45th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
June 3-19, 2016
The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery is proud to showcase the art of the central Pennsylvania region in the 45th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. This LVC tradition will feature a variety of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and assemblages.
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
: Friday, June 3, 5 - 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
LVC Reimagined: Transformative Architecture
Detail, Doris and Vernon Bishop Library
April 1 - May 15, 2016
As Lebanon Valley College embarks on a master planning process, the time seems propitious to reflect on its architectural past and the possibilities of its envisioned future. This exhibition will present an architectural model designed by students in the LVC Reimagined course taught by Dr. Grant Taylor, associate professor of art history, that realizes one vision of that future. An overview of LVC's architectural history, including rarely exhibited vintage plans and photographs, will also be included. This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the College and will include paintings and drawings in the LVC fine arts collection, as well as reflections by current and past students.
Friday, April 1, 5 - 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
LVC Architectural Tour with Dr. Grant Taylor and Dan Massad:
Tuesday, May 10 11 a.m., Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.
Jerry Pinkney, Cover Illustration for The Lion and the Mouse by Aesop, 2009.
Watercolor and pencil on paper. (New York: Little, Brown and Company/Hachette Book Group, 2009).
Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings, An Artist's Exploration of Images and Words
Jan. 15—March 13, 2016
Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings, An Artist's Exploration of Images and Words explores this renowned artist's engagement with literature, and the process of creating meaningful visual solutions that expand and enliven a narrative. This exhibition has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 21, 5—7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Demonstration and Lecture:
Saint Nicholas with Scenes from his Life, circa 1600, from the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Mass.
Windows to Heaven: Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons
October 30 - December 13, 2015
This traveling exhibition will bring together a number of historically
significant Russian icons dating from 1590 to the present. St. Nicholas
and St. George, Old Testament scenes and images of the Mother of God
will be represented in this collection from the Museum of Russian Icons.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 30, 5 - 7 p.m. As part of the
opening reception, twelve LVC students will be performing Russian
liturgical choral music. The opening reception is free and open to the
Iconographer in Residence: Contemporary iconographer Dorothy
Thayne will be in residence writing icons in the Gallery November 2–6,
during Gallery hours, or by appointment.
Lecture: Thursday, November 5, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall
"How Do Icons Look?", Hosted by Annemarie Weyl Carr, Ph.D., Southern
Methodist University Distinguished Professor Emerita. This lecture is
free and open to the public.
A renowned expert on Byzantine art with an emphasis on the
cross-cultural complexity of Cyprus, Weyl Carr has written extensively
on the study of icons. She has had prestigious visiting professorships
at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, the University
of Delaware, and the University of Pittsburgh, Yale University, and for
Harvard University at Dumbarton Oaks. Carr is university distinguished
professor emerita of art history at Southern Methodist University.
Russian Choir: Sunday, November 15, 2 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall
An a capella choir from Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Christian Church, Phoenixville, PA will present a performance.
Thursday, November 19, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall
"Iconography: Practicing a Living Tradition", Hosted by Maureen
McCormick and Lynette Hull from the Prosopon School of Iconology. This
event is free and open to the public.
The Prosopon School of Iconology was founded by iconographer Vladislav
Andrejev who was born in Russia, and emigrated to the United States in
1980. The school introduces students to the practice and theory of the
ancient Christian art of Byzantine icon writing.
Previously the Chief Registrar and Manager of Collections Services at
the Princeton Art Museum, Maureen McCormick is now an
Iconographer-in-residence at Trinity Church. She also coordinates
workshops for the Prosopon School.
Lynette Hull is an iconographer trained through the Prosopon School of
Iconology. Recently, Lynette had an exhibition at the Andriaki Art
Institute in Moscow and her commissions are featured in churches and
private collections in the United States.
"Mingled Visions: Images from The North American Indian Collection" by Edward S. Curtis
Aug. 28–Oct. 18, 2015
Edward S. Curtis (American,
1868–1952), Lúzi- Papago, plate 53, 1907, photogravure, 27 x 23 inches,
Collection of Dubuque Museum of Art, gift of the Dubuque Cultural
Preservation Committee, an Iowa partnership, consisting of Dr. Darryl K.
