Pea Island Surf #3, 38x60 inches, oil on canvas - Roger Shipley
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The Lycoming College Art Gallery presents a retrospective exhibition, showcasing 50 years of creative work by Professors Emeriti, Jon Bogle and Roger Shipley Oct. 19 – Nov. 20, 2015. An Artists Reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, 5-9 p.m. and an artist gallery talk will be held at 5:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 25 W. Fourth Street in Williamsport. These events are free and open to the public.
Both artists continue to produce artwork, exhibit, and draw national attention in retirement.
Jon Bogle completed his MFA graduate work in sculpture at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. Bogle taught sculpture, figure modeling, and drawing at Lycoming College for 26 years.
His work has been exhibited in Rome, Italy, Kyoto, Japan, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Santa Fe, and San Francisco. His many commissioned/public works can be found in Philadelphia, Pa. and include: Weather Vane sculpture for the Roberto Clemente Playground; Aluminum Wall Relief sculpture at the corporate headquarters of the Reliance Insurance Company; Cast Aluminum Fountain sculpture for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority; and Paley Library Courtyard at Temple University.
“The diversity of my works in this retrospective is the result of having a charmed life as an artist,” said Bogle. “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.”
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 College for 43 years. Shipley’s exhibitions includes 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. Many examples of Shipley’s work can be seen on his website, www.rogershipley.com.
Shipley expresses himself 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,” he said.
The exhibit opens in conjunction with Lycoming College’s Homecoming week.
About the Gallery
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. A window video gallery is viewable from outside the gallery from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. The gallery is closed during academic breaks.
During exhibitions: Wednesday - Friday, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.
On First Fridays: the gallery remains open until 9 p.m.
More information: www.lycoming.edu/art/gallery.html