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05.04.2022

Design portfolios get rousing ‘reception’ at college gallery

Family, friends and faculty poured into The Gallery at Penn College late Friday afternoon to view the design work of 11 graphic design seniors. Graphic Design 2022 shines a spotlight on the near-graduates’ four years of dedicated work and serves up a celebratory reception, complete with sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Brian A. Flynn, assistant professor of graphic design and department head of art and design, welcomed the crowd and offered congratulatory remarks, then turned the microphone over to the students, encouraging each to share a highlight of their learning. The graphic design student portfolio exhibition is marking its 15th year, having been hosted by the gallery since May 2008. The exhibit can be viewed on the third floor of The Madigan Library through Friday, May 6, and also online. In the gallery lobby, “Journey and Transformation: The Careers of David Stabley & Keith Vanderlin” can also be viewed through Friday. Hours and additional information are available on the gallery website.

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04.20.2022

Graphic Design 2022 spotlights talents of 11 seniors

The talents of 11 graphic design seniors at Pennsylvania College of Technology will be in the spotlight with “Graphic Design 2022,” the annual student portfolio exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College, April 26 through May 6.

A reception will be celebrated 4 to 6 p.m. (with remarks at 5 p.m.) on Friday, April 29, in the gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

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04.06.2022

Distant continent inspires artists closer to home

A cheerful woodland creature – complete with small birds, frogs and turtles – was crafted by Sydney M. Telesky, a human services & restorative justice student from Milton.
A cheerful woodland creature – complete with small birds, frogs and turtles – was crafted by Sydney M. Telesky, a human services & restorative justice student from Milton.
Library wall reflects cross-cultural exploration.
Library wall reflects cross-cultural exploration.
Four horns adorn this visually striking creation of Cameron E. Bracey, a construction management student from Minersville.
Four horns adorn this visually striking creation of Cameron E. Bracey, a construction management student from Minersville.
An array of artistic styles and expressions
An array of artistic styles and expressions
A close-up of a tusked mask by Samuel W. Zeigler, scheduled to graduate next month with a bachelor's in residential construction technology and management. Ziegler, of Palmyra, earned an associate degree in building construction technology in 2020.
A close-up of a tusked mask by Samuel W. Zeigler, scheduled to graduate next month with a bachelor’s in residential construction technology and management. Ziegler, of Palmyra, earned an associate degree in building construction technology in 2020.

Art abounds on campus, and the second floor of The Madigan Library is offering onlookers more to enjoy with a display of handcarved wood masks made this semester as part of Wood Sculpture (ART142) classes.

The masks are typically displayed in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of the library, however “Journey and Transformation: The Careers of David Stabley & Keith Vanderlin” is in that space through May 6, so the student masks have taken up residence on a second-floor wall.

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03.30.2022

Exhibit showcases students’ sustainable design work

An exhibition displaying the architectural design work of 20 seniors in the architecture and sustainable design major at Pennsylvania College of Technology will be on display April 8-15 in The Gallery at Penn College.

A reception for “Architecture & Sustainable Design: Senior Capstone Projects” will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. (with remarks at 5 p.m.) on Friday, April 8, in the gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Each graduating senior was tasked with the design and development of a significant building in an urban setting. Students will present design process drawings, 3D models and computer renderings depicting their individual design solutions.

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03.27.2022

A landmark retirement, in more ways than one – 50,000 more, in fact!

Marked by milestones, a reception in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College on Thursday night cast a unique net of celebrations. For starters, two revered Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty members marked their upcoming retirements with an exhibit of recent artwork, and with nearly 100 people flocking to the artists’ reception, the gallery commemorated its 50,000th visitor during the event. Guests also savored socializing and the return of light fare and refreshments served by the college’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant – a hallmark of gallery receptions that has not been possible since before the pandemic began more than two years ago. The sense of celebration was palpable.

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03.16.2022

‘Journey and Transformation’ shares work of two art faculty

“Journey and Transformation: The Careers of David Stabley & Keith Vanderlin” is on display in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College through May 6.