Mozena, Jeffrey P. Mozena, Mark Falb, Timothy J. Conlon, and Dr. Randy
New Mexico Acoma Pueblo pot, 9.75 x 10.5 10.5 inches, The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue.
The Gallery will host this traveling exhibition of photographs
organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, Iowa. Edward S. Curtis
(1868–1952) was a commercial photographer in Seattle when he embarked on
the all consuming project that was to be his legacy. In the 1890s, he
began to document the lives and customs of native tribes in North
America, which became part of a 20-volume series. Thirty American Indian
artifacts on loan from The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate
Avenue, will also be included in the exhibit.
Friday, Sept. 4 | 5–7 p.m.
Hosted by LVC President Lewis Evitts Thayne and Dorothy Thayne
“'A True Indian': The Art, Artifice, and Politics of
Edward S. Curtis’s North American Indian.” Thursday, September 10, 5:00
p.m. Hosted by Shannon Egan, Ph.D. director of the Schmucker Art
Gallery, Gettysburg College and specialist on the work of Edward S.
“Native Nations Dance Theater”
Sunday, October 4
4:00 p.m. Art Exhibit (Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery)
5:00 p.m. Native Nations Dance Theater - Buffet Reception to follow
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Register by
phone before 12 noon on Wednesday, September 30. 717-867-6135.
Saturday Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-4p.m.
"Crossroads Peru: Documentary Photography and the art of the Platinum
Print'" hosted by Andrew Bale, professional photographer and lecturer in
art and art history at Dickinson College. Gallery Members $40;
Non-Members $45; LVC Students $15. Registration forms may be found here
. For more information, contact the Gallery at 717-867-6445 or email@example.com.
Children's Native American Craft Workshop:
Saturday, October 10, 9 - 11:30a.m.
Children will create a Native American dream catcher and enjoy a tour of
the Gallery, story session and light snacks. Ages 6 - 12 years.
Registration fee is $10 per child and includes all materials.
Pre-registration is required. Registration forms may be found here.
For more information, contact the Gallery at 717-867-6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
44th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
June 5–21, 2015
The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery is proud to showcase the art of the central Pennsylvania region in the 44th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. This LVC tradition will feature a variety of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and assemblages.
We would like to congratulate award winners from this year's exhibition:
First Place: Steve Wetzel, Clean Up in Alley Three, 2015, oil
Second Place: Evelyn Burton, Heal, 2015, silver gelatin print
Third Place: Jo Margolis, Emerging Form, 2015, ink on Arches watercolor paper
Fourth Place: Ellwood Derricks, Two People on the Beach in Cape May, 2014, acrylic
Honorable Mention: Art Harrington, Variation on Caterpillar by James Kennedy, 2014, collage
Honorable Mention: :Marie Riegle, Blessed Be the Ties That Bind, 2014, vines, barbed wire, gourds, chains
Dorothy Thayne: Presence
April 3 — May 17, 2015
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Dorothy Thayne is an iconographer as well as a painter of figure and landscape. The works in this retrospective exhibition pose the question: How can the methods of making art express the artist’s conception of life as “an interrelationship between matter and spirit?” Ranging over a period of 40 years, Thayne’s paintings are personal images of the people and places that have been a part of her life and that have served as guides in her process of becoming.
: Friday, April 10, 5 - 7 p.m.
Kapic & Lazin: Confluence
January 16 - March 15, 2015
Czech painter Pavel Kapic distills memories into abstractions using an interplay of color that evokes the baroque richness of his native Prague and the patterns of the Tuscan landscape surrounding him today. Born in Lebanon Pa., photographer Alyssia Lazin received her M.F.A. from Yale University. A former international photographic fashion model and a partner in an award winning NYC design studio, Lazin uses her camera to explore abstractions in the real world. Kapic and Lazin, a husband and wife team, provide an exciting interdisciplinary union of painting and photography.
Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos)
October 31 - December 14, 2015
This exhibition will explore the imagery connected to the Mexican celebration known as El Día de los Muertos and its relationship to conceptions of death and family heritage. We will examine the syncretism between pre-Columbian beliefs and practices and post-Spanish conquest Catholicism. The Gallery was the recipient of a 2013 President’s Innovation Fund Grant for this exhibition. Special events and workshops will be held across campus in conjunction with the exhibition.
