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Allegheny College Partners With Regional Manufacturers to Produce Protective Face Shields for Healthcare Facilities

Allegheny College is partnering with regional manufacturers to produce protective face shields to help meet the needs of healthcare facilities responding to COVID-19, including Meadville Medical Center.

Byron Rich is an assistant professor of art and director of the Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity. At the suggestion of Allegheny biology professor Catharina Coenen, Rich produced a prototype of a plastic face shield and headband using a 3D printer and laser cutter in the lab.

Through the efforts of the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County and the northwestern Pennsylvania chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, several area manufacturers have stepped forward to assist with production, packing and distribution of the face shields. All of the time and materials for the face [...]
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Allegheny Art Galleries and Meadville Council on the Arts to Co-Host Exhibition

An exhibition titled “Parallax” will be co-hosted by the Allegheny Art Galleries and the Meadville Council on the Arts and will be on view from Sept. 5 to 26 at both venues.

On Thursday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Allegheny Art Galleries and the Meadville Council on the Arts will host concurrent receptions, including art, music and movement-based performances. Visitors are encouraged to attend both sites to experience the full scope of the event. The Allegheny Art Galleries are located on campus in the Doane Hall of Art next to the Henderson Campus Center. The Meadville Council on the Arts is located at 910 Market St.

The opening reception schedule includes:

* 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Experimental music at the [...]
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Allegheny Graduate Tackles Marketing, Medical Assignments

Recent Allegheny College graduate Natalia Buczek finds herself taking her first career steps with one foot in the marketing world and the other foot in the medical field.

Buczek, an Erie native who graduated in May 2019, has started her full-time job as a project coordinator handling client concerns and overseeing marketing tasks at the Pipitone Group in Pittsburgh.

Natalia Buczek, a 2019 Allegheny graduate, is working in marketing and developing an app for patients with verbal and memory impairments.

“In my free time, however, I will be continuing with my research and development for my communications app called Aid Memoir with professionals from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,” Buczek says. “I cannot wait to be working [...]
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Allegheny Welcomes New Faculty

From a former resident of nearby Townville to a fantasy football player to a dedicated amateur chef, Allegheny’s new faculty members bring many unique backgrounds and qualities to the teaching table in the fall of 2018. Let’s meet each of them briefly:

Catherine Allgeier Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

As a visiting assistant professor of economics, Catherine Allgeier comes to Allegheny with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

After graduation, she taught at a business college and then worked in the corporate world as a chief financial officer and a human resources director. “I realized that I missed the interaction with students and started teaching part-time in addition to my CFO role. I now have been teaching full-time for eight [...]
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Students’ Work to Be Displayed in Annual Art Show

The 2018 Student Art Show at Allegheny College will be held from April 3 to April 15. Students who wish to participate can drop off their work on Monday and Tuesday, March 26 and 27, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be Tuesday, April 3, from 6 to 7 p.m.

This year’s juror is Susan Barnett, curator of the Erie Art Museum. Allegheny students submit their art to the gallery, and Barnett selects works to be displayed in the galleries.

Doane Prizes in Art are awarded for a work in the categories of painting or drawing, sculpture or ceramics, and graphics (which includes prints, photographs, video and computer art). The award winners, [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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