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Artists’ tour ties up exhibition’s limitless threads

This summer, hundreds of visitors took advantage of an outstanding display of fiber-based artwork at The Gallery at Penn College. From June 1 through July 22, “Textiles in Translation” inspired a range of engagement and interaction, in keeping with the gallery’s goal of promoting art appreciation and serving as a cultural asset to the community.

An artists’ tour closed the exhibition and featured 18 artists sharing insights into their works and creative processes.

“Over 70 people enjoyed the opportunity to meet the artists, ask questions, and learn more about the artists and the work on display during the artists’ tour last week,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. “I am so thankful to the 18 artists who were able to attend the event and speak about their work. This was the perfect end to this spectacular exhibition.”

Artists who participated in the closing event: Meredith Eachus Armstrong, of Danville; Margaret Black, of Boswell; Marni Bowen, of Fleetwood; Libby Cerullo, of Elverson; Jean Downing, of Bloomsburg; M. Camille Eaton Romig, of Barto; Susan Ball Faeder, of Lewisburg; Andrea Finch, of Chambersburg; Dorothy Gerring, of Montoursville; Stacy Hortner, of Allentown; Susan Leonard, of Wynnewood; Sara Mika, of Catawissa; Sue Reno, of Bethel Park; Michael Ross, of New Hope; Cecilia Rusnak, of Centre Hall; Kim Svoboda, of New York, New York; Paula Swett, of Lewisburg; and Sharon Wall, of Altoona.

“Textiles in Translation” showcased 41 works by 35 Pennsylvania regional members of Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Among the gatherings that took place during the course of the exhibition were two artists’ roundtable discussions and an experiential visit by youngsters from the college’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center.

Although the exhibition has now closed, it can still be viewed online. A catalog featuring artwork and artist biographies is also offered as an online resource.

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor




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