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Lycoming College alumnus Joshua Troxler '12 has organized an art show featuring several Lycoming students at Alabaster Coffee Roaster and Tea Company, 410 Pine St. The opening reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. and the exhibit will be on display until Dec. 5.
The featured students are seniors Ethan Bierly, Tori Cox, Stephanie Engle, Amaraja Sholder, Jehiel Boner and Christina Moliterno; juniors Faith Emrich, Matthew Amendolara and Emily Schumann; sophomores Bryan McGinnis, Elizabeth Hughes and Leah Handwerk; and freshmen Geena Woodley and Joseph Troxler.
Joshua wanted to organize the art show partially to connect more students with downtown Williamsport.
"I love the Lycoming College art department, Alabaster and Williamsport," he said. "As a former student, I am shocked at how many students at Lyco never venture downtown."
The idea for the exhibition was hatched last year, when Joshua, who is curator for Alabaster, talked to the Lycoming art department about reserving two months at the coffee shop for students each year. Seth Goodman, assistant professor of art, fully supported the plan and told students to choose original artworks for Joshua to review.
"There is so much work coming out of Lyco that it was overwhelming -- in a good way," Joshua said. "I personally love all the work that was selected, as did the faculty of the Lycoming College art department. I can't wait to have it all up."
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.