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Allegheny Senior Art Projects Exhibit

The Allegheny College Art Galleries will display the work of graduating seniors as well as art majors and minors from the Advanced Studio Projects seminar course in Doane Hall from Dec. 5-15, with the opening ceremonies on Tuesday, Dec. 5, starting at 7 p.m.

Elijah Prince is this semester’s sole graduating Studio Art Major, and his specialty is portraits in a variety of drawing styles.

Lauren Erdman and Alyssa Lisle integrate their research interests in psychology with their work: Lisle challenges preconceptions of beauty with ceramic sculpture, and Erdman’s installation uses fabric and patterning as analogies to the organization of biological structures.

Other student artists’ work to be displayed include Shelby Piper, Sarah Sherwood, Caleb Enis, Marilyn Boatwright, Morgan Davison, Lucas Thomas, Sandra Munguia, Karla Atcheson, Sarah Cole, and Cali Banks.

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

The Art Galleries, which are wheelchair accessible, are located in Doane Hall of Art, east of North Main Street between College and John streets in Meadville. For more information, call (814) 332-4365.

Allegheny Senior Art Projects to Be Presented

The Allegheny College Art Galleries will display the work of graduating seniors as well as art majors and minors from the Advanced Studio Projects seminar course in Doane Hall from Dec. 5-15, with the opening ceremonies on Tuesday, Dec. 5, starting at 7 p.m.

Elijah Prince is this semester’s sole graduating Studio Art Major, and his specialty is portraits in a variety of drawing styles.

Lauren Erdman and Alyssa Lisle integrate their research interests in psychology with their work: Lisle challenges preconceptions of beauty with ceramic sculpture, and Erdman’s installation uses fabric and patterning as analogies to the organization of biological structures.

Other student artists’ work to be displayed include Shelby Piper, Sarah Sherwood, Caleb Enis, Marilyn Boatwright, Morgan Davison, Lucas Thomas, Sandra Munguia, Karla Atcheson, Sarah Cole, and Cali Banks.

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

The Art Galleries, which are wheelchair accessible, are located in Doane Hall of Art, east of North Main Street between College and John streets in Meadville. For more information, call (814) 332-4365.

Thomas Publishes Essay as Artwork Tours Country

An essay by Ian F. Thomas, a staff member in Allegheny’s art department, has been published as an afterword in the Edward Ederle retrospective exhibition catalog.

Thomas’s art work has been continuing to tour the country in the exhibition titled “Mindfulness: Mental Heath and Art.” This exhibition has been shown at The Virginia Museum of Art, Lynchburg College, and Ohio Craft Museum, among other locations, and will finish its tour next month at The Fuller Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts. Thomas also has had two solo exhibitions, one at BlueOrange Gallery in Houston, Texas, and the other at CASP in Lubbock, Texas.

His artwork was a finalist in the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics in Janesville, Ohio, and one of 60 artworks that were chosen from more than 1,100 entries internationally. Additionally Thomas was selected to be part in the “Contemporary Ceramics 2017” exhibition in Athens, Ohio. He had two exhibitions in association with National Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference in Portland. “Recursive” at Also Know As Gallery and “Politics of the Figure: Ideologies of Failure” at the Archer Gallery at Clark College.

Thomas was a visiting artist at Texas Tech University and is currently currently working on a project with West Virginia University as a visiting artist.

Works by Allegheny Alumni on Display at ArtPrize Nine

Two Allegheny College alumni are exhibiting their work in ArtPrize Nine, an international art competition that bills itself as the most attended annual public art event in the world.

Zane Miller ’09 is one of five artists on a juror’s short list in the installation category for his work “Two-way Protocols” and one of 25 artists leading a public vote in the same category, putting him in contention for prizes to be announced Friday, Oct. 6. The competition awards more than $500,000 in prizes each year, including a $200,000 Jurors’ Grand Prize and a $200,000 Public Vote Grand Prize.

Adrienne Vittorio ’04 is displaying her work “Horses Being Horses: Western Wild Herd” in the three-dimensional category.

Now in its ninth year, ArtPrize is art on a grand scale, attracting 500,000 visitors to downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. For 19 days — this year, Sept. 20 through Oct. 8 — theaters, restaurants, museums, parks, hotels and other spaces are transformed into galleries showcasing all manner of art. The 2016 competition featured 1,453 works created by artists from 40 states and 44 countries, exhibited in 170 venues. This year’s competition showcases 1,346 entries in 175 venues. (more…)

‘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.

Allegheny Art Galleries Feature ‘Arab Spring/Unfinished Journeys’

The art galleries of Allegheny College will exhibit ‘Arab Spring/Unfinished Journeys,’ works by Helen Zughaib, from Tuesday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 12. An opening reception and artist’s lecture, free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the galleries.

Zughaib was born in Beirut, Lebanon, living mostly in the Middle East and Europe before coming to the United States to study art Helen currently lives and works in Washington, D.C. Of her work she writes, in part, “I feel that my background in the Middle East allows me to approach the experiences I have in America in a unique way, remaining an observer of both the Arab and American cultures. I believe that the arts are one of the most important tools we have to help shape and foster dialogue and positive ideas between the Middle East and the United States.” (more…)

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.

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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…)