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Lycoming College will host an Art Faculty Exhibition from Dec. 2-17 in the College's Art Gallery in Snowden Library. An artists' reception and gallery talk will be held Dec. 2 from 4-5:30 p.m.
Lynn Estomin, professor of art, will show images from two on-going projects "Wall Murals" documents the artwork found on urban wall murals in the U.S. and abroad. "Landscapes of the Mind" examines the juxtaposition of natural and man-made environments to emphasize the fragile relationship between humanity and nature.
Seth Goodman, assistant professor of art, will exhibit work made during a six-week artist residency at a gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. The work examines cultural expressions of identity as it relates to American social class. The painted imagery is meant to test the viewer's assumptions and tolerance toward particular lifestyle choices and interests that are both commonplace and objectionable.
Leah Bedrosian Peterson, assistant professor of communication, will display "Erasure," a project comprised of photographs and videos taken during her recent travels to South East Asia. Peterson documented villages and cities in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam over a two-month period. "Erasure" references the changes in the local traditional culture and the changes to the landscape that are occurring as the third-world nations are being influenced by Western culture.
O. Gustavo Plascencia, visiting assistant professor of art, will show "Capricious Tales," a series of images that talk of the duality – and sometimes conflict – between domesticity and utilitarianism, personal and communal, and self and society. Many of the stories depicted in the images are based on family interactions and kitchen stories. The kitchen is such an important place in many houses; it seems to be the nucleus of the family. "Capricious Tales" is a series of metaphors of family secrets, personal struggles and shared experiences – both in public and private places.
Kimberly Rhone is a part time instructor of photography at the College.
Kathy Sterngold, part-time instructor of art, is exhibiting several wheel-thrown stoneware bottles and some slab-built vase forms.
Howard Tran, assistant professor of art, was inspired by his recent sabbatical in Vietnam. His work explores class stratification, decadence vs. simplicity, and economic complexities in a changing society. Tran experiments with combining video and sculpture.
Leah Bedrosian Peterson