An artists’ reception is set for 4:30 to 6 p.m. (with a gallery talk at 5 p.m.) on Thursday, March 24, in the gallery lobby on the third floor of The Madigan Library at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The two talented and respected artists and Penn College educators are sharing examples of their work as a parting glimpse prior to their retirements at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Stabley, instructor of ceramics and wood sculpture, joined the faculty as an adjunct educator starting in the Spring 2009 semester and moved to full-time faculty in Fall 2011. Vanderlin, assistant professor of graphic design, has been a full-time faculty member since Fall 1989.

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03.07.2022

Gallery director talks ‘Golden Books’ in WVIA appearance

Penny Griffin Lutz, director of the Gallery at Penn College, recently discussed the “Golden Legacy: Original Art From 75 Years of Golden Books” exhibit in a conversation with Fiona Powell for WVIA Radio’s “Art Scene” with Erika Funke. Lutz walks listeners through the decade-by-decade structure of the gallery show, shares historical tidbits and notes that visitors can also see a replay of a Zoom talk with the exhibition’s curator, Leonard Marcus. “People are going to come along and they’re going to be able to relive their childhood or even relive their early years of parenting when these wonderful books were an absolute standby,” Powell says during the 15-minute interview. The exhibit runs through March 30 on the third floor of The Madigan Library and, while the gallery is closed during Spring Break (March 6-13), appointments are available by calling 570-320-2400, ext. 7973.

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02.10.2022

Illustrative gallery exhibit draws new generation

Sporting her “The Poky Little Puppy” T-shirt, Lutz leads the next generation of art enthusiasts through the gallery exhibition.
Sporting her “The Poky Little Puppy” T-shirt, Lutz leads the next generation of art enthusiasts through the gallery exhibition.
No trip to The Gallery at Penn College is complete without a peek out the large window that offers a glorious view of campus.
No trip to The Gallery at Penn College is complete without a peek out the large window that offers a glorious view of campus.

Appropriately enough, youngsters from the Dunham Children’s Learning Center enjoyed an educational adventure across Pennsylvania College of Technology’s campus to see the Little Golden Books exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College.

On Thursday morning, 3- and 4-year-olds from the “Bears” group received a private tour of “Golden Legacy: Original Art from 75 Years of Golden Books” with Gallery Director Penny Griffin Lutz. (Next week, 4- and 5-year-olds from the “Birds” group will take their turn.)

On display through March 30, the exhibit showcases 65 original illustrations from Little Golden Books published from 1942 to 2017.

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02.07.2022

Golden Books inspire memories, graphic design illustrations

Graphic design students at Pennsylvania College of Technology have taken inspiration from a Little Golden Books exhibition on campus in creating their own, modern versions of the classic children’s book illustrations.

Students enrolled in Illustration (ART340) classes were tasked with illustrating and designing a two-page spread from one of 33 Little Golden Books. In creating new versions of the illustrations, the students could utilize the computer, hand draw with color pencils or paint, or craft a 3D expression. The results of their efforts are exhibited on the first floor of The Madigan Library.

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02.01.2022

Video tour provides ‘closer look’ at Madigan Library

Tour Madigan Library with Lauryn A. Stauffer
Tour Madigan Library with Lauryn A. Stauffer

The Madigan Library, a fixture on the Penn College landscape since its Fall 2006 opening, is featured in a video produced by the ever-reliable Public Relations & Marketing team. Presidential Student Ambassador Lauryn A. Stauffer. of Bath, completing her bachelor’s degree in automation engineering technology: robotics and automation – your guide for a virtual tour released last July – again provides the on-screen talent and energy. “There’s so much more to see in this amazing space,” she says at the start of the seven-minute tour. “We just had to welcome you back for a closer look!” Join Stauffer for a trip through all three floors of the 104,000-square-foot facility … including the library’s impressive academic resources and services, The Gallery at Penn College, Bookmarks Café, the Wildcat Den, the Virtual Reality Studio, Archives and Special Collections, and The Center for Career Design. As the student leader says, “I think you will immediately understand why this building is one of our favorites.”

