2022-23 Exhibitions

Sep 08

Lynden Cline

Unavoidable Intimacy

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Sep 08

Elle Cee

The Carnival
GALLERY LOBBY

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Oct 25

Geometric Aljamía

A Cultural Transliteration

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Jan 17

John Singletary

Through Lines / Fault Lines

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Apr 07

Architecture & Sustainable Design

Senior Capstone Projects

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Apr 27

Graphic Design 2023

Senior Portfolio Exhibition

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Jun 01

100 Miles

The 2023 Regional Juried Exhibition

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2022 Exhibit Dates
Sep 08 To Oct 12
Artist Talk
Sep 15
5 PM

Every day you have to abandon your past or accept it, and then, if you cannot accept it, you become a sculptor.
– Louise Bourgeois

Lynden Cline’s work centers around identity after a past filled with chaotic and confusing family situations. Her choice of medium, steel, speaks to her with its energy and strength, and proves to be an effective vehicle to narrate her dark history. While the viewer first sees recognizable forms, such as chairs and beds, these objects hold secrets and mysterious themes. Cline’s physical act of translating her feelings into a structure is part of her process: it takes strength from her and gives her strength in return. She is often overwhelmed by the reaction people have to her work, never thinking work so personal and full of feelings could touch others.

Focused primarily on sculpture, Lynden Cline has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in many major cities. An active member of various art and community associations, she served as President of the Washington Sculptors Group, and has taught at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. In addition to making and exhibiting fine art, she developed Creativity Grows On Trees (But Trees Need Strong Roots), a program providing artists and others with strategies, tools, and fundamentals to connect with their creativity. In 2020, Cline founded Artists As Activists, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to distribute provocative art about the social issues of the day to stimulate dialogue, raise consciousness, and advocate change.

Virtual Exhibit
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2022 Exhibit Dates
Sep 08 To Oct 12
Gallery Lobby

This exhibit appears in the lobby.

Gallery Lobby

Drawn to photography during the isolation of COVID-19, Elle Cee was enthralled by the spontaneity of the medium and the ability to capture familiar objects from unusual perspectives. Cee’s work reflects the brilliant colors and moody darks. These qualities were perfect for capturing the powerful structures of carnival rides, an up-one-day and gone-the-next surprise on the landscape.

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2022 Exhibit Dates
Oct 25 To Dec 02
Artist Talk
Nov 10
5 PM

Closed November 23 – 28

Since ancient times, geometric perfection (circle, square, and triangle) has been thought to convey sacred and secular truths by reflecting the fractal interconnections of the natural world. The artists in Geometric Aljamía: a Cultural Transliteration explore geometry as a fundamental aspect of art and as a way to communicate universal ideas across cultures. Aljamía is a medieval Spanish word that refers to Romance languages written in Arabic script. This transliteration contributed to the dissemination of the Arabic language and Islamic influences throughout the Iberian Peninsula and beyond. By understanding the arts as a transliteration of one form of thinking to another and addressing the fundamental patterns embedded in visual art, Geometric Aljamía revisits the ongoing impact of Islamic art, science, and philosophy throughout the world today.

The papercut installations use sacred geometry to blend subtle imperfection with structured repetition. Wall tracings and motifs are inspired by Islamic tilework, Koran Illumination Tehzip patterns in the Ottoman style, or Islamic miniatures attributed to the Behzad School of Illumination. In the drawings, linear perspective is employed as a metaphor for Western Civilization. The shared artistic and intellectual interests of these six artists speak to the larger hybrid relationship that the West shares with the Middle East, and especially with the Golden Age of Islamic Civilization.

  • Jorge Benitez
  • Reni Gower
  • Julia Townsend
  • and others
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2023 Exhibit Dates
Jan 17 To Mar 22
Artist Talk
Feb 09
5 PM

Closed March 5 – 12

Transcending the limitations of the photographic medium, John Singletary creates multi-disciplinary installation experiences. Photographs are animated through synchronized state-of-theart organic LED panels, which serve as large format electronic canvases. Included in the exhibition is Anahata, an immersive experience that explores human relationships and their connection to the divine. Using an open-spectrum camera in a purpose-built, UV light studio, choreographed movements by dancers were captured to produce dream-like images steeped in archetypal symbolism, mythology and mysticism.

John Singletary is a photographer and multimedia artist based in Philadelphia, PA. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from The University of the Arts. His work has been collected by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Center for Fine Art Photography as well as other institutional and private collections. He has exhibited at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, LGTripp Gallery, James Oliver Gallery, Sol Mednick Gallery and The Delaware Contemporary. His work has been reviewed or featured in Lenscratch, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Od Review, Movers and Makers (WHYY), and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Singletary is a contributing writer for The Photo Review.

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2023 Exhibit Dates
Apr 07 To Apr 16
Reception
Apr 07
4–6 PM

Closed Sunday, April 9

Architecture & Sustainable Design features the projects of students’ architectural design work in their final year of study at Penn College. Each graduating senior was tasked with the design and development of a significant building in an urban setting. Students will present design process drawings, 3D models, and computer renderings depicting their comprehensive individual solutions.

The Penn College architecture programs have a long history and a strong reputation. Associate and bachelor’s degree graduates have gone on to pursue graduate studies at prestigious universities as well as attain employment in architecture, engineering, and construction companies across the US. These graduates are well-versed in sustainability, design, and technical knowledge and make significant contributions to the built environment and the field of architecture.

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2023 Exhibit Dates
Apr 27 To May 05
Reception
Apr 28
4–6 PM

Graphic Design 2023 is an annual exhibition displaying the best design, illustration, and web design work of graphic design majors in their final semester of study at Penn College. For the exhibition, design faculty select the top works developed by each student within their time at Penn College. The exhibition gives students a chance to present their work in marketing, branding, packaging, advertising, and design to industry professionals and the community.

Penn College graphic design students have consistently earned recognition through their submissions to regional, national, and international advertising design competitions, particularly in the student category of the AAF American Advertising Awards and AIGA Blue Ridge’s Flux Student Design Competition.

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2023 Exhibit Dates
Jun 01 To Jul 20
Reception
Jun 04
2–5 PM

Closed July 2 – 5

100 Miles will showcase the diversity and quality of regional art and celebrate the artistic talent of Pennsylvania artists working in a variety of media. The first regional juried exhibition featuring artists living within 100 miles of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was held in 2018; the show included over 60 works of art by both emerging and established contemporary artists. The 2023 exhibition invites artists living within this radius to submit work to be juried by Elizabeth Gourlay.

Elizabeth Gourlay, Juror

After a fellowship at the Yale/Norfolk Summer School of Music and Art, Elizabeth went on to receive a BA with First Class Honors from Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland and an MFA in Painting from Yale University School of Art. Her work has been shown extensively throughout the United States and she is the recipient of numerous residencies, fellowships and awards including two Individual Artists Grants from the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

Gourlay’s work has been written about in The New Criterion, Painters’ Table, Gorky’s Granddaughter, and In Their Studios, to name a few. Gourlay’s work is shown nationally and internationally, most notably at The Drawing Center, MASS MoCA, The Cummings Arts Center at Connecticut College, The Hecksher Museum of Art, and The Widener Gallery at Trinity College. Her work is represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Kent, CT, and IdeelArt, Paris, France. She teaches Applied Color in Continuing Ed at The Rhode Island School of Design.

Call for Entries

Artists working in all media and living within 100 miles of Williamsport, Pennsylvania are invited to apply for the 2023 Regional Juried Exhibition. Form will be live February 1, 2023. Deadline to apply is February 28.

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