Artists’ tour ties up exhibition’s limitless threads
An artists’ tour closed the exhibition and featured 18 artists sharing insights into their works and creative processes.
“Over 70 people enjoyed the opportunity to meet the artists, ask questions, and learn more about the artists and the work on display during the artists’ tour last week,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. “I am so thankful to the 18 artists who were able to attend the event and speak about their work. This was the perfect end to this spectacular exhibition.”
Artists who participated in the closing event: Meredith Eachus Armstrong, of Danville; Margaret Black, of Boswell; Marni Bowen, of Fleetwood; Libby Cerullo, of Elverson; Jean Downing, of Bloomsburg; M. Camille Eaton Romig, of Barto; Susan Ball Faeder, of Lewisburg; Andrea Finch, of Chambersburg; Dorothy Gerring, of Montoursville; Stacy Hortner, of Allentown; Susan Leonard, of Wynnewood; Sara Mika, of Catawissa; Sue Reno, of Bethel Park; Michael Ross, of New Hope; Cecilia Rusnak, of Centre Hall; Kim Svoboda, of New York, New York; Paula Swett, of Lewisburg; and Sharon Wall, of Altoona.
“Textiles in Translation” showcased 41 works by 35 Pennsylvania regional members of Studio Art Quilt Associates.
Among the gatherings that took place during the course of the exhibition were two artists’ roundtable discussions and an experiential visit by youngsters from the college’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center.
Although the exhibition has now closed, it can still be viewed online. A catalog featuring artwork and artist biographies is also offered as an online resource.
– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor
Gallery-goers engage in conversation …
… and artistic discovery.
Susan Leonard shares the poignant personal story behind her piece, “Broken Circles.”
Michael Ross takes guests on a journey of his colorful creation of abstract artistry.
Guests are transfixed as Paula Swett discusses memory, loss, fragility and strength – the underpinnings of her fabric forays.
Margaret Black’s two abstract quilts (in the foreground and background) bring dynamic dashes of color to the space. (Gallery Director Penny Griffin Lutz listens at right.)
Cecilia Rusnak shares the layered story of her piece, “Sgraffiti.”
Listening to a question on her work, “The Sacred Combs of Empress Jingu,” is Susan Ball Faeder.
Motioning to her piece, “Legend,” Marni Bowen offers insights into her newfound craft of quilting.
Dressed similarly to the attire in her creation, Libby Cerullo reviews her thoughts behind “Peers,” one of her works in a series exploring women as trees.
The beauty and fragility of nature are explored by artist Sue Reno.
Meredith Eachus Armstrong (far left), who also served as the exhibition’s curator, speaks to a rapt audience.
A librarian from Berks County, artist M. Camille Eaton Romig (at center) is right at home in Madigan Library and The Gallery at Penn College.
Penn College’s own Dorothy Gerring, associate professor of architectural technology, interweaves her love of design, texture, color and story.