Intersection: Painting, Drawing, and Photography
August 29-October 12, 2014
This exhibition will examine the history of the complex intersection of painting and photography. In particular, the genres of portraiture and landscape will demonstrate how the two mediums have impacted each other from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. In the nineteenth century, artists such as Fitz Henry Lane, Thomas Eakins, and Edgar Degas used photography to support their painting process, while photographers such as Peter Henry Emerson and Edward Steichen attempted to elevate photography to an art form. In the twentieth century photo-realists such as Chuck Close and Ralph Goings were directly inspired by the unique vision of the camera.
Colonization and the Collection: Selections from the Permanent Collection
July 3-August 10, 2014
43rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition
June 6-22, 2014
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, June 6, 5 - 7 p.m.
The annual Juried Art Exhibition is a well-loved Lebanon Valley College tradition that showcases the best art of the region. The exhibition features a variety of paintings, drawings, sculptures, assemblage and photographs. Awards are given for first, second, third and fourth place. Two honorable mentions are also acknowledged for their achievement.
Stacy Levy: Collaborations with Nature
April 4 - May 18. 2014
Pennsylvania based eco-artist artist Stacy Levy has created art installation projects around the world, focusing on patterns and progressions in nature. According to Levy, her site-specific installations are informed by her desire to carry on a dialogue with nature. An early installation by Levy and Winifred Lutz is the Memorial for the Pennsylvania Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor at the Capital Complex in Harrisburg. Recent temporary installations include: Bushkill Curtain, The Art of Urban Environments, Easton, Pennsylvania and Spiral Wetland, Walton Arts Center, Lake Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Arkansas. This exhibition will feature photographs from Levy’s projects, along with multi-media presentations of her installations.
A Tale of Two Cities: Eugene Atget's Paris and Berenice Abobtt's New York
January 17 - March 16, 2014
This exhibition examines the work of Eugene Atget (1857-1927) and Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), two artists who were intricately connected to each other and to the development of modern photography. After a working as a commercial seaman and a stage actor, Eugene Atget turned to photography. He was dismayed by the extent of architectural history being destroyed as Paris was being modernized, and began photographing the city’s neighborhoods, store fronts and streets. Berenice Abbott met Atget in 1925 when she worked as a darkroom assistant to Man Ray. After purchasing Atget’s glass plates and negatives from his estate when he died, it became Abbott’s life’s work to publish the work of Atget and introduce him to a larger public. She returned to New York after an eight year absence, and began a project to document the constantly changing city landscape. Her photographs, like Atget’s Paris photographs, are records of the essential character of the city.
Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction
November 1- December 15, 2013
This exhibition presents a career-spanning retrospective of works by award-winning American painter and printmaker Minna Citron (1896-1991). Citron was at the forefront of the major artistic movements of the 20th century, and experimented with cutting–edge styles and techniques from her own unique, feminist perspective. A well-known figure in the New York art world, Citron was directly connected to central figures of the foremost art movements of the time. The exhibition showcases approximately 50 paintings, prints, drawings, and mixed media constructions created during the course of the artist's more than sixty-year career.
The American Algorists: Linear Sublime
August 30 - October 20, 2013
This exhibition and its accompanying publication, curated by LVC associate professor of art history Dr. Grant Taylor, will examine the work of a group of pioneering digital artists known as the Algorists, formed in the late twentieth-century. The earliest to use computers to generate art, these four pioneers -- Jean-Pierre Hébert, Mark Wilson, Manfred Mohr, and Roman Verostko -- have made some of the greatest contributions to digital art and culture. Through their use of the computer plotter, they were able to generate the most intricate drawings ever produced. Made possible by the modern computer, the use of algorithms by these practitioners truly revolutionized the production of art. The exhibition will be held in conjunction with the college’s annual colloquium, a thematically organized series of programs which, for the 2013-14 academic year, will focus on the theme “Revolution.”
Opening Reception: Friday, August 30, 5 - 7 p.m.
Artist Talk: Algorist artists Jean-Pierre Hébert and Mark Wilson, 4 p.m.
