Lycoming College professor to curate local art exhibition

Lycoming College professor to curate local art exhibition

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College assistant professor of art, Seth Goodman, will curate “Outside In,” an art exhibition at Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St. The show, which begins with an opening reception Friday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m., also will feature Lycoming visiting assistant professor of art, Michael Darough, as well as Anthony Cervino, Greg McLemore, Lawrence Charles Miller and Kimberly Witham. It will be on display until Dec. 22.

After Converge Gallery director, Casey Gleghorn, asked him to assemble an exhibition for the month of November, Goodman knew that he wanted to base the show around the best work he could secure. He began by selecting McLemore’s “Baltimore House Painter Falls from a Ladder,” a piece that Goodman describes as “a tour de force multi-panel oil painting that depicts several versions of McLemore engaged in a battle of tragic circumstance and folly.”

With this painting as a starting point, it made sense that Darough, who has made a series of photo collages that show two versions of himself – him and an imaginary twin – would be asked to participate as well.

“Part of the genius behind Michael’s work is both selves are indistinguishable from each other, forcing the viewer to contemplate questions about the authenticity of identity and the uniqueness of individual perception,” Goodman said.

Converge Gallery has featured the art of several Lycoming professors, students and alumni in the past and, according to Goodman, “Outside In” will do more to nurture the relationship between the gallery and the college.

“With two Lyco professors involved and the 80-plus art students attending the opening reception, it should be a continuation of the bridge Casey Gleghorn has tried to form with the college,” Goodman said.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.