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National Endowment for the Arts grant awarded to gallery

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.

National Endowment for the ArtsThe first artist-in-residence in the Material Matters series will be Jeff Repko, a Pittsburgh artist whose industrial assemblages will be exhibited in The Gallery at Penn College from Oct. 23 to Dec. 11.

Four workshops scheduled for Nov. 6-8 will lead off the “Material Matters” workshop series. The sessions are open to military veterans, K-12 art educators, college students and the general public. For more information or to register, visit the gallery’s workshops page.

To find out more about how its grants impact individuals and communities, visit the NEA.

The Gallery at Penn College is in its 14th year serving as an educational resource for Pennsylvania College of Technology students and a cultural asset to the college and community. Located on the third floor of the Madigan Library, the gallery is dedicated to promoting art appreciation through exhibitions of contemporary art.

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. It is closed on Mondays and Saturdays.

For information about its exhibits, hours and additional offerings, visit the gallery website.

For more about grant-funding opportunities, faculty and staff may contact the Grants and Contracts Office at ext. 7580 or through its Web portal.

For more about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call 800-367-9222.

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