Lecture: Algorist artist Roman Verostko, Monday, September 9, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall
Art Discussion/Colloquium: Manfred Mohr, digital art pioneer, and Dr. Grant Taylor will discuss will discuss Mohr’s early use of the computer during the culturally volatile late 1960s in Paris, where he was attacked for employing computers to create his art. Talk will be held in conjunction with the College’s annual colloquium “Revolution.” Wednesday, October 16, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall
Figure and Function: Selections from the Permanent Collection
July 5 - August 11, 2013
The human figure has endured as one of the most predominant themes in the history of artistic creation. Figure and Function: Selections from the Permanent Collection will be a survey of the various depictions of the human figure housed within the permanent collection of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. With a variety of works ranging from meticulous, realistic renderings to loose, gestural abstractions, this exhibition covers a wide range of media, aesthetic movements and cultural developments and will feature American, European, African, Asian and Inuit art. This exhibition has been curated by the gallery's spring intern, David Yasenchak, '13.
Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 5- 7 p.m.
Clyde Mills McGeary: Perspectives from and Artist-Educator
May 3 - June 23, 2013
Born and raised near Pittsburgh, Clyde McGeary’s art education began at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and continued with his MFA at Carnegie Mellon University. McGeary completed extensive post graduate work in art history, arts education, and arts management. Serving as Chief of the Arts and Sciences Division with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, his early work led to the now popular Arts in Education movement. Further, he played a leading role in the creation of the renowned Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts. His vision and leadership have won him numerous honors. McGeary has also been a guiding force in the creation of the Susquehanna Art Museum. This exhibition will be a retrospective of McGeary’s paintings and sculptures which have been exhibited widely and are included in private, corporate and university collections.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 5- 7 p.m.
Artists's Talk: Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m., Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
42nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition
April 5 - 21, 2013
The Annual Juried Art Exhibition, a Lebanon Valley College tradition, featured a variety of paintings, drawings, sculptures, assemblage and photographs.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 5-7 p.m.
Gordon Parks: Crossroads
January 18-March 17, 2013
This exhibition represents a retrospective of the photography of Gordon Parks, one of the first African American photographers to break the color barrier at a major magazine. Parks began his career working for the New Deal’s Farm Security Administration photography project under Roy Stryker with celebrated documentary photographers, such as Dorothea Lange. He was witness to vast social change over his lifetime and these images provide a survey of those changes. Beginning in 1949, when he went to work for Life magazine, he completed photo essays for more than 300 assignments. These assignments included such topics as gang warfare, a Rio slum, a poverty stricken family in Harlem, and also covered fashion and celebrities. This exhibition will be held during Black History month at the College and will be connected with on-campus events through the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Gordon Parks: Crossroads is sponsored by McNees, Wallace and Nurick LLC, the LVC Office of Multicultural Affairs, a Darrell Woomer Diversity Program Endowment grant, and contributing members of Friends of the Gallery. This exhibition is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.
Image: Gordon Parks, Emerging Man, Harlem, NY, 1943, silver gelatin print, 16x20 inches. Photo copyright Gordon Parks. Image courtesy of the Gordon Parks Foundation and Howard Greenberg Gallery.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 18, 5-7 p.m.
Lecture: Painter and photographer Adger Cowans worked with Gordon Parks and will host the lecture "A Personal View of Gordon Parks by Adger Cowans."
Thursday, February 7, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Photography Workshop: Carl Socolow, professional photographer and recipient of the 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography, will host a workshop titled "Photographing Our Times: The Lyrical in the Banal."
Saturday, February 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Participants must pre-register and pay a registration fee. $30 gallery members; $35 non-members; $15 LVC students. For more information, please contact the gallery at 717-867-6445 or email@example.com.
Social Documentary Photo Contest: In conjunction with the exhibition Gordon Parks: Crossroads, the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery is offering a Social Documentary Photo Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 9-12 and college. Cash awards will be givent to the top three entries. Award photos and honorable mentions will be displayed on the Lebanon Valley College campus. For more information, please contact the Gallery at 717-867-6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unnatural Disorder: Prints by Sue Coe
November 2 - December 16, 2012
Producing some of the most important sociopolitical artwork today, Sue Coe explores humankind’s relationship to the natural environment. Some of the topics that will be covered in the exhibition are death and destruction caused by war, apartheid, cruelty to animals, rape and the victimization of women, and corporate greed and indifference brought about by power and wealth. Her evocative prints, stylistically and emotionally, are reminiscent of the work of Francisco Goya and Kathë Kollwitz.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 5 - 7 p.m.
