'Cloud Catalyst' opens at Woskob Family Gallery

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — "Cloud Catalyst," a new exhibit curated by master of fine arts candidate Penelope Van Grinsven, is on display at the Woskob Family Gallery now through April 19. Featuring the work of artists Stepanka Horalkova and Haakon Lenzi, "Cloud Catalyst" invites viewers to consider links among dust, clay, sky and water in ceramics.

In the exhibit clay becomes both translucent and weighty, coaxed into transcending its material boundaries. Van Grinsven’s proposal was selected through a competitive open call for student-led curatorial projects.

In addition to the works on display, the gallery will host a curator’s talk, a discussion with the artists, and a sale of student ceramic work hosted by the Penn State Clay Club. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 16 in the gallery. More information about the exhibition and related programming can be found at woskobfamilygallery.psu.edu.

The Woskob Family Gallery is a contemporary art space in downtown State College that brings a cohesive and carefully curated program of exhibitions and events to central Pennsylvania. Run by Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, the gallery serves as a laboratory for exploring how the arts can catalyze creative place-making. The gallery is located at 146 S. Allen St. in State College.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, contact Program Manager Haley Finnegan at hbs131@psu.edu or 814-863-5353, or visit woskobfamilygallery.psu.edu.

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Last Updated March 16, 2017