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Lycoming College Art Department to hold juried senior exhibition

Lycoming College Art Department to hold juried senior exhibition

"Dual Woman" by Sifa Blackmon

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The Lycoming College Art Department will hold its annual Senior Art Show April 3-May 4 in the college’s Art Gallery in Snowden Library. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 4. The reception and gallery viewing are free and open to the public.

The competitive exhibition showcases the best work of the graduating seniors. Senior studio art majors are required to create a cohesive body of work with a professional artist statement as their senior thesis and submit the work to an outside juror, who selects the work for the senior exhibition. Students featured in the 2014 exhibit are: Sara Anthony, Shenandoah, Pa; Sarah Banatoski, Maynard, Mass.; Brittany Bicchetti, Albrightsville, Pa.; Ethan Bierly, Linden, Pa.; Sifa Blackmon, East Stroudsburg, Pa.; Megan Brad, Runnemede, N.J.; Kelly Ciesla, Eastampton, N.J.; Kristi Costantino, Succasunna, N.J.; Tori Cox, Bangor, Pa.; Faith Emrich, Coal Township, Pa.; Stephanie Engle, Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa.; Gabriela Gorka, Sarasota, Fla.; Lauren Karol, Annandale, N.J.; Brooke Long, Lock Haven, Pa.; Briana Riddick, Slatington, Pa.; Jessica Schote, Perkasie, Pa.; Amaraja Sholder, Watsontown, Pa.; Erica Snyder, Ellicott City, Md.; Jessica Szuchyt, Slatington, Pa.; Annie Wegman, Douglassville, Pa.; and Alysia Williams, Renovo, Pa.

The show was juried by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, whose exhibit “Between Cultures” was featured from Feb. 20-March 27 in the Art Gallery. Matthew is professor of photography and director of the Center for the Humanities at the University of Rhode Island. She is represented by SepiaEYE, New York City, and the Tasveer Gallery, India.

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

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