Lecture: Artist Sue Coe will host a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition Unnatural Disorder: Prints by
Thursday, November 29, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Monoprinting Workshop: Nancy Williams, LVC adjunct instructor of art and art education, will host a workshop on contemporary mono-printing with water-based inks.
Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
All materials will be provided. Participants must pre-register and pay a registration fee. $50 gallery members; $60 non-members; $25 LVC students. For more information, please contact the gallery at 717-867-6445 or email@example.com. A link to the registration form can be found here.
Monoprinting Workshop for Children: Saturday, November 17, 9 - 11:30 a.m.
All materials will be provided. Participants must pre-register and pay a registration fee of $10. For more information, please contact the gallery at 717-867-6445 or gallery@lvc,.edu. A link to the registration form can be found here.
A Feast for the Eyes
August 31 - October 21, 2012
This exhibition and its accompanying publication will examine the tradition of still-life painting and the importance that food has played as a perennial subject of this genre. The painting of food has fascinated artists since antiquity and their portrayals, in turn, bring to light a culture’s relationship with food. Dutch still life painting is often viewed as the as the inception of this genre and the exhibition begins with an example by Willem Kalf. Contemporary artists have pushed the boundaries on how we view food and the myriad ways it can be presented and used in the creative process. Modern and contemporary examples will include artwork by Salvador Dali, Milton Avery, Janet Fish, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and David Ligare. The exhibition will be held in conjunction with the college’s annual colloquium, a thematically organized series of programs which, for the 2012-13 academic year, will focus on the theme of happiness.
Opening Reception: Please join us for a special opening reception hosted by President Lewis Evitts Thayne and Dorothy Thayne.
Friday, August 31, 5 - 7 p.m. Admission for Gallery members is free; Non-members $10. R.S.V.P. to 717-867-6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture: John Varriano, distinguished professor emeritus from Mount Holyoke College, "Food and Wine,
Sex and Death"
Thursday, September 27, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall. This lecture is free and open to the public.
"Sweet Creations" Painting Workshop: York artist Pat Wertz, a graduate of Moore College of Art, will conduct a workshop on painting pastries and confections.
Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Participants must pre-register and pay a registration fee. Registration fee is $20 for gallery members, $25 for non-members; LVC students $15. For more information, please contact the gallery at 717-867-6445 or email@example.com.
Selections from the Permanent Collection
July 6 - August 12, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Summer Gallery Hours:
Friday, July 6, 1:4:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Karen Rich Beall and Deborah Sigel: Botanical Forms
May 4 – June 24, 2012
Both artists use experimental processes to achieve innovative sculptures related to botanical forms. LVC adjunct instructor of art Beall creates works that stylize and exaggerate these forms in a whimsical manner. Sigel's minimal works are abstractions of organic forms produced in Egyptian paste and steel.
Images: Karen Rich Beall, Hybrid (From My Trials), 2011, felted wool, cotton thread, wire, 12 x 12 x 63 in., collection of the artist; Deborah Sigel, Wisps, 2008-2012, Egyptian paste and steel, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 5–7 p.m.
Artists Talk: Karen Rich Beall and Deborah Sigel will present an artist talk in conjunction witih the exhibition Karen Rich Beall and Deborah Sigel: Botanical Forms, on Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m. in the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. This talk is free and open to the public.
41st Annual Juried Art Exhibition
April 6 – April 22, 2012
The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery is proud to showcase the art of the region in the 40th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Lebanon Valley College. This LVC tradition will feature a variety of paintings, drawings, sculpture, assemblage and photographs. The juror for this year’s show is Brant Schuller, Professor of Art at Millersville University.
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 6, 5–7 p.m.
Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture
January 20 – March 18, 2012
Notable photographer Arnold Newman is best known for his environmental portraits of some of the biggest names of the twentieth century. These notables include artists, composers, architects, photographers, those from the field of music and dance, writers, academics, and public figures. John F. Kennedy, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Jonas Salk are just a few of these well-known figures. This exhibition has been organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.
