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Online exhibit highlights globally inspired architectural designs

Architecture and Sustainable Design

A restaurant in Argentina, an aquarium in Ireland and a resort in Singapore are just a few of the awe-inspiring architectural design concepts created by Pennsylvania College of Technology students and available for viewing in an online exhibit titled “Architecture & Sustainable Design.”

The virtual display opened Dec. 4 on the website of The Gallery at Penn College and showcases the talents of 15 seniors in the college’s Bachelor of Science degree major in architecture and sustainable design: John H. Bernbaum, Waynesboro; Collin J. Egelhoff, Loganton; David B. Fischetti, Mechanicsburg; Stephanie A. Flick, Wind Gap; Kristina M. Holland, Mechanicsburg; Taylor J. Hurst, Etters; Liam W. Jones, Reading; Chad M. Karper, Hummelstown; Olivia Kleman, Shamokin; Austin J. Kohl, Pittsburgh; Damon T. Liuzzo, Carbondale; Keegan B. Mack, Kingsley; Drew P. Miller, Williamsport; Donald J. Reisch, Lititz; and Dylan T. Spanier, Dillsburg.

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December 7, 2020
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Campus community invited to gallery exhibit

QR codes offering audio files by the artist are a new feature in the exhibition space.
QR codes offering audio files by the artist are a new feature in the exhibition space.
Haviland's prints mimic waves on the gallery floor.
Haviland’s prints mimic waves on the gallery floor.

Students and employees of Pennsylvania College of Technology are invited to visit The Gallery at Penn College to view the current exhibit: Melissa Haviland’s “You can’t take it with you …

The free exhibit can be viewed through Dec. 3 on Mondays, from 2 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery, on the third floor of Madigan Library. As with all other campus locations, masks and social distancing are required.

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November 4, 2020
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Virtual exhibit offers audio explorations by artist

The Gallery at Penn College is offering Melissa Haviland’s “You can’t take it with you …” as a virtual exhibit online. The gallery is temporarily closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although The Gallery at Penn College is temporarily closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has adapted by offering virtual exhibits to enjoy online.

Artist Melissa Haviland’s “You can’t take it with you …” exhibit can be viewed on the gallery’s website and includes audio clips by the artist.

“In addition to creating new work for this show, Melissa Haviland recorded audio descriptions for her five installations, so all visitors could have a fuller experience and understanding of the artwork,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. “While our artist-in-residence program has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a place to view, listen and learn in the virtual sphere that we hope our audience will enjoy.”

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October 23, 2020
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Students, employees invited to view WWII comics in college gallery

Among the artwork on display through Oct. 2 at The Gallery at Penn College is this Captain Marvel Adventures comic book cover from 1942.

Pennsylvania College of Technology students and employees are invited to The Gallery at Penn College to view “Victory for a Dime: The Fighting Comic Books of the Second World War.”

The free exhibit can be viewed through Oct. 2 on Mondays 2 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery, located on the third floor of Madigan Library.

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September 2, 2020
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Online architecture exhibit showcases students’ talents

Architecture and Sustainable Design

Celebrating the talents of graduating seniors, Architecture & Sustainable Design 2020 is viewable on The Gallery at Penn College’s webpage.

The online exhibit showcases the work of students earning Bachelor of Science degrees in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s building science and sustainable design major.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a May 14 opening reception was planned for the exhibit in The Gallery at Penn College; however, a shift from the physical space to an online showing was required.

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May 14, 2020
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Graphic Design 2020 exhibit moves online for first time

Graphic Design 2020

In keeping with other creative adjustments being made during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania College of Technology’s annual graphic design student exhibit has moved online for the first time in its 12-year history.

Graphic Design 2020 showcases the portfolio work of 17 seniors: Charles A. Blake, West Chester; Andrew Caccese, Reading; Seifeldien A. Elerman, Dover; Adam Foelker, Myerstown; Kennedy L. Englert, Williamsport; Zoey J. Graybill, McAlisterville; Gavin E. Hain, Myerstown; Emily N. Latshaw, Danville; Meredith A. Long, Trevorton; Anthony M. Niemeyer, Red Lion; Ali D. Petrizzi, Langhorne; Madison P. Shrout, Petersburg; Justine A. Stage, Montoursville; Jessica L. Stanford, Marion Center; Hunter L. Tompkins, Richfield; Shaina T. Vanderveer, Monroeton; and David A. Walker Jr., Waynesboro.

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May 5, 2020
Events Gallery

Delicate and delightful, mixed-media exhibit beckons gallery patrons

A large gallery crowd gathers to listen to the artist’s talk.
A large gallery crowd gathers to listen to the artist’s talk.
Backdropped by one of her hand-cut creations, Nguyen shares her process.
Backdropped by one of her hand-cut creations, Nguyen shares her process.
Peeking from behind the main work, the shadow of a mythological, horned jackrabbit delights on teal-colored paper.
Peeking from behind the main work, the shadow of a mythological, horned jackrabbit delights on teal-colored paper.
Hand-cut “ginkgo leaves” spill out from the base of one of the artist’s lace-like works.
Hand-cut “ginkgo leaves” spill out from the base of one of the artist’s lace-like works.
The exhibit title on gallery glass invites artistic exploration.
The exhibit title on gallery glass invites artistic exploration.

Exquisite, intricate beauty greeted a large crowd of college and community members on Thursday evening at the reception for the first exhibit of 2020 in The Gallery at Penn College. “Gathering the Names,” showcasing work by Missouri artist Sarah Nguyen, offers a delicate dance of hand-cut compositions playing with light and shadow, memory and myth, fable and folklore. Nguyen delivered a talk, sharing her inspirations from Japanese scroll art to French cave paintings, detailing her techniques and answering questions from curious gallery guests. “Gathering the Names” is on display through Feb. 28. The gallery, on the third floor of Madigan Library, is open from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Photos by Tim Wegman, student photographer

January 24, 2020
Events Gallery

‘Gathering the Names’ exhibit features intricate cut-fiber panels

“Ginkgo Message” is a hand-cut fiber panel measuring 144 inches by 33 inches.

Gathering the Names” is the first exhibit of 2020 at The Gallery at Penn College, located on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library.

Showcasing works by multimedia artist Sarah Nguyen, who uses folklore as a source of artistic inspiration, the exhibit runs Jan. 14 through Feb. 28. A reception is set for Thursday, Jan. 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

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January 13, 2020
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Gallery artist-in-residence bridges tradition, technology during workshops

Repko interacts with students during a “Bridging the Gaps” workshop, where participants built bridges representing the past, present and future as they relate to the artist’s work.

“Jeff Repko was the ideal choice for our first artist-in-residence in the ‘Material Matters’ series as his work combines traditional materials with digital fabrication methods,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, director of The Gallery at Penn College. In addition to a public reception for his exhibit, “In Proximity,” Repko’s five-day residency (Nov. 5-9) featured workshops in the gallery and The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College. “His artistic vision was a perfect fit for Penn College’s community of makers,” Lutz added. “He took advantage of the equipment in the makerspace to begin a new sculpture, and he enjoyed the one-on-one time he spent with students, educators and the public during hands-on workshops. Jeff felt so welcomed by our campus community!” “In Proximity” is on display through Dec. 11 in The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of Madigan Library. Hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is closed Mondays and Saturdays and will be closed Nov. 27-Dec. 1. The “Material Matters: Past, Present, Future” series will include two additional short-term artist residencies over the next two years and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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College gallery shines as one of Penn State’s ‘Hidden Gems’

This 2015 exhibit blending medical technology and fiber art, titled “A View Within,” is just one example of the gallery’s displays correlating to Penn College’s array of majors from radiography to automotive technology.
This 2015 exhibit blending medical technology and fiber art, titled “A View Within,” is just one example of the gallery’s displays correlating to Penn College’s array of majors from radiography to automotive technology.

The Gallery at Penn College, a resource for students and a cultural asset to the college and surrounding communities, is spotlighted in Penn State’s “Hidden Gems” series. The online feature focuses on noteworthy aspects of the university’s Commonwealth and affiliated campuses – including notable or unique landmarks, academic programs, research facilities, student organizations and more. Nine photos, judiciously selected from the sweep of presentations since the gallery moved to Madigan Library in Fall 2006, illustrate the newly posted piece.

