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The Gallery at Penn College Announces Exhibits for 2006-07


David Hostetler's 'Installation of Ancient Tree Root Goddesses,' various years, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 10 inches, bronze The Gallery at Penn College is set to open at the new Roger and Peggy Madigan Library on Pennsylvania College of Technology’s main campus on Aug. 14 and has a varied slate of talented artists lined up for its inaugural year in the new location.

David Foss's 'Untitled #20,' 2001, 64 inches by 54 inches, mixed media on canvas The premiere exhibit features a show of work by full- and part-time Penn College art faculty. Fourteen artists are scheduled to exhibit pieces in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, photography and printing. The show runs from Aug. 14 to Sept. 24, with an opening reception set for Tuesday, Aug. 29.

The second show features renowned sculptor David Hostetler with an exhibit titled “The Iconography of the Goddess.” Hostetler, a professor emeritus at Ohio University, specializes in wood and bronze sculpture of the female form.

A celebrated American wood carver and bronze sculptor for more than 50 years, he gained national prominence in the 1960s with his “American Woman Series.”

Michelle Marcuse's 'Drops Patterned by Lamplight,' 2005, 17 inches by 21 inches, beeswax and digital image transfer on paper His works appear in more than 25 museums and have been featured in films, on television, and in newspapers and magazines. During his 38-year teaching career at Ohio University, he taught a number of now-accomplished artists.

The exhibit runs Oct. 3-29, with a gallery talk scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. during the Oct. 3 opening.

Antonio Puri's 'Melting Pot,' 2004, 12 feet by 8 feet, mixed media on canvas The third exhibit, “Remix: Wax and the Intuitive Process,” features Philadelphia artists David Foss, Michelle Marcuse and Antonio Puri. In this exhibit, the three celebrate the continued use of wax as a contemporary visual art medium. They remix the ancient traditions of creating with wax in contemporary styles of artistic expression. The exhibit opens Nov. 7 (with a gallery talk set for 5:30 p.m.) and runs through Dec. 10.

Ray Gloeckler's 'As It Is, Not As I Would Have It,' 2004-05, 35 inches by 21 5/8 inches, woodcut The first exhibit of the spring semester features “Works From Wood” by Ray Gloeckler. Gloeckler is a master wood engraver and emeritus professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His detailed imagery portrays humor, politics and American life in general. “Works From Wood” runs from Jan. 23 to Feb. 18, with an opening reception scheduled for Jan. 23.

Timothy Hawkesworth will display “Paintings and Drawings” beginning Feb. 27. Exhibiting in Ireland and the United States, Hawkesworth’s largely abstract works create a visual experience for the viewer. Hawkesworth will present a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. during the exhibit opening on Feb. 27. The show runs through April 1.

Timothy Hawkesworth's 'Boat #1,' 2001, 52 inches by 58 inches, mixed media on paper Closing the academic year is “Applied Landscape” by Cynthia Harper. Harper’s large-scale works on paper reinvent the traditional landscape. She is a recipient of the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Harper’s exhibit opens April 10, with a gallery talk scheduled for 5:30 p.m., and runs through May 6.

The Gallery at Penn College is in Room 303 of the Madigan Library. Exhibit openings run from 3:30 to 7 p.m. During scheduled exhibits, the gallery is also open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 8 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cynthia Harper's 'Untitled,' 2004, 50 inches by 60 inches, pastel on paper For more information about the 2006-07 shows at The Gallery at Penn College, call (570) 320-2445, send e-mail or visit online .

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