Image: Arnold Newman, Pablo Picasso, 1954, silver gelatin print, 20 x 16 in., copyright Arnold Newman/Getty Images.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 5–7 p.m. Enjoy music by the Lebanon Valley College Jazz Ensemble and special guest Dan Newman, grandson of Arnold Newman.
Lecture: Shannon Egan, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor of art and art history, Gettysburg College, " 'Artists Look Like This': Arnold Newman's Portraits"
Thursday, February 23, 5 p.m.
Zimmerman Recital Hall
This lecture is free and open to the public
Portrait Photography Workshop: Professional portrait photographer Heather Shelley will host a workshop on portrait photography.
Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Participants must pre-register and pay a participation fee. Registration fee is $25 for Gallery members; $30 for non-members; $15 for LVC students.
Registration forms may be found here. For more information, please contact the Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-867-6445.
Portrait Photography Contest: In conjunction with the exhibition Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture (January 20 - March 18), the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery is offering a Photo Portrait Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 and college. Cash awards will be given to the top three entries. Award photos and honorable mention photos will go on display on the Lebanon Valley College campus. More information and registration forms may be found here, or contact the gallery at 717-867-6445 or email@example.com.
Modernist Prints: 1900-1950
November 4 – December 18, 2011
This exhibition is comprised of artwork spanning the early modern period, a time of innovative experimentation in a rapidly changing world. It will include the work of such distinguished European artists as Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miro and the work of American artists John Marin, Arthur B. Davies and Milton Avery. This exhibition has been organized by Syracuse University Art Galleries.
Image: Fernand Leger, Composition, 1920, lithograph on brown wove paper, 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in., Syracuse University Art Galleries.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 5–7 p.m. Featuring special jazz accompaniment by Lebanon Valley College musicians G. Blake Harrison-Lane, Mark Sweeney and John Petruzzelli.
Lecture: Dr. Gerald Silk, professor of modern and contemporary art, chair of the art history department, Temple University. "Prints Matter: Themes and Variations in the Modernist Print."
Thursday, November 10, 5 p.m.
Zimmerman Recital Hall
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Monoprinting Workshop: Nancy Williams, adjunct instructor of art and art education, Lebanon Valley College, will host a workshop on contemporary mono-printing with water-based inks.
Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Participants must pre-register and pay a participation fee.
For more information, please contact the Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-867-6445.
Monoprinting Children's Workshop:
Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Materials will be provided.
Participants must pre-register and pay a participation fee.
For more information, please contact the Gallery at email@example.com or 717-867-6445.
Money, Art and the Art of Money
September 2 – October 23, 2011
This exhibition considers money as a material pleasure in art, as well as the obsession with money that transpired in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, leading to the trompe l'oeil paintings of William Harnett, Victor Dubreuil, John Frederick Peto and others. The continued interest in depictions of currency by pop and contemorary artists such as Andy Warhol and J.S.G. Boggs, are also highlighted. The exhibition is held in conjunction with Lebanon Valley College's annual colloquium.
Image: Otis Kaye, Washington and the Half Dollar, after 1929, oil on panel, 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Collection of Spanierman Gallery, New York.
Opening Reception: Please join us for a special opening reception hosted by President Stephen MacDonald and Mary Warner.
Friday, September 2, 5–7 p.m.
Admission for Gallery members is free, $10 for non-members.
R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-867-6445.
Lecture: Karen Carolan, Executive Director, Appraisal Services of the Art Dealers Association of America. "Valuing and Appraising Art for Federal Tax Purposes."
Thursday, September 29, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall
Refreshments sponsored by the Lebanon Valley College MBA program.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Trompe L'Oeil Painting Workshop: Maryland artist Eric Conklin will conduct a workshop teaching the trompe l'oeil painting method.
Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Participants must pre-register and pay a participation fee. All materials will be provided.
For more information, or to register, please contact the Gallery at email@example.com or 717-867-6445.
Trompe L'Oeil Children's Workshop:
Saturday, October 15, 9–11:30 a.m.
Participants must pre-register and pay a participation fee. All materials will be provided.
For more information, or to register, please contact the Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-867-6445.
