Student art exhibits open in Foundations Area, Zoller Gallery

The inaugural Foundations Area exhibition opens at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery on the University Park of Penn State, with a public reception, including light refreshments. The exhibition, which includes drawing, sculpture and stop-motion animation, will be on display through Dec. 14. For more information about upcoming Zoller Gallery exhibitions, visit
The Foundations Area comprises two primary courses, Ideas as Images (Art 110s) and Ideas as Objects (Art 111). All incoming students in the School of Visual Arts take both courses. The courses serve to form a basis of visual knowledge in both two and three dimensions, introducing students to fundamental methods of making and thinking in an environment of exploration and growth. Observation, exploration, translation and problem solving are the focus of varied assignments that necessitate both intellectual and visual thinking. This exhibition reveals a range of work from Art 110s and Art 111 students completed during the fall 2012 semester.  Concurrent with the exhibition, students will be working on a collaborative wall drawing in the gallery. The energy and effort that students put into the Foundations program is evident throughout the exhibition, which provides a window into the first-year student experience.

The Edwin W. Zoller Gallery is a nonprofit exhibition space dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts and is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. during fall and spring semesters. Zoller Gallery was founded in 1971 and is located in the Visual Arts Building off Curtin Road, adjoining the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus. Public programming at Zoller includes artist lectures, visual art performances, artist residencies, and interdisciplinary events. This facility was named for Edwin W. Zoller in recognition of his dedicated career as an artist and teacher.

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Last Updated December 11, 2012