Past Exhibits

"Viet Nam/Cambodia" by Lynn Estomin in the Photography Gallery


Việt Nam/Cambodia features a selection of b/w, color and hand-colored images honoring the people, culture and landscape of Southeast Asia. The images were taken on two trips: one to Vietnam and Cambodia in 2006 and one to Vietnam in 2016. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the changes in Southeast Asia over the past ten years and hopefully will encourage discussion of globalization.

Bio: Lynn Estomin is a videographer, photographer and interactive media artist who creates art that speaks to social issues. As an artist dealing with political subjects, she is interested in human stories and what they tell us about society. Her latest installation project, Shame, includes the video Fashion To Die For, photographs, sculpture, mixed media art and the website, A Stitch In Time (www.lycoming.edu/textile). Shame draws on Estomin’s own experience as a garment worker and organizer. Estomin is currently completing a feature lengh documentary on photographer Patrick Nagatani.
Estomin’s award-winning video documentaries have screened at film festivals internationally and broadcast nationally on PBS. Her web art won awards from Adobe Corporation, The Webby Awards, Canadian Web Association, Golden Globe Awards and Cool Site of the Day. Her photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Estomin's work is part of 65 public and private collections. She has received grants and fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Art Matters Inc., Cincinnati Commission on the Arts, Kodak Corporation, Ilford Corporation, Sony Corporation, SIGGRAPH, the Luce Foundation and the Women's Film Project. Lynn Estomin is a Professor of Art at Lycoming College in PA, where she teaches digital art and design.

Website: www.lynnestomin.com

Photography Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Nov 3
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Nov 26
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"Painting What We Feel: a Collection of Abstract Works of Art"


"Painting What We Feel: a Collection of Abstract Works of Art"

Artists in the show: Centre County artists include Jean Forsberg, Melinda Harr Curley, Nancy Toepfer, and Susan Graham. Other geographic regions are represented by Holly Rae Taylor of Vermont, Karin Kreuser of Bremen, Germany, and Donald Charles Karwelis of Orange County, California.

Abstract Art can be defined has art work created to achieve its effect without representing external reality but rather using shapes, textures, colors, and brush strokes to convey a message. Abstract Art is bold and energetic focusing on expressive freedom. The works can invoke a variety of reactions from viewers. Some are mesmerizing and others stimulate a thrilling experience. Works included in this show have been created on canvas, some on glass and others on paper.
"Must we not then renounce the object altogether, throw it to the winds and instead lay bare the purely abstract?", Vasily Kandinsky, 1911.

Artistic independence became a reality during the early years of the 20th century. Although some early 20th Century American and European artists like Kandinsky are credited with first presenting Abstract Art, much of the art of earlier cultures are abstract forms. Decorations on pottery, ceremonial masks, textiles, wall and rock inscriptions and paintings are simple, geometric, and bold abstract representations, which might have had symbolic purpose.

This exhibition demonstrates that abstraction occurs in a continuum; some works include geometric forms and figures while other works defy the inclusion of any recognizable form.

Windows Gallery - 1st Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Sep 29
thru
Nov 26
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Francine Jones in the Sieg Gallery


Artist Statement: Have you ever really looked at the sky of the trees and fields that surround us. I never really looked either before I started painting. Now I see the beauty that's right there in front of me and it's astounding. I want to express that on paper. I love the way watercolor gives me wonderful surprises. Nature's shadows and a feeling of distance are favorites of mine.

Bio: I have been drawing since I was a teenager. Winning an art competition early on really sparked my interest. Of course, life is there to put our fun aspirations "on hold" as we work and raise our children. Upon retirement with more time to devote to art, I continued with my graphite drawing and filled many a sketchbook. Three years ago, I started taking watercolor classes at the Art Alliance in Lemont and fell in love with this medium. Classes are a wonderful way to connect with other artists as well. The sharing of our experiences, techniques and the camaraderie is wonderful. Also, those sketchbooks proved invaluable as I had a collection of value studies at my fingertips. So, all that we do along the way will eventually help with our passion. Last year I started plein air painting and this activity is so enjoyable. Painting in the natural environment is not only rewarding, but quite the learning experience. It helps you to paint faster as the light and shadows are constantly changing. Taking photographs of our local sites also helps a great deal with studio work. Using photographs is a good way to improve composition skill as I use "artistic license" to eliminate, add or move elements.
Wet into wet technique is one I incorporate quite often in my work. Distant trees, land and subsequent layering are so effective. Sometimes I sketch out light guidelines and other times I “draw” with the paintbrush. Sketching beforehand helps me to simplify the “busyness” out of my photos. Other times I don’t plan at all, just to see what will happen.
I would like to thank my teacher, Lena Thynell for encouraging me in my plein air painting and Alice Kelsey for inspiring me to go beyond just paper surfaces and utilize texture.

Sieg Gallery - 1st Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Nov 3
thru
Nov 26
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