Exhibition at Penn College celebrates regional art talent

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A celebration of the diversity and quality of regional art will be hosted by The Gallery at Penn College with its Regional Juried Exhibition 2018, set for May 29 through July 27.

Showcasing 63 creative pieces by 51 artists representing 35 Pennsylvania cities and towns, the exhibition includes a reception set for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the gallery, located on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

The fine art display features work by emerging and established contemporary artists. An open-themed exhibition, the show highlights recent work in a variety of styles and media by artists residing within 100 miles of Williamsport. Among the mediums included are metal, stoneware, textile, photography, printmaking, mixed media, and paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic, and pen and ink.

Artists featured are: Meredith Eachus Armstrong, Danville; Steven Bower, South Williamsport; Gail Bower-Geist, Landisville; Robert Holborn Brown, Danville; Joan Carroll, Milton; Paul Chidester, State College; Joelle Cicak, Harrisburg; Mike Demi, Milroy; Navarre Dickson, Scranton; Amy Edwards, Lancaster; Kristine Ferg, Mansfield; Lina Ferrara, Boiling Springs; Cathy Frey, Williamsport; Jonathan Clyde Frey, Lewisburg; Ann Marie Furdock, South Williamsport; Stephen Garrison, Clarks Summit; Phyllis Giberson, Millersville; Elody Gyekis, Spring Mills; Oren B. Helbok, Bloomsburg; Michael Hower, Enola; Jeremiah Johnson, Williamsport; Richard Karp, Williamsport; Jenna Kazmar, Reading; Anna Kell, Lewisburg; Margaret Wright Kemmerer, Montoursville; Dave Kube, Bloomsburg; Rita Kurtz, Selinsgrove; Mickey Mapstone, Williamsport; Anni Matsick, Boalsburg; Robert J. McCormick, Ashland; Becky McDonah, Millersville; John McKaig, Williamsport; Jessica Meoni, Scranton; Tom Mickle, Tyrone; Hannah Miller, Hughesville; Margaret Murphy, Bloomsburg; Heather Murray, Sinking Spring; Patricia Neely, Williamsport; Ave Palguta, Millersville; Marilyn Paul, Northumberland; Vicki Renn, Sunbury; Simonne Roy, Lewisburg; Roger Shipley, Cogan Station; Brandon Snyder, Turbotville; Gary Steele, Montgomery; Morgan Weissbach, Saylorsburg; Anita Williams, Dover; Mark Wilson, Hughesville; Ralph Wilson, Montgomery; Mary Kay Witmer, Mountville; and Autumn Wright, Gillett.

Juror of selection was V. Scott Dimond, curator for visual arts, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Juror of awards is Ann Piper, visual artist and associate professor of art and design at Susquehanna University.

Dimond said the show reflects “what I feel are the fundamental purposes of art: to inspire wonder and to make the world a more beautiful place than it was before.”

“The Gallery at Penn College’s first regional juried exhibition in 2013 was open to Lycoming County artists,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. “Expanding the reach of the 2018 exhibit to a 100-mile radius drew a great mix of both familiar and unfamiliar artists, and the number of entries we received was exciting and also overwhelming. I’m thankful to V. Scott Dimond for the time he spent selecting the pieces to be included, and I think visitors will be interested to see the range of work.”

The Gallery at Penn College’s summer exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The gallery will be closed July 1-4, as well as Saturdays and Mondays.

In addition to serving as an educational resource for Penn College students and a cultural asset to the college and community, the gallery is dedicated to promoting art appreciation through exhibitions of contemporary art.

For more about The Gallery at Penn College, visit gallery.pct.edu.

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Last Updated May 17, 2018