Last updated January 20, 2017 | Posted in Events, Gallery | Leave a comment
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Gallery Exhibit Suffused With Cross-Cultural Insight
An engaged and attentive audience gathered in The Gallery at Penn College on Thursday evening for a Meet the Artist reception featuring Zahra Nazari and her exhibit “Transformation.” Nazari shared stories of her childhood growing up in Iran and her explorations as an artist living in America. Based in Manhattan, Nazari’s creative work is flourishing via numerous awards, grants and fellowships. A fan of architecture, she draws inspiration for her paintings from New York City’s modern designs and blends those sensibilities with the ancient structures of her homeland. Cultural change, shifting environments and the energy inherent in cities fold into her abstract pieces. “Transformation” is on display through March 2 and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; and 1-4 p.m. Sundays (closed Mondays and Saturdays).
‘Transformation’ Opens New Year at Penn College Gallery
An inspired blend of ancient Iranian culture and modern Manhattan architecture, “Transformation” opens 2017 in The Gallery at Penn College. Running from Jan. 12 through March 2, the exhibit showcases works by Zahra Nazari, a native of Iran who resides and works in New York City.
A Meet the Artist Reception is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, featuring an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. The reception and exhibit are open to the public and free of charge.
Last updated January 18, 2017 | Posted in Events, Gallery | Leave a comment
Curator’s Tour Closes Fiber Arts Exhibit
A curator’s tour of the popular “Connected by Stitch” exhibit is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in The Gallery at Penn College.
Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.
“Connected by Stitch,” a juried exhibition showcasing a wide range of 2-D and 3-D fiber art, opened on Oct. 22 and is set to close Thursday, Dec. 8.
The curator’s tour will be led by Meredith Eachus Armstrong and intends to be an insightful survey of the artwork, the exhibiting artists, the curation process and an overview of contemporary quilt-making techniques utilized by artists in the show.
Last updated December 6, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery | Leave a comment
Student Ceramics Exhibit, Mug Auction Announced
A ceramics exhibit by four students and one faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology – “4+1=Five Hands in Clay” – will be offered Dec. 1-8 in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College. The exhibit will also feature an auction of 10 clay mugs on display from Nov. 29 through Dec. 8.
An opening reception is set for Thursday, Dec. 1, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.
Last updated November 28, 2016 | Posted in Events, Faculty & Staff, Gallery, Students | Leave a comment
Gallery at Penn College Announces ‘People’s Choice’ Winner
Artist Amanda McCavour’s large-scale embroidery installation titled “Accumulate” has been named the winner of the People’s Choice award from the “Take Ten” exhibition held at The Gallery at Penn College this fall.
The Toronto-based artist will receive a $500 cash prize.
A special 10th-anniversary exhibition, “Take Ten” featured works from 25 past exhibiting artists representing each of the gallery’s 10 years. For the six and a half weeks of the exhibit, visitors were encouraged to vote for their favorite work of art on a computer stationed in the gallery.
“Visitors were impressed by the variety of media and the high quality of the work created by the 25 artists included in the Take Ten exhibition,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. ”We were pleased with the number of visitors that attended the show and celebrated this milestone with us.”
Last updated November 16, 2016 | Posted in Gallery, General Information | Leave a comment
Exhibit of Fiber-Based Artwork Opens in College Gallery
The commonwealth’s first regional juried exhibit of work by Studio Art Quilt Associates, is on display in The Gallery at Penn College. A showcase of two- and three-dimensional fiber art, “Connected by Stitch” officially opened with a reception Saturday afternoon. The exhibit will run through Dec. 8 during regular 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 will be closed Nov. 23-27.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated October 24, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery | Leave a comment
Fiber Artists are ‘Connected by Stitch’ at Penn College Exhibit
The first Pennsylvania regional juried show by the international Studio Art Quilt Associates will take place Oct. 22 through Dec. 8 at The Gallery at Penn College.
Titled “Connected by Stitch,” the exhibit includes fiber-based artwork by 35 artists who are all current Pennsylvania members of SAQA and those that have chosen Pennsylvania as their second region. They were invited to submit work for this exhibition.
An opening reception is set for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, featuring a 3 p.m. gallery talk. The reception and exhibit are open to the public and free of charge. The gallery is on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library.
Last updated October 17, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery | Leave a comment
Retrospective Exhibit Marks Gallery’s First Decade
Artists and art lovers convened in The Gallery at Penn College on Tuesday evening for the opening reception of “Take Ten,” a special 10th-anniversary exhibition celebrating the venue’s commitment to contemporary art. Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director, welcomed the crowd and offered appreciation to the many staff, faculty, students, community members and artists who have championed and supported the gallery and its artistic efforts since its opening in 2006. “Our students are so fortunate to be able to walk through every building on our campus and see original works of art, fortunate to have a gallery to visit either alone or with a class to see changing exhibits, and fortunate to know that the arts are an important part their education,” Lutz said. Featuring new works from 25 past exhibiting artists representing each of the gallery’s 10 years, “Take Ten” runs through Oct. 9.
