed Smith, a Guggenheim Fellow in sculpture and drawing, and an associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, will be on hand for a Meet the Artist Reception set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, featuring a 5:30 p.m. gallery talk. The reception and exhibit are open to the public and free of charge.

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Graphic Design Showcase Ends at Mid-Month

Morgan T. Jennings, of Canton, shows off his work to a classmate.

"Design: 2015" open through May 15 – the eve of spring commencement.

Lora A. Bacharach, of Williamsport, in front of her work

A folding, space-themed booklet made by Ashley N. Smith, of Saylorsburg

Design: 2015,” the annual student portfolio exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College, continues through May 15. Featuring the faculty-chosen work of 14 graphic design students, the show opened with a public reception Friday evening. Summer hours are in effect at the gallery, on the third floor of Madigan Library: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday (closed Saturday and Monday).
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer

Graphic Design Portfolios to Be Showcased at Penn College Gallery

Design students' portfolios on display in college gallery

Fourteen graphic design students at Pennsylvania College of Technology will exhibit their work as part of “Design: 2015,” the annual student portfolio exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College.

A public reception for the exhibit’s opening will be held Friday, May 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery, located on the third floor of the Madigan Library. The design work will be on display through May 15.

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Unexpected Nature Portraits Are Focus of Next Gallery Exhibit

Photographer Robin Germany's image "Holly Lake: Buds" is part of a series of visuals captured by using a high dynamic range camera secured in underwater housing.

Intimate and unexpected portraits of nature will fill The Gallery at Penn College for its next exhibit, “Sim-Biotic,” running March 17 through April 23.

Spotlighting the works of photographer Robin Germany, the exhibition brings together three bodies of work representing the Texas artist’s investigations of the natural world as it reflects and deflects its human neighbors.

Through the lens of philosophy, Germany makes photographs that inquire into the nature of being human and the humanness of nature. “Surface Tension,” “A Difficult Nature” and “On The Brink” are the series offering a view of nature inextricably intertwined with humans and laden with implications for the future. Germany’s works are achieved through a variety of photographic equipment including a high dynamic range camera secured in underwater housing and a 120-pinhole camera.

A meet-the-artist reception is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, featuring a 5:30 p.m. gallery talk. The reception and exhibit are open to the public and free of charge.

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Penn College Student’s Aerial Images on Display in Gallery Lobby

An exhibit of aerial images taken by student Maxwell A. Davert, of Greene, Rhode Island, is on display through April 23 at The Gallery at Penn College.

Aerial images captured by Pennsylvania College of Technology student Maxwell A. Davert are on display in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of the Madigan Library, through April 23.

Davert, a senior in building science and sustainable design from Greene, Rhode Island, has gathered numerous still and video images using a quadcopter with an integrated, high-definition camera. The collection of images on display includes eight color photographs of the Penn College campus and 10 videos, offered via two television screens. The videos feature the campus, local area and other venues, including natural sites in Davert’s home state.

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Grab a Dose of Spring Before Exhibit Closes

A child's wonder takes root in a blanket of sunshine yellow.

A captivated mind asks, "How DOES that garden grow?"

Mother-daughter smiles that could warm the harshest winter

For the second time since the exhibit opened in mid-January, Jessica A. Justice, a 2008 nursing alumna, brought her 4-month-old daughter, Piper, for a visit to “Line: Drawn and Stitched” at The Gallery at Penn College. Showcasing intricate thread installations by Toronto artist Amanda McCavour, the show closes Thursday. Located on the third floor of the Madigan Library, the exhibit can be enjoyed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 2-7 p.m. Thursday. Justice, a Williamsport resident, is an obstetrics nurse at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg.

Hands-On Campus Workshop Supplements Gallery Exhibition

Amanda McCavour (seated) provides artistic assistance to workshop participant Sally Ickes, of Danville.

A recent talk and “meet the artist” reception showcased the work of Amanda McCavour, a Toronto-based textile artist whose wall pieces and installations are on exhibit in The Gallery at Penn College through March 5. McCavour also led an extensive workshop in the Thompson Professional Development Center on the day following her Jan. 29 appearance, allowing her students to expressively experiment with machine and hand embroidery. Located on the third floor of Madigan Library, the gallery is open from 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Gallery Begins New Year With Textile Artist’s Thread Illustrations

"Living Room," thread, 10' x 10' x 10'

Explorations in intricacy grace The Gallery at Penn College for its New Year exhibit, “Line: Drawn and Stitched,” running Jan. 13 through March 5.

Showcasing thread illustrations by Toronto-based textile artist Amanda McCavour, the exhibit of both 2-D wall pieces and 3-D installations explores connections to home, the fibers of the body and more formal considerations of thread’s accumulative presence.

A Meet the Artist reception is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, featuring a 5:30 p.m. gallery talk. The reception and exhibit are open to the public and free of charge. (Photo gallery)

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Gallery Announces People’s Choice Winner for ‘100 Works’

Ronni N. Warner, winner of the People's Choice award for "100 Works! - The Centennial Exhibit," stands next to her winning entry, "Past, Present, Future," a blend of three digital photographs, in The Gallery at Penn College.

The creative work of a Pennsylvania College of Technology student captured the People’s Choice award at the close of “100 Works! – The Centennial Exhibit” at The Gallery at Penn College.

Ronni N. Warner, a junior enrolled in pre-applied health studies, won the honor for her work, “Traveling Through Amelia,” a black-and-white print relating to the exhibit’s “Past, Present, Future” theme.

“This photo, which is actually a blend of three digital photos, reminds me of the theme because I can see the past in the sand and the shells, the present by the footprints imprinted on the sand, and the future in the tree reaching toward the light in the sky,” said Warner, a resident of Muncy and native of Bellefonte. “The blend of the photos reminds me of life as a process, and that process includes all of the elements of this theme.”

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Gallery Crowd Welcomes Artist; Exhibit Runs Through Dec. 14

A patron studies "Salt of the Earth."

The artist offers an evening gallery talk.

"Min and Bill" are among the showcased characters in Campbell's rich tableaux.

Contemplation of "Lamentation"

Attendees view the exhibit from near and far.

A reception and artist’s talk were held Thursday at The Gallery at Penn College, which is hosting an exhibit of fascinating and colorful oil paintings by Jennifer R.A. Campbell through Dec. 14. “Lotus Eaters” can be viewed on the third floor of Madigan Library during regular gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The gallery is closed Mondays and Saturdays – and from Nov. 26-30 for the Thanksgiving Break.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer

Gallery at Penn College Exhibits Colorful Spectacle in Oil Paintings

"Roman Holiday," diptych, 2013, oil on canvas, 50" x 80", by Jennifer R. A. Campbell

Oil paintings exploring “a colorful spectacle of a ridiculous world” are in the spotlight for the next exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library.

“Lotus Eaters,” showcasing works by painter Jennifer R.A. Campbell, explores the meeting point of theater and painting in a collection of elaborately staged tableaux that depict enigmatic episodes in the ongoing drama of contemporary life. The exhibit runs Nov. 14 through Dec.14. A Meet the Artist reception is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, featuring a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m.

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