School of Visual Arts opening 'A SoVA Collective' exhibition Sept. 20 at artsUP

September 18, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) presents "A SoVA Collective," opening Sunday, Sept. 20, in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery as part of artsUP — a celebration of the arts, sponsored by the College of Arts and Architecture. In the spirit of this celebration, "A SoVA Collective" presents viewers with a different kind of exhibition in which SoVA faculty and student artists collaborate to create unique works of art from discarded materials.

There is a common saying that anything can be art because beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, creating works of art is a purposeful creative process that certainly can result in unusual images and objects which may provoke questions and challenge assumptions about what we see and what we know. "A SoVA Collective" began with the premise that anything can be used to create art, and the process intensifies when individuals come together to use their collective imagination to create new things from objects and materials whose life as useful items was assumed to be over. Not so.

The School of Visual arts invites the public to stop by the gallery daily to see the transformative creations that emerged during the process of "making" an exhibition. The exhibition will be on display through Sept. 25.


Last Updated September 23, 2015