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Artwork of Patrick Murphy Shown at Gallery

Patrick Murphy's work, 'Pete,' 2004, oil on linen.The Gallery at Penn College on the main campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology will host the artwork of faculty member Patrick Murphy from Dec. 2-17.

An opening reception for the exhibit, “Recent Works,” will take place Thursday, Dec. 2, from 3:30 to 6 p.m., with an artist’s talk scheduled at 4 p.m. Murphy will discuss the process behind the exhibited artwork and use slides to offer a brief history of his previous works and influences. Both the reception and the talk are free and open to the public.

After the opening, viewing hours for the show will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m., or by appointment. The Gallery will host additional viewing hours Friday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., in conjunction with Williamsport’s First Friday event. The Gallery at Penn College is in Room 202 of the Bush Campus Center.

Murphy is an associate professor of art at Penn College, where he has taught for 25 years and earned the College’s highest academic recognition for faculty members, the Master Teacher Award, in 1989.

He said the exhibit features works produced over a two-year period that included a semester’s sabbatical. Much of the work focuses on portraits in painting, drawing and sculpture. Other works include still-life paintings concentrating on subtle variations of subject and composition.

Murphy earned a master’s degree from Parsons School of Design/Bank Street College of Education in New York City, and a bachelor’s degree from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. He served as an adjunct faculty member at Luzerne County Community College and worked as a freelance illustrator and technical illustrator for 10 years.

His work has been shown in exhibits across the United States, as well as in Paris. He has also been a guest lecturer at several universities, and he has drawings and paintings in public and private collections.

For more information about the Murphy show at The Gallery at Penn College, call (570) 326-3761, ext. 7973, or send e-mail to the gallery .

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