Friedman Art Gallery highlights students' artwork

LEHMAN, Pa. — More than 40 Penn State Wilkes-Barre students have submitted original art pieces for the Student Art Show to be held through March 30 in the Friedman Art Gallery on campus. It will give visitors the opportunity to take a look at how some students choose to express themselves through their artwork. The exhibition is free and open to the campus and public.

The exhibit features artwork by students from two courses. INART 001 Perceiving the Arts class will display their interpretations of the Bob Ross painting, “Winter’s Grace,” from the “Painting with Bob Ross” class project. Students in the ARTH 112 Renaissance Through Modern course have submitted their collages created during their Modern Art: Creative Collages project that allowed class members to create their own interpretations of randomly chosen topics using photos, materials, and resources that were provided.

In INART 001, students develop critical perception, knowledge, and judgments through an examination of the basic concepts common among the arts. The ARTH 112 course surveys Renaissance, Baroque, Rococco, Romantic, Modern and Contemporary art, with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, and graphic arts.

Student Art Show will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, through March 31. The Friedman Art Gallery lies within the Nesbitt Academic Commons on the bottom floor and gives students and local artists to display their work or show their private collections.

There will be a reception for the artists, campus students, faculty and staff at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The reception is also open to the public and will feature original poetry readings from faculty and students in the English 50 – Introduction to Creative Writing class. Guests are encouraged to stay after the readings for light refreshments and are welcome to bring their original pieces to read.