“8 Hour Projects” at Allegheny College Art Galleries To Explore Themes of Place and Home

Aug. 24, 2015 — The Art Galleries of Allegheny College will present “8 Hour Projects,” curated by Heather Brand and Darren Lee Miller, on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free for this annual event, which this year features 10 artists making art on site with the public invited to observe–and participate if the artist chooses.

This year’s invited artists will consider themes of place and home for the Year of Meadville, a year of programming created by community and college partners. 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. Each of the artists, who work with a variety of materials, has been assigned a wall or floor space of approximately 12 x 12 feet.

A panel discussion and opening reception for the show will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Art Galleries. Works will remain on display through Sunday, Sept. 20.

The 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 hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12:30-5 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. The Art Galleries will be closed Sept. 6 and 7. Visitors are asked to call ahead to verify hours, since programs are subject to change. All events are free and open to the public.

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, phone 814-332-4365 or visit www.allegheny.edu/artgalleries.

image © Alicia Marvan