April 4th 2017
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
March 21st 2017
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…)
March 14th 2017
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…)
March 6th 2017
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 allegheny.edu/art and click on the “Exhibitions” link.
February 28th 2017
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 allegheny.edu/yearofmindfulness.
February 1st 2017
Studio art major Elizabeth Person ’17 was recently invited to develop a book cover illustration that was published by Elysium Press in November 2016. Elizabeth’s book cover provides an illustration for Dragon’s Discovery, a young adult fantasy novel that is the second installment of Edward Branley’s Blood Bound series. Dragon’s Discovery revolves around three teens from New Orleans who order a novelty dragon’s egg online. When the egg hatches an actual dragon, the teens find themselves faced with the task of raising the fantastical creature on top of their lives as high school students. Both Dragon’s Discovery and its predecessor, Dragon’s Danger, are available for purchase through Amazon.com.
January 24th 2017
The art galleries of Allegheny College will exhibit “Persuasion,” a survey of government-sponsored efforts at persuasion in the 20th century through the use of graphic art. The exhibit will open with a reception in the galleries on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. and will continue through Feb. 21.
All of the works included “Persuasion” were made to shape public opinion. Whether the pieces led individuals toward a singular, shared worldview in line with a government’s agenda or resulted instead in public rejection of an agenda, the propagandistic elements influenced opinion simply through their creation and presentation. The exhibit includes WWII posters from the college’s permanent collection, photographs from the Farm Security Administration, and serigraphs from Puerto Rico’s Division of Community Education.
The exhibit is curated by Darren Lee Miller, associate professor of photography and digital imaging; Richard Schindler, professor of art history; and Ken Pinnow, professor of history. The exhibit is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday
, 12:30-4 p.m.
, 1:30-5 p.m.
; and Sunday
, 2-4 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 or visit www.allegheny.edu/artgalleries.
December 16th 2016
What started as an artistic endeavor developed into a lesson in business and marketing — and ended with more than $2,600 in donations to four local nonprofits.
Over the course of two days, 20 Allegheny College students in Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince’s Introduction to Studio Art class raised $2,615 for Active Aging Inc., Women’s Services Inc., the Center for Family Services Inc. and Bethesda Children’s Home through the sale of T-shirts the students designed and printed. The money will be split equally among the four agencies.
Krista Geer, executive director of Active Aging, lauded the students’ generosity.
“It’s refreshing in that this is a group of young people who thought of seniors. … It renews my faith that the younger generation isn’t forgetting” about senior citizens, Geer said.
The design for the Active Aging T-shirt is a clock made of up faces representing different stages of life.
The assignment was meant to introduce students to the basics of design and screenprinting in a way that benefited the Meadville community. But the project went further: Working in teams, students met with representatives of the four agencies to better understand their missions. The Allegheny teams developed business plans, considered how many shirts to order and in what sizes, and debated price points and how best to market the shirts.