Exhibit 'Penn State and Beyond' at Lehigh Valley from July 11-Aug. 25

The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley will participate in the kickoff of the campus' centennial celebration with the exhibition "Penn State and Beyond," featuring the paintings and prints of Allentown, Pa. architect, artist and Penn State alumnus Richard Greenleaf. Although he has an extensive exhibition record, this exhibit is Greenleaf's first solo exhibition in the Lehigh Valley and runs from July 11 to Aug. 25. An artist reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 on Wednesday, July 20. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibition will feature more than 50 paintings and prints of scenes ranging from impressionistic ocean scenes to architectural cityscapes. Greenleaf has a distinct painting style that has captured the essence of locations including Lehigh Valley sites, popular vacation destinations and some of the most recognizable spots at Penn State's University Park campus. Some of the works included are paintings created while Greenleaf was a young student studying architecture at Penn State, and have not been exhibited before.

To help commemorate the Lehigh Valley campus' 100 year anniversary, Greenleaf has created a scene of the new campus in Center Valley specifically for this exhibition and for permanent display at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

Greenleaf has been painting since age 10 but only recently has he been sharing his talents. His first limited-edition print was produced during the summer of 1996. He now has more than 25 limited-edition prints including scenes from Penn State; Ohio State University; Bethlehem, Pa.; Jersey Shore, Pa.; Annapolis, Md.; and the Chesapeake Bay. The artist is currently working on new paintings of Penn State, Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, and the New Jersey shore.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is located on the third floor of the campus at 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley. Please call 610-285-5000 for summer gallery hours. For more information, please contact Ann Lalik, gallery director, at 610-285-5261 or e-mail annlalik@psu.edu.

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Last Updated May 31, 2011