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Art Gallery 2021-22

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.

  • Summer Gallery Hours during exhibitions: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 5-9 p.m.
  • Fall and Spring Semester Gallery Hours during exhibitions: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4-8 p.m.
  • The Gallery is closed during academic breaks.

Check out our recent Artists-In-Residence: Pedro Lasch, Nicole Dextras and Aaron Hughes.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:

  • Sept. 3–Oct. 9, 2021 – Mark Chen
  • Oct. 14–Nov. 13, 2021 – Sue Carrie Drummond
  • Nov. 19, 2021–Jan. 22, 2022 – Kristen Tordella Williams
  • Jan. 28–Feb. 26, 2022 – Noelle Mason 
  • March 4–April 2, 2022 – Museum Show
  • April 8 – May 14, 2022 – Senior Show

Exhibitions

Mark Chen

Sept. 3 - Oct. 9, 2021
Gallery Talk, Sept. 3, 5:30 p.m.

Mark Chen is a photographer, a digital media artist and an activist. Based on still images and videos, he expands to media including animations, soundscapes, installations and performances. The narratives in his work aim to raise awareness on sustainability, climate change among other environmental and social issues. Digital post production is highly integrated into his artistic expression to encompass the essences of fiction, satire and futurism.

Chen’s exhibition path traverses locally, nationally and internationally, including the Houston Center for Photography, Fotofest (Houston), the Arc Gallery (San Francisco), and the Artists’ Cabin (Taipei, Taiwan). He is currently working on his MFA at the University of Houston where he receives merit-based scholarships for his education. Mark’s Windtopia, a multimedia series that envisions the future of our planet,  is fiscally sponsored by Fresh Arts.

In addition to his career as an artist, Chen is an educator who has taught at University of Houston, Houston Baptist University and Houston Community College, among other institutions. He is also an avid published author, producing seven book titles on photographic art and techniques from Amherst Media.

Sue Carrie Drummond - A Beautiful Snare

Oct. 14 - Nov. 13, 2021
Gallery Talk, Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Sue Carrie Drummond’s artwork examines clothing as material culture, extracting tacit narratives from garments and the bodies that wear them. The potential for meaning in clothing is directly connected to the way it interacts with the body. Cloth receives us, holding not just our histories but also those of people who wore the garments before us. Becoming a second skin it denotes on its surface the experiences and encounters we have with the exterior world. In this way clothing can also store cultural and historical narratives of groups of people. Garments and cloth are the primary sources from which she draws out information about lived experiences (both personal and communal) that speak to identity, relationships, and performance.

Until fairly recently we created garments by hand. The investment of time and labor to produce by hand means that each garment was further cherished, maintained, and retained for longer periods of time. For this reason Drummond is drawn to labor intensive processes that require meticulous attention and repetition such as papermaking, printmaking, and handwork. The care and attention required by these processes mirrors the conditions for producing a piece of clothing. As I work, I consistently consider surface. What sits above, within, or beneath? What is revealed or what is concealed? What is hidden, mended, or exposed? The physical layering of materials and processes throughout her body of work evokes the layers of memory and history she investigates.

Kristen Tordella-Williams

Nov. 19, 2021–Jan. 22, 2022
Gallery Talk, Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m.

Kristen Tordella-Williams is an interdisciplinary artist and arts educator based in the American South. The themes in her body of artwork revolve around the past’s impact on our present, as well as labor, both personal and communal. This can be seen in works that show the impact left by our actions on the environment around us or the reciprocal impressions our bodies hold from the wear and tear of labor.

Tordella-Williams has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in a castle and monastery in Salem, Germany. She has been an artist in residence at Salem Art Works, the Visitor Center, and Franconia Sculpture Park. She has received grants from the Greater Jackson Arts Council and the Mississippi Arts Commission to support the creation of the Eudora Welty Wreath, a large scale, community engaged public sculpture.

Tordella-Williams is a proud board member and Vice-President of the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance and is the coordinator of the Midtown Sculpture Walk in Jackson, MS. Peek inside her current studio practice by following her on Instagram.

 

Noelle Mason

Jan. 28–Feb. 26, 2022
Gallery Talk, Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m.

Noelle Mason is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is about the subtle seductiveness of power facilitated by systems of visual and institutional control. Her practice incorporates photography, craft, and performance to expose how individual responses to collective trauma are shaped. Noelle has shown nationally and internationally 

Museum Show

March 4–April 2, 2022
Gallery Talk, March 4, 5:30 p.m.

 

Senior Show

April 8 – May 14, 2022
Gallery Talk, April 8, 5:30 p.m.

The Lycoming College Juried Senior Show is the culmination of thesis projects for all seniors with a major in studio art. All studio art majors are required to produce a cohesive body of professional thesis work and must be chosen by an outside juror to exhibit in the Senior Show in order to graduate.


 

About the Lycoming College Art Gallery:

The Lycoming College Art Gallery is located in downtown Williamsport at 25 W. Fourth St. The gallery contributes to the city’s arts culture and provides a way for the College to become more involved with the community surrounding it. Lycoming art students have the opportunity to interact with visiting artists and their work, as well as learn first-hand the inner workings of a gallery.

This fall, the gallery is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 4-8 p.m. For more information, please visit the gallery online at www.lycoming.edu/art/gallery/ or email dirocco@lycoming.edu.

Gallery Submissions

To submit work for consideration for a Gallery Exhibition:

Contact Rose DiRocco-Hodges, Gallery Director, dirocco@lycoming.edu, 570-321-4002

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