Gallery at Penn College Announces ‘People’s Choice’ Winner

Published 11.16.2016

The Gallery at Penn College

Artist Amanda McCavour’s large-scale embroidery installation titled “Accumulate” has been named the winner of the People’s Choice award from the “Take Ten” exhibition held at The Gallery at Penn College this fall.

The Toronto-based artist will receive a $500 cash prize.

A special 10th-anniversary exhibition, “Take Ten” featured works from 25 past exhibiting artists representing each of the gallery’s 10 years. For the six and a half weeks of the exhibit, visitors were encouraged to vote for their favorite work of art on a computer stationed in the gallery.

“Visitors were impressed by the variety of media and the high quality of the work created by the 25 artists included in the Take Ten exhibition,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. ”We were pleased with the number of visitors that attended the show and celebrated this milestone with us.”

Amanda McCavour’s large-scale embroidery installation, “Accumulate,” is the recipient of the People’s Choice award from the “Take Ten” exhibit held at The Gallery at Penn College. McCavour’s installation, measuring 10 feet by 10 feet by 10 feet, featured three-dimensional, bloom-like forms referencing silk flowers, Spirograph drawings and underwater creatures.

The artist exhibited at The Gallery at Penn College in the winter of 2015 and led an embroidery workshop for regional fabric artists. That show, titled “Line: Drawn and Stitched,” featured 2-D wall pieces and 3-D installations exploring connections to home and the fibers of the body.

The current gallery exhibit, “Connected by Stitch,” features a collection of fiber-based artwork by Pennsylvania regional members of Studio Art Quilt Associates. It is on display through Dec. 8.

Located on the third floor of Madigan Library, the gallery is open 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays; 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The gallery will be closed Nov. 23-27.

In addition to serving as an educational resource for Pennsylvania College of Technology students and a cultural asset to the college and community, the gallery is dedicated to promoting art appreciation through exhibitions of contemporary art.

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