November 5, 2019
Events Gallery

‘Material Matters’ series launches with industrial artwork

A detail of “Endless Waltz: Crescendo” (acrylic, paint and wood, 3 feet by 3 feet by 6 feet), which is among the industrial artwork on display in Jeff Repko’s “In Proximity” exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College through Dec. 11

Pennsylvania’s industrial and manufacturing history will be explored through art and art materials with Pennsylvania College of Technology’s unique series, “Material Matters: Past, Present, Future.” Offering exhibits, artist residencies, workshops and other programming, the series opens with an exhibition of industrial sculptures and paintings by Pittsburgh native Jeff Repko.

Repko’s “In Proximity,” on display Oct. 23 to Dec. 11 in The Gallery at Penn College, includes a public reception Thursday, Nov. 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. The reception coincides with Repko’s artist residency, featuring four workshops.

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October 20, 2019
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National Endowment for the Arts grant awarded to gallery

National Endowment for the Arts

A National Endowment for the Arts grant of $15,000 will support “Material Matters,” a series of exhibitions, artist residencies and workshops focusing on materials from Pennsylvania’s history. The series is developed and presented by The Gallery at Penn College.

“We are so fortunate to have the support of the NEA to develop this exciting program,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. “The funding will provide three short-term artist residencies over two years, and will enable us to provide art outreach to both the campus and the community.”

The Material Matters series may feature steel, wood, paper or fiber, or current and future materials such as plastics, glass or electronics. The solo exhibitions, focusing on emerging and mid-career visual artists, will be accompanied by public programming, including free workshops.

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October 14, 2019
Events Gallery

Photos document artist’s travels along infinitely open road

The gallery’s glass doors open wide for exploration of “Graffiti Scapes.”
The gallery’s glass doors open wide for exploration of “Graffiti Scapes.”
Hower offers insights into his process, including capturing multiple frames for stitching, a homemade panoramic camera tripod (crafted with the assistance of his woodworking father) and high-dynamic-range imaging.
Hower offers insights into his process, including capturing multiple frames for stitching, a homemade panoramic camera tripod (crafted with the assistance of his woodworking father) and high-dynamic-range imaging.
Guests investigate the graffiti-covered landscapes.
Guests investigate the graffiti-covered landscapes.
The audience listens to the artist describe his ode to “Concrete City,” a now-abandoned housing site constructed in 1911 for anthracite coal workers near Nanticoke.
The audience listens to the artist describe his ode to “Concrete City,” a now-abandoned housing site constructed in 1911 for anthracite coal workers near Nanticoke.
Photographs printed on bricks are part of Hower’s “Concrete City” installation.
Photographs printed on bricks are part of Hower’s “Concrete City” installation.

A Harrisburg area photographer who was inspired to apply for a solo exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College after winning the President’s Award at last year’s Regional Juried Exhibition shared his techniques and inspirations with a large audience gathered Thursday night for the reception honoring “Graffiti Scapes.” On display through Oct. 6, the exhibition showcases Michael Hower’s digital photography of 13 abandoned sites in three states. Initially inspired to pursue the craft seven years ago by a toddler son and a rural sign denoting “Distillery Road,” the self-taught photographer described his curiosity-infused journey of endless discovery as he explores deserted historical structures and nature’s attempts to reclaim man-made landscapes. The Gallery at Penn College is open 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery, on the third floor of Madigan Library, is closed Mondays and Saturdays; however, special visitation hours will be offered 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, during Penn College’s Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend (Oct. 4-6).

September 13, 2019
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‘Graffiti Scapes’ photography exhibit at Penn College gallery

Graffiti Scapes,” Michael Hower’s exhibit of digital photographs focusing on ghost towns of the Mid-Atlantic – including "Biscuits" – is on display in The Gallery at Penn College through Oct. 6.

A fascination with abandoned buildings and landscapes inspired Enola resident Michael Hower to begin working in digital photography seven years ago. His current body of work, “Graffiti Scapes,” focusing on ghost towns of the Mid-Atlantic, is on display at The Gallery at Penn College now through Oct. 6.

A reception is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, featuring a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

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August 20, 2019
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Wide range of artistic adventures in gallery’s 2019-20 season

The Gallery at Penn College

Graffiti photography, industrial sculpture, multimedia folklore and vintage comics are among the engaging lineup of artistic adventures offered by The Gallery at Penn College’s 2019-20 season. The gallery’s 14th season will also shine the spotlight on fiber artists, as well as on graduating seniors in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s graphic design and architecture and sustainable design majors.

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July 31, 2019