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.
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.
Venessa Lechler graduated summa cum laude in 2011 with degrees in painting, generalist art, and K-12 PA teaching certification. She teaches art at Montoursville Area High School.
“The Seafaring series is inspired by scouring through a lot of sailor illustrations. I became captivated with how other artists rendered facial expressions and weathered appearance. After creating an initial Valentine, I continued drawing sailors. Over time they have morphed into depictions of actual people portrayed as sailors.”
Bill Mauro graduated in 2011 with degrees in Creative Writing and Painting and works as a web developer and graphic designer.
“The paintings in the show are more likely than not a reaction to working in the very structured world of web development and corporate design. Grid systems are commonplace, designs are expected to look identical over a wide range of devices and dimensions, and deadlines are always nigh.”
Mark Anderman graduated from Lycoming College in 1975. Mark is a fine art and a commercial photographer and President/Owner of The Wild Studio in Williamsport.
“Form, texture and balance seem to be unconscious themes that have followed me through the years. In my early work with traditional film and printmaking, I always enjoyed the manipulative techniques in making a final print. I still enjoy simply watching light transform objects and places and recording these personal moments.”
Sara Mika Sara graduated summa cum laude in 2001, receiving the Faculty Award for Achievement in Fine Art. Sara works as an independent fiber artist under the moniker Mock Pie Studio.
"My artistic process often begins as a reaction to something I’ve seen, heard, or read that unconsciously triggers my mind to make correlations that beg to be expressed visually. Needle and thread bring these ideas to life. Sexuality, reproduction, body image and the emotions of the human experience are themes in my work. I’m at ease in my skin and I strive to live unfiltered, giving my mind free rein to interpret the world."
Meredith Grimsley, Fiber Art
"Acknowledging a sense of grief and gratitude in daily life, each work reveals a meditation from which my spiritual identity emerges. I am in pursuit of truth. My yearning leads me to the indelible mark of the stitch. I contemplate pivotal experiences which permanently alter a person’s life and path. Through both unsettling and alluring imagery, I reveal the psychological impact of trauma and family dysfunction. Each generation within a family inherits not only genetics but, patterns of behavior. My work discusses a balance between beauty and distortion and the endurance of the human spirit."
Meredith Grimsley teaches Fabric Design at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Her work, including wearable art, installation, performance, two-dimensional and three dimensional forms, has been shown in numerous national and international venues in solo and group exhibitions.
Ron Lambert, Installation, Video, Sculpture
"The places we inhabit reflect our lives. They tell the story of how we push our way forward to feel secure and comfortable. The struggle to keep these places healthy consumes a large part of our time. The pieces I have been making over the past few years can be seen as portraits. They represent my fears and anxieties about how fragile this protective shell is. I see the sculptures like specimens of sick dwellings. Like a doctor would remove an infected area from our body, these architectural elements are the removed from the home. The home, the body looking for wellness, looking to protect.
Ron Lambert investigates the intersection between psychology and the environment. Ron is currently an assistant professor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He has shown his work in galleries nationally, and his videos have been screened internationally including the Crosstalk Video Festival in Budapest Hungary, and the Sanluan Yishu project in Beijing China."
To submit work for consideration for a Gallery Exhibition:
Contact Rose DiRocco-Hodges, Gallery Director, email@example.com, 570-321-4002