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Art Gallery



The Lycoming College Art Gallery and the student-run Lycoming College Downtown Project Space are both located at 25 West Fourth Street in downtown Williamsport. Some exhibitions are housed in both spaces. Our window video gallery is viewable from outside the gallery from 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

  • Gallery Hours during exhibitions: Wednesday - Friday, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.
    On First Fridays, we are open until 9 p.m.
  • The gallery will be closed Dec. 20, 2015 - Jan. 5, 2016.

For information on our fall Artist-In-Residency, Nicole Dextras, Please visit our Visiting Artists page

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:

Dec. 4, 2015 – Feb. 19, 2016
Downtown Project Space:
Waging Life: National Juried Exhibition
Juried by students in Curatorial Practices class. Reception Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, 5-9 p.m.

The definition of the working class is constantly in flux, and can change according to the individual views and experiences of people from a variety of racial, socioeconomic, generational, and geographical sectors. Despite the gilded concept of the “American Dream,” much of the population fails to ever reach their career and life goals. However, happiness, family, and life are still experienced. This exhibition explores and challenges definitions of the working class and opens a dialogue about America’s class structure.

Artists:

Lino Azevedo, Brian Gaither, Jesse Hazel
Elsie Hill, Ashley Hoffman, Daniel Johnson
Jeremy Kiracofe, Harry Longstreet, Ann Mansolino
Dan Rule, Susan Smith, Aaron Turner
Mark Zimmerman

Jan. 22-Feb. 19, 2016
Sanh Brian Tran: BóNG LẠI CÁI (FEMININE SHADOW)
Reception: Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, 5-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.

“Bóng lại cái” is a derogatory term for gay men in the Vietnamese language and translates to “feminine shadow” or “shadow of a girl.”  In this collection of self-portraits, Bóng Lại Cái, Sanh Brian Tran takes queer identity out of the shadows, creating characters that satirize constructed archetypes of masculinity and femininity.

Sanh Brian Tran was the first person in his immigrant Vietnamese family to join the ranks of the white-collar worker.  He broke his first-generation parents’ hearts by quitting his attorney profession in San Francisco to become a self-taught photographer in rural central Pennsylvania.  Influenced by his background, he explores themes of identity and class through fashion and taste culture.
For more information, please visit Tran's website.

Feb. 26-Mar. 25, 2016
Aaron Hughes: Artist Residency Project
Reception: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, 5-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.

From the companies involved, to the communities most impacted, to the underpinning economic and political interests, there is a haunting mirroring between wars and occupations abroad, and resource extraction here in the United States. Resource Wars is a collaborative residency and exhibition by artist, activist, and Iraq War veteran Aaron Hughes that explores the relationship between resource extraction in Pennsylvania and wars abroad. Hughes will be an artist in residence at Lycoming College in February, creating a collaborative wall installation with Lycoming College students and local artists. The gallery will also exhibit four Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative print portfolios highlighting the issues of war, resource depletion, and climate change: Resourced, War is Trauma, We are the Storm, and Celebrate People’s History: Iraq Veterans Against the War.

In 2003 Hughes was in college when he was called to active duty and deployed to Kuwait and Iraq as a truck driver with the Illinois National Guard. Hughes received an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University and works with art, veteran, and activist organizations. Aaron Hughes will be Artist-in-Residence at Lycoming College in February.
For more information, please visit Hughes' website.

April 1-May 7, 2016
Senior Show
Reception Friday, April 1, 2016, 5-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 6:30 p.m.
Juror: Richard Rinehart

Richard Rinehart is Director and Chief Curator of the Samek Art Gallery & Downtown Art Gallery at Bucknell University. He has served as Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and as curator at New Langton Arts and for the San Jose Arts Commission. He juried for the Rockefeller Foundation, Rhizome.org, and others. Richard has taught courses on art and new media at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Art Institute and elsewhere. He has lead NEA and NEH-funded national research projects on new media, art, preservation, and museums and he is currently working on a book for MIT Press on preserving digital culture. He served on the boards of the Berkeley Center for New Media, New Langton Arts, and the Museum Computer Network.

Senior Show: 2015 · 2014 · 2013 · 2012
Gallery Schedule Archive: 2014-15 · 2013-14 · 2012-13 · 2011-12

Gallery Submissions

To submit work for consideration for a Gallery Exhibition:
Contact Rose DiRocco-Hodges, Gallery Director, dirocco@lycoming.edu, 570-321-4002