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Public Sculpture to Be Unveiled at Arts Center Reception

Roger D. Shipley
Roger D. Shipley
"Pea Island Surf," one of three Shipley pieces displayed at Penn College
“Pea Island Surf,” one of three Shipley pieces displayed at Penn College

Roger D. Shipley, a member of the advisory board of The Gallery at Penn College since 2009, was commissioned by Public ARTWORKS to create an outdoor sculpture for the City of Williamsport. An unveiling of the work will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Community Arts Center’s Capitol Lounge. Shipley, a professor emeritus at Lycoming College (where he taught for 43 years), was among those featured in last year’s “Art Alive!” exhibit in the campus gallery. He is represented by three pieces acquired for Penn College’s Art on Campus collection: “Pea Island Surf” hangs in the Student and Administrative Services Center; “Water and Sky,” a watercolor, is in College Avenue Labs; and “Pictorial Participation #14,” a sculpture of plexiglass, mirror and aluminum, can be seen in Madigan Library. Light refreshments will be served during the CAC event, at which donations in support of the project will be accepted.