Beverlee Lehr: Geometric Progressions
May 6 - June 27, 2011
A selection of handbuilt stoneware by regional artist Beverlee Lehr will be on display. The exhibition will focus primarily on Lehr's most recent works, specifically her eclectic square series that combines geometric and organic forms along with earth-toned and highly saturated glazes. Earlier works will also be included, revealing the artist's continued focus on diverse geometrical forms.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 2011
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m., Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
Visions of Nature: Nineteenth-Century Women Landscape Artists
January 21-March 27, 2011
This exhibition focuses on landscape painting as a genre for women artists in the United States beginning in the nineteenth century. Although landscape paintings were traditionally executed by their male counterparts, many women artists, often trained by their artist fathers, husbands, or brothers, devoted their artistic careers to the painting and etching of the American outdoors. Visions of Nature: Nineteenth-Century Women Landscape Artists will highlight a diverse group of female painters, beginning with those associated with the Hudson River School, and will trace the progression of this important genre through the early twentieth century, until World War I. The works of Sarah Cole, Mary Nimmo Moran, Minerva Chapman, Lilla Cabot Perry, M. Josephine Walters, Charlotte Buell Coman, Elizabeth Gilbert Jerome, Anna Richards Brewster, and others, will be featured.
Image: M. Josephine Walters, Hudson River Scene, before 1883, oil on canvas, 17 x 28 ins. Courtesy of the Neville-Strass Collection.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 21, 5-7 p.m.
Lecture: "American Landscape Traditions, From Pastoralism to Impressionism", Dr. Robin Veder, Associate Professor of Humanities and Art History/Visual Culture, School of Humanities, Penn State Harrisburg, Thursday, February 17, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall.
Landscape Painting Workshop: Local artist Michael Allen will lead a hands-on workshop on traditional landscape painting using oil paints, on Saturday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Painting Studio 006 of Lynch Memorial Hall. The workshop will include a basic landscape painting demonstration and information on nineteenth-century, as well as contemporary methods of landscape painting. Pre-registration is required. Please register by February 11. Registration fee is $60 for the general public, $10 for Lebanon Valley College students. Registration forms can be downloaded here. http://www.lvc.edu/gallery/documents/landscape-workshop-registration.pdf
Violet Oakley: Painting a "Palace of Art" at the Pennsylvania State Capitol
October 29-December 12, 2010
In 1902, Violet Oakley (1874-1961) was commissioned to paint the murals in the Governor's Reception Room at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, an unusual, yet extraordinary honor for a woman in the early twentieth century. Joseph Miller Huston, the Capitol's architect, was determined to create a "Palace of Art", and Oakley's murals in the Reception Room-and subsequently the Senate and Supreme Court Chambers-contributed to this ambitious project. This exhibition includes Oakley's oil studies from the Reception Room, on loan from the Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee, as well as a number of studies in oil, watercolor, charcoal and other mediums for the Senate and Supreme Court Chambers, on loan from the State Museum in Harrisburg. The works reveal Oakley's artistic process and working methods, and document her significant contributions as a mural painter.
Image: Violet Oakley, Penn's Vision "Behold My Servant Whom I Uphold He Shall Not Fail Nor Be Discouraged till He Have Set Judgment Upon The Earth," 1902-03, oil on canvas, 17 1/2 x 37 ins. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 29, 5-7 p.m.
Lecture: Patricia Likos Ricci, Associate Professor of the History of Art, Elizabethtown College, will present “Violet Oakley: The State as a Work of Art,” a lecture on Violet Oakley’s murals on Wednesday, November 17, at 5 p.m. in Zimmerman Recital Hall. Dr. Ricci is a specialist in nineteenth-century architecture and mural painting, and has published and lectured extensively on the works of Violet Oakley.
Play: "Violet Oakley Unveiled." Written by playwright Cindy Dlugolecki and performed by actress Heather Jannetta, the play recounts Violet Oakley’s remarkable commission to paint a series of murals at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, and provides insight into the private life of this artist, feminist, and political activist. Saturday, November 20, 7 p.m., Leedy Theater. Tickets: $7 for gallery members, LVC faculty and staff; $12 for general public; free for LVC students.
