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11.11.2022

Workshop, artist talk heighten gallery exhibit’s impact

A full day of exploring sacred geometry was observed on Pennsylvania College of Technology’s campus Thursday with a seven-hour workshop in The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace followed by an artist talk in The Gallery at Penn College. Reni Gower, professor emerita of painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, was the featured presenter at both events, part of the mixed-media exhibition, “Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration,” on display through Dec. 2 in the college’s gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library. Designed to reveal cross-cultural affinities, the sessions examined the spiritual and ethnic dimensions of pattern, light and color and reflected on the commonalities of cultures often portrayed as clashing instead of connected at deep and fundamental levels. The Gallery at Penn College is open 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. (The gallery is closed on Mondays, Saturdays and during college holidays and breaks, including Nov. 23-28.)

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10.23.2022

Indelible spirit envelops weekend to remember

The campus was awhirl with momentum (and momentous events) for Wildcat Weekend, which began Friday afternoon with the inauguration of Michael J. Reed as Penn College’s eighth president and didn’t wind down until Sunday brunch. In between – and represented by this 97-photo gallery that hopscotches its way through the flurry of events – participants took part in a bonfire, the 11th annual Alumni Golf Outing, scads of family fun, the Alumni & Friends Tent Party, tours of academic labs, exploration of the paranormal with the “Godfather of All Ghost Hunters,” men’s and women’s soccer games, food trucks, an open wrestling practice and downtown social, a men’s basketball Blue & White game, and the prestigious Athletics Hall of Fame inductions. Decidedly without flurry was the weather, which offered a beyond-glorious backdrop for celebrating alumni, students and their kin, and anyone who heeds the Wildcat’s roar.

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10.19.2022

Sacred geometry explored in group, multimedia exhibit

Since ancient times, geometric perfection has been thought to convey sacred and secular truths by reflecting the fractal interconnections of the natural world. The artists in “Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration” explore geometry as a fundamental aspect of art and as a way to communicate universal ideas across cultures.

The mixed-media exhibition is on display Oct. 25 through Dec. 2 in The Gallery at Penn College. An artist talk is set for 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, in the gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

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09.16.2022

Artist’s perspective beneficially expands beyond gallery walls

The Gallery at Penn College kicked off its new season this past week with the art, inspiration and activism of metal sculptor Lynden Cline. “We are so fortunate that our visiting artist could share new perspectives on art and the creative process through interactive experiences with students, faculty, staff and the community,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. In addition to delivering an artist’s talk in the gallery Thursday evening, the Washington, D.C.-based visual artist visited a graphic design class earlier in the day to discuss “Artists as Activists” and conducted a public workshop, titled “Creativity Grows on Trees,” in The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College on Wednesday afternoon. Cline’s “Unavoidable Intimacy,” an exhibit of steel sculptures, continues through Oct. 12 in the gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library. On display in the gallery lobby is “The Carnival,” featuring photographs by Elle Cee. Admission is free and open to the public. Hours are: 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. (The gallery is closed on Mondays and Saturdays.)

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09.08.2022

Gallery’s 17th season begins with ‘Unavoidable Intimacy’

The Gallery at Penn College opens its 17th season with an exhibit of steel sculptures and will close the 2022-23 academic year with a regional juried exhibition next summer.

Sculptor Lynden Cline’s “Unavoidable Intimacy” is on display Sept. 8 through Oct. 12, featuring an artist talk at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library at Pennsylvania College of Technology. In the gallery lobby, “The Carnival,” a photography display by Elle Cee, will also be showcased Sept. 8 through Oct. 12.

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08.11.2022

Gallery’s LLB exhibit subject of WVIA radio interview

The exhibit includes fascinating photos and memorabilia, including these Caribbean-designed cleats worn by former L.A. Dodger Kiké Hernández. Adam Thompson“A Diamond Anniversary: A Celebration of 75 Years of the Little League Baseball® World Series,” on exhibit in The Gallery at Penn College through Aug. 25,  is the focus of an interview with Adam Thompson, director of the World of Little League Museum, that aired shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday on WVIA Radio’s “Art Scene” with Erika Funke. After the morning broadcast on 89.9 FM and 89.7 FM, it was posted to the WVIA website.

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06.05.2022

Exhibit celebrates 75th anniversary of Little League Baseball

Sure to be a big hit, an exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College is celebrating a true summertime classic.

“A Diamond Anniversary: A Celebration of 75 Years of the Little League Baseball® World Series” will run June 7 through Aug. 25 in the gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Hours will be: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. (The gallery will be closed Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays and is also closed July 3-5.)

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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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