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01.19.2022

Newscast spotlights gallery’s ‘Golden’ opportunity

WBRE/WYOU visits galleryEyewitness News’ Jazzmyn Allen visited campus on Wednesday, encouraging viewers to delight in the latest offering by The Gallery at Penn College: “Golden Legacy: Original Art From 75 Years of Golden Books.” Her story debuted during the 5 p.m. newscast, noting the historic and family-friendly nature of decades’ worth of illustrations … and, befitting the college’s founding philosophy, the exhibit’s additional hands-on aspect. “We have books on display that children can pick up and read,” gallery director Penny Lutz said in Allen’s report on WBRE/WYOU and pahomepage.com. “We have benches everywhere, so people can really take their time and sit and look through the exhibit and the books.” The retrospective runs through March 30 on the third floor of Madigan Library.

 

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01.18.2022

Golden Books exhibition stirs nostalgia, appreciation

An exhibition of America’s beloved Little Golden Books opens Wednesday, Jan. 19, at The Gallery at Penn College and offers viewers a range of discoveries from exploring old favorites and appreciating their classic illustrations to learning about the publishing enterprise’s fascinating history.

“Golden Legacy: Original Art From 75 Years of Golden Books,” is on display through March 30 at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s gallery, located on the third floor of Madigan Library. Admission is free and open to the public.

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11.17.2021

As design class tours, gallery again proves curricular relevance

Industrial design students explore the colorful creations.
Industrial design students explore the colorful creations.
Ask (on right) engages Mary B. Herndon, a freshman from Williamsport, in discussion.
Ask (on right) engages Mary B. Herndon, a freshman from Williamsport, in discussion.
“Tech talks” range from an on old-school Underwood to current technology.
“Tech talks” range from an on old-school Underwood to current technology.
Topics to consider
Topics to consider
Lutz (far right) shares her insights with the class.
Lutz (far right) shares her insights with the class.

Product design was the object of exploration for industrial design students visiting The Gallery at Penn College on Wednesday afternoon. Thomas E. Ask, professor of industrial design, engaged his Introduction to Industrial Design (BIX110) class in an examination of “Tech Vanitas,” the photography exhibit on display through Tuesday on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library. Showcasing Brooklyn artist Jeanette May’s artwork alluding to historical paintings, product photography and advertising imagery, the show offers numerous avenues for educational and artistic analyses. “It brings a lot of nostalgia to viewers,” said Nolan R. Frederick, a freshman from Blossburg. “It’s an interesting way of recycling materials and showing off how times have changed.” Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director, gave students an overview of the gallery and a list of ideas to consider related to aesthetics, function and memory. The class visit was one of a number of times Penn College students have taken advantage of the gallery’s 2021-22 exhibitions, including a meet-and-greet with May last month. Hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. (The gallery is closed on Saturday.) Admission is free and open to the public. Prior to visiting, guests should view the college’s Continuity of Operations page for guidelines related to the pandemic.

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10.29.2021

An artful treat at gallery’s meet-and-greet

An array of technology is visible – including in the hands of Adam J. Miller, manager of instructional media production, who captures footage of the exhibit.
An array of technology is visible – including in the hands of Adam J. Miller, manager of instructional media production, who captures footage of the exhibit.
A group of engaged graphic design students oblige a photographer’s request at the exhibit’s title wall.
A group of engaged graphic design students oblige a photographer’s request at the exhibit’s title wall.
In front of a color-rich creation, May discusses her process.
In front of a color-rich creation, May discusses her process.

Graphic design students, as well as college and community members, enjoyed an intimate conversation Thursday night with artist Jeanette May in The Gallery at Penn College. As part of the reception for her “Tech Vanitas” exhibit, the Brooklyn, New York, photographer delivered a talk, sharing her inspirations and process, and answering questions on color and design. She also met post-talk with a group of graphic design students who further engaged her in questions and conversation.

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10.20.2021

Photography exhibit explores anxious array of technology

Large photographs in a rich color palette evoking classic 17th century Dutch still-life paintings offer an exploration into modern-day obsessions with technological gadgets in “Tech Vanitas,” on display in The Gallery at Penn College Oct. 21 through Nov. 23.

The solo exhibition of Jeanette May’s beautifully designed images includes a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m., in the gallery on the third floor of the Madigan Library at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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