Art Galleries, Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

Fall 2010 – Spring 2011 | Fall 2011 – Spring 2012 | Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

8 Hour Projects: Performativity

DanielLuchman

Curated by Darren Lee Miller
Work in Progress Day: Saturday, August 31, 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Panel Discussion: Tuesday, September 3, 7:00 – 8:00PM, Doane Hall A104
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 3, 8:00 – 9:00PM, Art Galleries
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, September 3 – Sunday, September 22, 2013

This annual art event features about a dozen artists making art on site with the public invited to observe (and participate if the artist so desires). This year’s invited artists use elements of performance in their artworks, using their own bodies, the bodies of others, and systematized actions to create works of art. The artists are Edith Abeyta, Matthew Conboy, Casey Droege, Corey Escoto, Andrea Sherrill Evans, April Flanders, Daniel Luchman, Patrick Schmidt, Becky Slemmons, Kirk Amaral Snow, Garett Yahn, Jennifer Yorke. This exhibition is supported in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.


Faculty & Alumni Exhibition, Featuring Alex Kropinak ’07

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Artists’ Lectures: Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 – 8:00PM, Doane Hall A104
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 1, 8:00 – 9:00PM, Art Galleries
Animation Workshop with Alex Kropinak: Tuesday, October 29, time/location TBA
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, October 1 – Tuesday October 29, 2012, Closed 10/12 – 10/15 for Fall Break

Featuring a variety of artworks by Allegheny College’s faculty and Allegheny alumnus Alex Kropinak. Mr. Kropinak, Art & Technology Major, Class of 2007, currently produces animated content for Marvel Entertainment’s website. The show will also feature selected works by the Art Department’s 2013-2015 Artist-In-Residence, Steve Prince, and Allegheny College faculty/staff, Sue Buck, Amara Geffen, Cheryl Hatch, Darren Lee Miller, George Roland, Richard Sayer, and Richard Schindler.


Art & the Viewser

30 Flights of Loathing

Curated by George Roland and Darren Lee Miller
Panel Discussion: Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 – 8:00PM, Doane Hall A104
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 5, 8:00 – 9:00PM, Art Galleries
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, November 5 – Tuesday November 26, 2013

This exhibition showcases works that use interactive digital tools prominently as part of their inception, process, and display. All the artworks in the show deploy various technologies to prompt simultaneous interactions that create a participatory experience. In many cases, there is an instantaneity to the pieces that affords the gallery viewer an interaction in which s/he can immediately observe the effects of his or her presence in real time. In other words, the very presence of the viewer may affect a change in the piece. While the technology itself is important, the central themes are sharing the creative process with the viewer, and creating structures where viewers are changing the form or function of the piece (and therefore essential to its creation). Artists include Pippin Barr, Jeremy Boyle, Molleindustria (Paolo Pedercini), Jessica Thompson, George Roland, and Erik Sanner.

This exhibition is supported in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.


Senior Projects and Advanced Studio Projects

AnnaGood

Opening Reception and Celebration: Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, December 10 – Sunday, December 15, 2013

Works by graduating seniors, as well as upper-level art students.


The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project §

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Curated by Brian Cohen, Project Director

Panel Discussion: Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 – 8:00PM, Doane Hall A104
Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 21, 8:00 – 9:00PM, Art Galleries
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, January 21 – Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project tells stories, through photographic images, of how the lives of Pennsylvanians are affected by the Marcellus Shale Gas Industry. By creating a visual document of the environmental, social and economic impact of drilling, the work aims to engage communities in the current Marcellus debate while providing important historical images for the future.

In capturing images of the people and places most affected by gas drilling, photographers Noah Addis, Nina Berman, Brian Cohen, Scott Goldsmith, Lynn Johnson, and Martha Rial examine both the positive and negative results of drilling and how the environment and communities are being shaped. Organized by photographer Brian Cohen, and Laura Domencic, Director of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the traveling exhibition was launched in October 2012 at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, with accompanying lectures, book, and an online archive.

The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project is generously supported by The Sprout Fund, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, and by the individual gifts of Josh Whetzel, Nancy Bernstein, and Cathy Raphael. § This exhibition is part of the two-year Bicentennial celebration of Allegheny College’s founding. This exhibition is supported in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.


Annual Student Show

AnnaShriver

Drop-Off Dates: Monday, March 24 & Tuesday March 25, 12:30 – 4:30PM
Opening Reception and Awards: Tuesday, April 1, 7:00 – 8:00PM
Exhibition Dates:  Tuesday, April 1  – Sunday, April 20, 2014

All Allegheny students are encouraged to submit their creative artworks to this show. Works are carefully chosen by a guest juror, and all accepted works are displayed in the galleries. Cash awards and other prizes are given for the best works in several categories.


Senior Projects

VictoriaBurgett

Opening Reception and Celebration: Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 – 8:00PM
Exhibition Dates:  Tuesday, April 29 – Friday, May 9, 2014
Year-end Reception and De-Installation: Saturday, May 10, directly following commencement

Every Alleghenian completes a Senior Project in his or her major field — a significant piece of original research or creative work. Studio Art and Art & Technology majors create a body of artwork around a central idea or theme and then present their work professionally in the galleries.


Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

PrintExhibitions and other programs are supported in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. State government funding comes throughan annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s GeneralAssembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts,a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region bythe Arts Council of Erie.

Gallery events are free to the public and wheelchair accessible. Call to verify (814) 332-4365; programs subject to change. Art Galleries are located east of North Main St. between College and John Streets.