Exhibition of Local Artists' Work Opens in College Gallery

Published 05.31.2013

The Gallery at Penn College

Award-winners, from left, are: Jeremiah Johnson, honorable mention for "Fertile"; John McKaig, second place for "Saints Never Surrender I"; Casey Gleghorn, honorable mention for "After the Long Ride Home"; Jackie Thomas, honorable mention for "I Have More Rights Inside the Pueblo; I Have More Rights Outside the Pueblo (New Mexico Series)"; Penny Young Miller, honorable mention for "Library Wall"; Theresa Crowley Spitler, honorable mention for "Low Country Light"; Gary Steele, third place for "Steps to Wonder"; and Howard Tran, first place for "Hanh Trinh."The top prize went to Howard Tran's sculpture, which used burlap and an interactive element (videos) inside.Guests talk with artist Jackie Thomas (right) over her work, "Mammillaria Theresae With Radial Spines."A fiber work, "Triangulate #5," by artist Jackie ThomasAmong the honorably mentioned pieces was Penny Young Miller's installation created with cards from a library catalog."Art Alive!" – a juried exhibition featuring the work of two dozen Lycoming County artists – opened Thursday with a reception and awards presentation in The Gallery at Penn College. The exhibit, which continues through June 28, is free and open to the public. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday (closed Saturday and Monday). The photos above were taken by Whitnie-Rae Mays, student photographer, who has assembled hundreds of her images into a unique recap of opening night: