Gallery Exhibitions Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

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September 5 – 20

8 Hour Projects: Place

Curated by: Heather Brand and Darren Lee Miller
Work-In-Progress Day: Saturday, September 5, 9AM – 6PM
Panel Discussion and Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 8, 7-9PM

image © Alicia Marvan

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 will consider themes of place and home for the Year of Meadville. The artists are Justus Cotterill, Norman Cramer, Nima Dehghani, David Karl Leighty, Caldwell Linker, Alicia Marvan, Darren Lee Miller, Steve Prince, Byron Rich, and M. Greg Singer. 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. Gallery will be closed Sunday and Monday, September 6 – 7th. The exhibition and related events are part of the Year of Meadville.

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.


September 29 – October 27

Faculty & Alumni Exhibition

Opening Reception and Artists’ Lectures: Tuesday, September 29, 7-9PM
Gator Day Event: Tuesday, October 27, 12:15 – 1:15PM
Closed 10/10 – 10/13 for Fall Break

"Domestic Disturbances," image © Nicholena Moon
“Domestic Disturbances,” image © Nicholena Moon

Featuring a variety of artworks by Allegheny College’s faculty and Allegheny alumni Jess Marie Longobardo ’10 and Nicholena Moon ’12. After Allegheny, Longobardo completed the post baccalaureate program in sculpture and ceramics UMass Dartmouth, and completed her Master of Fine Arts degree at the State University of New York, New Paltz. Moon studied Photography and Electronic Media at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and completed her Master of Fine Arts Degree in 2015. The show will also feature selected works by the Art Department’s 2014-2015 faculty and staff, Heather Brand, Amara Geffen, Darren Lee Miller, Steve Prince, Byron Rich, Richard Schindler, Ian Thomas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Public Interest, Cheryl Hatch,and Professor of Communication Arts, Mike Keeley.


November 3 – 24

Water Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource

Curated by: Jennifer Heath
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 3, 7 – 9PM
Closed 11/25 – 11/29 for Thanksgiving Break

Water, Water Everywhere is comprised of 30-second to 30-minute films from forty-five artists worldwide exploring the planet’s most crucial commodity and the basis for all earthly life, with works that are documentary, experimental, educational, humorous, solemn, animated, and acted. As a gallery exhibition, this show accompanies a juried exhibition, another curated exhibition, displays of student work, and community workshops relating to water (see below). 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.


November 3 – 24

Water: Elemental, Mutable, Essential

Co-organized and curated by: Heather Brand and Amara Geffen
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 3, 7-9PM

image © Jennifer Hecker
image © Jennifer Hecker

This group exhibition examines our relationship to water both as a vital resource and also as a catalyst for aesthetically and socially engaging creations. The artists work with water as both subject and medium, creating a space for inquiry, education, and reflection. The exhibition will include public events, community workshops, and artworks by Allegheny College students who will also explore these ideas. Artist Basia Irland will be in residence Oct. 4 – 9 to create a series ofriparian zone ice books to be included in a community book launch at locations along Mill Run and French Creek. These events will coincide with Year of Meadville events. Artists Betsy Damon and Rebecca Allan ’86 will lead a gallery talk at the opening reception. For further information on events and workshops, please check this webpage prior to the show. 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.


December 8 – 13

Senior Projects and Advanced Studio Projects

Opening Reception and Celebration: Tuesday, December 8, 7 – 8PM

Senior Project in Art&Technology by Sachika Yamaguchi '15
Senior Project in Ar t& Technology by Sachika Yamaguchi ’15

Works by graduating seniors and upper-level art students.


Closed 12/14/2015 – 1/25/2016 for Winter Break


January 26 – March 13

The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 26, 7 – 9PM

image © Linda Stein
image © Linda Stein

The exhibition explores the continuum between masculinity and femininity, while inspiring the compassion, empathy and bravery it takes to become an upstander rather than a bystander. Stein asks people to re-invent and visualize bravery for themselves, to look at the armor they wear, the safety they seek. The exhibition has traveled to more than 24 museums and universities around the country, including the Alexandria Museum in Louisiana, the Spiva Art Center in Missouri, Wenatchee Valley College in Washington, Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, Flomenhaft Gallery in New York, GCSU Museum in Georgia, Penn State and Muhlenberg in Pennsylvania. 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. 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.


April 5 – 17

Annual Student Show

Drop-Off Dates: Monday & Tuesday, March 28 & 29, 12:30 – 4:30PM
Opening Reception and Awards: Tuesday, April 5, 12:15 – 1:15PM

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All Allegheny students are encouraged to submit their creative artworks to this show. Works are carefully chosen by our 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.


April 26 – May 8

Senior Projects

Opening Reception and Celebration: Tuesday, April 26, 7-8PM
De-Installation: Monday and Tuesday, May 9 & 10, 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Senior Project in Studio Art by Jaysa Alvarez '15
Senior Project in Studio Art by Jaysa Alvarez ’15

Works by graduating seniors.

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 through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts,a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the 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.