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Lycoming College Art Department to host Dance of the Happy Shades

Lycoming College Art Department to host Dance of the Happy Shades

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The Lycoming College Art Department will host "Dance of the Happy Shades," an exhibit by Dennie Eagleson, in the College's Art Gallery in Snowden Library Jan. 17-Feb. 15. A reception and gallery talk will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Eagleson appreciates the transformation of subject matter through low-tech and lens-less cameras. She is a fine art and documentary photographer whose projects have ranged from an extended photographic interaction with Cuba, to an interview and photography project with alternative families utilizing both conventional and plastic lens cameras, to a study made with a pinhole camera on the artifacts left in an abandoned home.

The images in "Dance of the Happy Shades" were made with outdated Polaroid materials. Some are the result of objects placed on the surface of 8x10 color film and exposed as photograms. Others were created using a handmade, wide-angle pinhole camera. Polaroid stopped producing its signature films a number of years ago, and the finite nature of the supply of film makes each exposure precious.

Eagleson is director of the Herndon Gallery at Antioch College in Ohio, where she also has taught photography.

Lycoming College is a four-year residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful student outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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