Whose Art Is It Anyway?

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Student Art from the Past

This exhibit features artworks by students enrolled in past Penn State Wilkes-Barre art courses—both in the recent past and long ago. Some artworks were created by students more than 25 years ago.

Students in ARTH 112: Art & Music History—Renaissance through Modern Times, taught by Jonathan Pineno, studied various modern art and painting techniques. The class members discussed environmental art and utilized recycled materials to create art. With recycled hubcaps, plastic bottle caps, recycled cardboard, paint, and glue, class members prepared a unique piece of creative art.

Students in INART 001: Perceiving the Arts, also taught by Jonathan Pineno, studied various artworks and painting techniques. These students incorporated techniques from paintings by well-known professional artist Bob Ross and created their own interpretations while following the painting instructions provided by the artist.

Many artworks in this exhibit can be attributed to specific artists from recent art classes. However, in 2019 the art gallery curators discovered hundreds of stored paintings, drawings, and photographs that were submitted as assignments for previous art and photography classes dating back to the late 1990s. We are proud to share some of these hidden gems from this artistic cache.

For this reason, many artworks in the exhibit cannot be specifically attributed to the original artists. Do you know previous students who took art classes at Penn State Wilkes-Barre? Come and help us solve the mystery of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre artists: “Whose Art Is It Anyway?”