Last updated August 31, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery | This gallery contains 24 photos. | Leave a comment
Gallery Receives Private Grant for 10th Anniversary Catalog
In support of a catalog documenting its 10th anniversary celebration, The Gallery at Penn College has received a $5,250 grant from a private foundation based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation awarded funding to support the gallery’s “Take Ten” catalog, created as part of the special anniversary exhibition running through Oct. 9.
The foundation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of contemporary visual art, primarily through the support of catalogs and other publications produced by organizations outside the nation’s cultural centers that document exhibitions of work by emerging or under-recognized artists.
Last updated August 29, 2016 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Gallery, General Information, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | Leave a comment
Gallery Celebrates 10 Years of Contemporary Art
Celebrating a decade of exhibiting contemporary art, The Gallery at Penn College is staging a special anniversary exhibition titled “Take Ten,” showcasing the works of 25 past exhibiting artists.
“Take Ten” runs Aug. 25 through Oct. 9, with an opening reception set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30. A number of the exhibiting artists will be on hand for the special event.
Works featured in “Take Ten” include a range of media: ceramics, digital media, fiber art, installation, mixed media, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
Last updated August 18, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery |
Receptive Gallery Crowd Greets City Native’s Return
The Gallery at Penn College hosted a homecoming for a Williamsport native-turned-San Francisco artist Thursday evening. Michelle Ramin and her artwork drew a large crowd of the artist’s family, friends and fans – as well as other gallery-goers – for the opening of “The Sky’s (Not) The Limit,” a collection of oil paintings, watercolors and colored-pencil pieces. During her gallery talk, Ramin led her guests on a literal and artistic tour of her works from early pencil pieces that could take up to six months to create to her more recent oil paintings, a medium she said affords more brisk movement across the canvas. The artist discussed how her creations often reveal hidden metaphors with masks, from literal balaclavas to cellphone screens that give users a barrier from reality and interactions with others. The show, the first exhibit of the 2016-17 academic year, runs through Aug. 14. The gallery’s summer hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is closed Saturdays and Mondays.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated July 15, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery |
City Native Travels From San Francisco to Exhibit at Penn College
A woman who grew up in Williamsport and credits early mentors with stirring her creativity and curiosity, is returning “home” to exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College.
Michelle Ramin, an artist who lives and teaches in San Francisco, will begin the gallery’s 2016-17 exhibit season with her show, “The Sky’s (Not) The Limit,” a collection of oil paintings, watercolors and colored-pencil pieces.
Ramin’s exhibit opens on Thursday, July 14, with a Meet the Artist Reception set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., featuring an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. The show runs through Aug. 14. The reception and exhibit are open to the public and free of charge.
Last updated July 4, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery |
WAHS Student Honored by Penn College Gallery
Fine art by Abigail DeBloois, a student at Williamsport Area High School, is on display in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College through June 30.
DeBloois received an Artistic Excellence Award from The Gallery at Penn College. The honor recognizes outstanding artistic talent and achievement in the visual arts and is given to a student who demonstrates skill in his or her selected medium and knowledge of the artistic process. The award includes a gift certificate to The College Store and an opportunity to exhibit artwork in the gallery lobby.
DeBloois’ featured artworks are portraits created in a variety of media. The student exhibit coincides with an exhibition of acrylic glass art by Margaret Smithers-Crump, a Houston artist.
Last updated June 7, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery, General Information |
Magical Creations Express Nature’s Fragility
An artist’s “lifelong love affair with water – our most precious resource” is seen in the fragile-looking forms flowing throughout The Gallery at Penn College’s exhibit, “Full Circle.” Tuesday night’s opening featured a talk by artist Margaret Smithers-Crump, who led visitors on a voyage through her life inspirations and artistic processes. Smithers-Crump grew up on an island in Lake Muskoka in Ontario, Canada, and now resides in Houston. Her “magical creations” utilizing Plexiglas are designed to imply “fragility” and stir awe, as well as ecological concern for and commitment to our natural environments. “Full Circle” runs through June 30. The gallery’s summer hours are 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 1-4 p.m. On Sundays. The gallery is closed on Saturdays and Mondays.
First and third photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated May 25, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery |
Acrylic Art Explores Strength, Fragility at Gallery at Penn College
The Gallery at Penn College closes its 2015-16 academic exhibit year with “Full Circle,” a showcase of intricate acrylic glass art by Margaret Smithers-Crump, a Canadian artist based in Houston.
“Full Circle” opens on Tuesday, May 24, with a Meet the Artist Reception set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., featuring a talk by the artist at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through June 30. The reception and exhibit are open to the public and free of charge.
Last updated May 16, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery |