Lehigh Valley art instructors to participate in Berks exhibition

January 08, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Two Penn State Lehigh Valley art instructors' work will be featured in a new exhibition at the Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery. Ann Lalik, gallery director at Penn State Lehigh Valley, and Ron DeLong, instructor of art, will participate in "Art and Science," which runs from Jan. 10 to Feb. 22 with an opening reception, and artist and faculty meet-and-greet from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10.

The objective of this exhibit is exploring the various disciplines of science through the visual arts. Six members of Penn State Berks Science Division faculty were interviewed on video, and from these interviews, artists were invited to select a faculty member(s) whose research intrigued them or paralleled their own investigations. Artists were selected on their ability to interpret this material in an aesthetic way, using the information as a point of departure for their creative endeavors. Art work may illuminate, define or interpret the information provided.

Lalik, who specializes in jewelry-making and metalsmithing, created a bronze neck piece inspired by fractals that will be on display. DeLong's artistic concept for the exhibit is futuristic horticulture inspired by the idea of inosculation and grafting.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The Freyberger Gallery is located at the Perkins Student Center, Tulpehocken Road, Reading, Pa., and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact Marilyn Fox, gallery director, at 610-396-6140 or MJF14@psu.edu.


  • A bronze neck piece inspired by fractals is one of Ann Lalik's featured pieces in a new exhibition at Penn State Berks.

    IMAGE: Ann Lalik

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Last Updated January 09, 2013