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Art Gallery 2015-16


Lawrence Charles Miller

Lawrence Charles Miller: A Retrospective Look

July 23- Sept 5, 2015
Reception Sept 4, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 6:30 p.m.

The human figure is the given in Miller's visual equations. He creates pictures that imply their own fiction, making pictures within and about pictures. He is known for his sense of humor, which is often evident in his art. Lawrence Charles Miller has exhibited extensively across the United States, including exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, as well as exhibition abroad in Wales, Tijuana, and San Paulo. His work is in the permanent collection of MOMA in New York City; MOMA in Wales, UK; MuBE, Sao Paulo; LACMA, Los Angeles; and Fluxus Museum in Texas. Miller is represented by Converge Gallery in Williamsport, PA.

More Info: Miller's website

Nicole Dextras

Nicole Dextras: A-Dressing the Future

Sept. 11 – Oct. 10, 2015
Artist Reception: Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk 5 p.m.

The A-Dressing the Future series looks at the worlds of adornment and language in a dystopian scenario of survivors, where the fragility of life is more evident, words melt and grow while the need for beautification and status persists. This work questions our dependency on language and our conviction of its certainty. It also dresses the survivors of this dystopian future in plant-based garments that epitomize the resourcefulness of future creatives in the face of material shortages.

This series of photographs is the culmination of 10 years of ephemeral installations and photography that values the pathos in decay. The photographs are arranged to simulate a magazine layout but the columns of text have been left blank. This is the work of a mad editor who decides to revive the printed page into a post apocalyptic montage of images.

Dextras was an Artist-In-Residence at Lycoming College September 20-27, 2015. Her art practice is based in social interventions and environmental installation, rooting nature to our everyday urban experience. She has exhibited her work in widely in Canada, the USA, Europe and in Asia. Recent projects include the Landesgarten Show in Germany, the Eco Art Fest in Toronto, WinterJourney art residency in Banff and Ego-Eco at the Begovich Gallery in California.

More Info: Dextras' website.

Roger Shipley

Jon Bogle and Roger Shipley: Retrospective

Oct. 21 – Nov. 20, 2015
Artists Reception Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, 5-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.

In conjunction with Homecoming 2015, the Lycoming College Art Gallery was pleased to present a retrospective exhibition, showcasing 50 years of creative work by Professors Emeriti, Jon Bogle and Roger Shipley. Both artists continue to produce artwork, exhibit, and draw national attention in retirement.

Jon Bogle

Jon Bogle did his MFA graduate work in sculpture at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. He taught sculpture, figure modeling, and drawing at Lycoming for 26 years. Bogle has exhibited his work widely, including exhibitions in Rome, Italy, Kyoto, Japan, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Santa Fe, and San Francisco. His commissioned/public works include: Weather Vane sculpture for the Roberto Clemente Playground, Philadelphia, PA; Aluminum Wall Relief sculpture, for the Corporate Headquarters of Reliance Insurance Company, Philadelphia, PA; Cast Aluminum Fountain sculpture for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, Philadelphia, PA; and Paley Library Courtyard at Temple University, Philadelphia PA.

The diversity of my works in this retrospective is the result of having a charmed life as an artist. Because I was secured by my teaching, I could always follow my enthusiasms. Whenever I felt my work growing stale, I would move to the new interest. These shifts were sometimes quite radical. There are two constants, however, all my works explore natural structures, and reflect my desire to know how things work.

Jon Bogle

Roger Shipley studied at the American School of Art at Fontainebleau, France, and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Roger taught two dimensional art at Lycoming for 43 years. Shipley's exhibitions include the 49th through 64th Cleveland Museum of Art May Shows; Jewish Museum of Art, NYC; Milwaukee Art Center; San Francisco Museum of Art; Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH; and a solo show at William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg.

More Info: Shipley's website

I am interested in expressing myself artistically in a variety of media. I use acrylic Plexiglas, cast bronze, and cast marble for my sculpture. Both the Plexiglas and bronze pieces involve an interrelationship between primary forms and organic flow patterns moving through and across surfaces. My two dimensional work utilizes the female figure and the land and seascape. My current work shows my fascination with the intricacies of nature.

Roger Shipley

Art Gallery: Lycoming Art Faculty Show

Dec. 4 - Dec. 11, 2015

Downtown Project Space: Waging Life: National Juried Exhibition

Dec. 4, 2015 - Feb. 19, 2016

Reception Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, 5-9 p.m., Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.

Faculty Show Artists:

  • David Burke
  • Antonia Crook-Perez
  • Lynn Estomin
  • Seth Goodman
  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • Lawrence Charles Miller
  • Katherine Sterngold
  • Ceaphas Stubbs
  • Howard Tran
  • Andrea McDonough Varner
Waging  Life

Waging Life: National Juried Show
Juried by students in Curatorial Practices class

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.


Sanh Brian Tran


Jan. 22-Feb. 19, 2016
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.

More Info: Tran's website

Resource Wars: Aaron Hughes Artist Residency Project

Feb. 26-Mar. 25, 2016
Reception: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, 5-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.

Aaron Hughes was an Artist-In-Residence at Lycoming College Feb. 20-27, 2016.

"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 was an artist in residence at Lycoming College in February, creating a collaborative wall installation with Lycoming College students, faculty, local artists and Iraq War veteran artists Kevin Basl and Nathan Lewis. The installation included prints from 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. Resource Wars is presented in conjunction with the Lycoming College Spring Symposium on Veteran Issues.

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.

More Info: interview about Resource Wars with Iraq Veteran and artist, Kevin Basl Hughes' website

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Elizabeth Hughes

2016 Senior Show

April 1-May 7, 2016
Reception Friday, April 1, 2016, 5-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 6:30 p.m.
Artists: Arissa Dickison, Jennifer Fischer, Courtney Hayden, Elizabeth Hughes, Cathrin Manning, Bryan McGinnis, Alexandra Miller, Lindsay Myers, Kelly Pankowski and Emily Rupe
Juror: Richard Rinehart


Summer Show

May 21 - July 23, 2016
Reception Saturday, May 21, 2016, 5-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.
Featuring Four Lycoming College Art Alumni: Mark Anderman, Venessa Lechler, Bill Mauro, Sara Mika

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."

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