Allegheny Students to Present Work in Pop-up Gallery in Downtown Meadville

April 25, 2016 — Twenty-two students majoring or minoring in Studio Art and Art and Technology at Allegheny College will host a pop-up gallery in downtown Meadville to present their work. An opening reception for the show, “Recipe for Concentrated Dark Matter,” will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at 245 Chestnut Street (the Eldred Building). Admission is free and open to the public.

Student artists will be available during the opening to answer questions and discuss their work and ideas, which represent a semester-long, independently developed creative project resulting in a significant body of work. Works in the exhibit explore a broad range of studio art and inter-art media including video, drawing, photography, painting, sculpture and installation, as well as a broad range of artistic ideas.

Exhibiting artists include Studio Art majors Jonathan Yee, Benjamin Tarcson, Elizabeth Person, Melissa Lunz, Christina Truwit, Brennen French, Madeline Becker, Halie Gary and Jack Ohrman, all of whom are junior art majors enrolled in the Junior Majors’ Art Seminar. Also exhibiting are Studio Art minors David Ambroso, Kathryn Brash, Briana Edgerton, Elizabeth Handley-Samick, Nelson Hansen, Yuan Jie, Brianna Layman, Natalya Nannen, Sukesha Ray, Charles Sliger, Christine Troy, Marissa Walter and Harper Zimmer, all of whom are enrolled in Advanced Studio Projects.

Allegheny College’s art programs reflect the college’s commitment to creativity and interdisciplinary thinking. Students in these programs learn to develop their own artistic concepts and strategies, explore contemporary ideas and artistic practices and gain professional experiences.

The Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County has provided use of the gallery space, which made possible not only the exhibit but also the learning experience that students gain from exhibiting their work.

More information is available at the students’ Facebook event “Recipe for Concentrated Dark Matter.”