Ansel Adams: Early Works
August 27 - October 17, 2010
Ansel Easton Adams (1902-1984) transformed the art of photography through his technical innovations and unprecedented use of light and atmospheric effects in images of nature. Ansel Adams: Early Works includes fifty prints predominantly from the first half of Adams' career. They show the Sierra mountains, Yosemite and other natural sites that Adams photographed time and again, and that are now preserved national landmarks. The prints reveal Adams' ability to capture the purity, ephemerality, and spirituality of the American landscape, and demonstrate the photographer's life-long dedication to environmentalism and preservation of the nation's parks and wilderness. Ansel Adams: Early Works is on generous loan from art2art Circulating Exhibitions.
Members-only Opening Reception: Friday, August 27, 5-7 p.m.
Lecture: "Ansel Adams in the 1930s." Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Wednesday, September 22, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall.
Carol Galligan: In Search of the Tao
May 21 - July 11, 2010
This exhibition showcases the works of Lancaster-based artist Carol Galligan, renowned for her large-scale mixed media works. Galligan's scroll-like works focus on color and texture and are influenced by the Chinese philosophy of Daoism.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 21, 5-7 p.m.
Artist's Talk: Saturday, June 12, 10:45 a.m., Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
April 30 - May 9, 2010
The perennially popular Juried Art Exhibition features a diverse selection of paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics and other media, created by local and regional artists.
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 30, 5-7 p.m
Piranesi: The Grandeur of Ancient Rome
March 5- April 25, 2010
This splendid exhibition features over forty etchings by eighteenth-century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Many works in the exhibition are from the artist's Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome) series and demonstrate Piranesi's dramatic use of light and perspective. An etching from Piranesi's famous Carceri d'invenzione (Imaginary Prisons) series is also included. Piranesi: The Grandeur of Ancient Rome is a traveling exhibition organized by Blair-Murrah Exhibitions.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 12, 5-7 p.m.
Lecture: "Giovanni Battista Piranesi's Rome", Dr. Robin Thomas, Assistant Professor of Art History at the Pennsylvania State University. Monday, March 29, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall
Carol Brown Goldberg: Aura and the Implicate Order
January 15 - February 21, 2010
This exhibition features a selection of abstract paintings by Washington-based artist Carol Brown Goldberg. Goldberg's works explore the relationship between color, shape, movement and space. Comprised of grids of colored circles, her large canvases draw the viewer in and move the eye through and beyond the rhythm of the receding circles. The broad spectrums of colors, executed in acrylic, are intensified by the pulverized glass that Goldberg adds to her pigments, creating an effect that she compares to the twinkling cosmos at night.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 5-7 p.m.
Lecture: "Mysical Physics: Carol Brown Goldberg's Paintings", Dr. Donald Kuspit, Distinguished Professor of Art History and Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook. Monday, February 1, 7 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall
The Actor's Image: The Japan-Virginia Society Collection of
October 23 - December 13, 2009
This exhibition includes fifty-five woodblock prints created in nineteenth-century Japan. Featuring Kabuki theater and its famous actors, these prints offer a rich array of compelling images that invite viewers into the lively world of Japanese art and theatre. The ukiyo-e prints in the exhibition were all created by artists of the Utagawa school, and date from 1820-1865. The Actor's Image is a traveling exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts .
Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 5-7 p.m.
Japanese Tea Ceremony: Drew Hanson, licensesd teacher of the Urasenke Tradition of Japanese tea, will present an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony on Wednesday, October 28 at 5 p.m. in the Zimmerman Recital Hall of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery.
Lecture: "Making Pictures for the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Artists and Publishers", Dr. Julie Nelson Davis, Associate Professor of East Asian Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Wednesday, November 18, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall.
N.C. Wyeth: Storyteller
August 28 - October 11, 2009
N.C. Wyeth: Storyteller features a select grouping of important paintings by Wyeth, including works executed in preparation for book and magazine illustrations, as well as independent easel paintings. One of the most successful illustrators of all time, Wyeth studied under the foremost illustrator Howard Pyle and is best known for his illustrations in the Saturday Evening Post and for his illustrations of the Scribner's Classics, such as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Robinson Crusoe.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 28, 5-7 p.m.
Artists' Panel: "Conversations on N.C. Wyeth", Rob Evans, Randall Exxon and Dan Massad will meet to discuss the work of N.C.Wyeth. Thursday, September 10, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall
Lecture: "Landscapes by N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth", Joyce Hill Stoner, Professor, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation,Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall