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Lycoming College to host photography exhibit and lecture by Washington D.C. artist

Lycoming College to host photography exhibit and lecture by Washington D.C. artist

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Lycoming College will host a lecture by visiting Washington D.C.-based artist Amy Finkelstein and a reception for her film and photography exhibit, "Things rising and falling (from nothing, with glory)” on Feb. 18. The events are free and open to the public.

Finkelstein’s lecture will be held at 1 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Fine Arts Building on the college’s campus. The gallery reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Digital Media Gallery in the Communications Building on the corner of W. Fourth Street and Franklin Street. Her exhibit will be open until 7 p.m. that evening.

Finkelstein integrates photography, film and sound in her work, with her most recent pieces featuring photos of India ink smeared on drafting film. She created her 16 mm stop-animation film “all the nothings piled on top” by filming gestures with ink and light over the course of a single take and accompanied by sound.

“In the space of looking, photography and film pull from us an impulse to believe something that is or was or could be,” Finkelstein said.

Finkelstein has a B.A. from Appalachian State University and an M.F.A. from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She was recently the recipient of a 2015 Aaron Siskind Individual Photographers Fellowship. She has shown her work extensively throughout the United States, in Mexico and in Italy, where her work is part of the permanent collection of the Contemporary Art Museum of Casoria, Napoli. Her work is represented by Alan Klotz Gallery in New York City and by Local Galleria in Mexico City.

After the opening reception, the public is invited to view her exhibit by appointment until March 26. Please contact Leah Bedrosian Peterson, gallery director, at or Jeremiah Johnson, gallery curator, at to schedule an appointment. For more information, please visit,

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