Posts Tagged ‘Art’

‘Arab Spring / Unfinished Journeys’

The Allegheny College Art Galleries will present “Arab Spring/Unfinished Journeys,” works by Helen Zughaib, from Oct. 3 through Nov. 12. An opening reception will be held Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the galleries. The exhibit will be closed from Oct. 7 through Oct. 10 for Fall Break.

Rich Earns Honorable Mention for Work, Awarded New Commission

Assistant Professor of Art Byron Rich has been honored with an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz Austria for his project Open Source Estrogen. He will be in Austria in early September to receive the award.

Rich recently spoke at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment at Wayne State University in Detroit in June and at the Balance/Unbalance conference in Plymouth, England, in addition to showing his project Avifauna of Estrogenic Paradise in August.

Rich was awarded a commission by the Science Gallery Dublin to construct a new work entitled M-Ark (Microbiome Ark) for the show In Case of Emergency in October of 2017. He has been serving for the past four months as artist in residence at The University at Buffalo’s Coalesce Lab for Bioart in Buffalo, New York.

Allegheny College Art Galleries Announce 2017-18 Exhibit Schedule

More than a dozen artists will come together to create “8 Hour Projects: Beyond These Walls” on Sept. 2 in the art galleries of Allegheny College, the first exhibit of the 2017-18 season.
An annual event, “8 Hour Projects” features works made on site, with the public invited to observe and, in some cases, participate. This year’s exhibit, featuring the work of 13 artists, all Allegheny College alumni, examines how artists work beyond the walls of Allegheny. The exhibit, curated by Darren Lee Miller, runs through Sept. 24.


Senior Projects Exhibit

The art galleries of Allegheny College will feature the work of seven graduating seniors from April 25 through May 7. The exhibit will open with a reception from 7 to 8 p.m. on April 25 in the galleries.

The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 12:30-4 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. The galleries are closed on Mondays.

Senior Projects Featured in Allegheny Student Art Exhibit

The art galleries of Allegheny College will feature the work of seven graduating seniors from April 25 through May 7. The exhibit will open with a reception from 7 to 8 p.m. on April 25 in the galleries. (more…)

Annual Student Art Show

All Allegheny students are encouraged to submit their creative artworks to the Annual Student Art 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.

Drop-off dates for artwork are Monday and Tuesday, March 27 and 28, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The exhibition will open with a reception on Tuesday, April 4 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the art galleries and continue through April 16.

Pictured is Senior Project in Art & Technology, Becca Anderson ’16

Kali Albern, a Member of Allegheny’s Class of 2017 — in Spirit

Kali Albern sketching

In a perfect world, Kali Albern ’17 would march across the stage at Allegheny College’s Commencement on May 13, happily accepting her bachelor’s degree as an art major.

Sadly, that won’t happen. Kali tragically died in August 2015 when she should have been preparing to return to campus for her junior year.

“Kali felt very connected to Allegheny,” says her mother, Sherri Albern. “She joined several clubs and had a lot of fun with the friends she made. When she was at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Headache and Facial Pain Clinic and was asked what she wanted to be able to do with her life, she responded, ‘Go back to Allegheny.’ Her last posts talked about her desire to go back to school.”  (more…)

Annual Art Show Features Work of Allegheny Students

The Annual Student Art Show will be held from April 4 to April 16 in the art galleries of Allegheny College. Students who wish to participate can drop off their work on Monday and Tuesday, March 27 and 28, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be Tuesday, April 4, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

This year’s show, which will feature works in a variety of media, is juried by John Vanco, Allegheny alumnus and director of the Erie Art Museum. (more…)

Here/Now Exhibitions

Allegheny College’s Art Department will present the Here/Now Exhibitions, exhibitions created by students and professors, during the week of March 6.

Various exhibitions and projects are scheduled throughout the week, with a final reception and celebration on Sunday, March 12, from noon to 1 p.m. The exhibits, showcased in the Bowman-Penelec-Meaghan Art Galleries in the Doane Hall of Art, are free and open to the public.

As part of the Allegheny’s ongoing Year of Mindfulness, the exhibitions will use creative processes as meditations on mindfulness, and offer a shared learning space for the collaborative projects. There will be a variety of project concepts, using various mediums. For more information, visit and click on the “Exhibitions” link.

‘The Mystical Arts of Tibet’ Opens

Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery began their construction of a sand mandala during an opening ceremony in the art galleries of Allegheny College Tuesday afternoon. The Mystical Arts of Tibet program, part of Allegheny’s ongoing Year of Mindfulness, will continue through the week and end with a closing ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The lamas on Tuesday prepared the site for the mandala with chants and music before they started to draw the line design for the mandala, intricate and exacting work that required the use of chalk lines, rulers and a large protractor and took hours to complete. Throughout the week, the monks will pour millions of grains of brightly colored sand into place using traditional metal funnels called chak-pur.

See a photo gallery from the opening ceremony below:

See coverage from The Meadville Tribune here.

The monks will construct the mandala Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, and on Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.The public is invited to observe the lamas while they create the mandala; admission to the exhibition is free.

The Year of Mindfulness is a series of events and a challenge to the campus community to live this year with mindfulness and intention. For more information, visit