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Lycoming College invites Williamsport and its surrounding communities to experience John McKaig’s nautical imagery at the Lycoming College Art Gallery beginning Friday, July 5. A celebratory reception will take place on Friday, August 30, 5 p.m., with a gallery talk scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Gallery hours will be extended until 9 p.m. for the reception, and the exhibit will be available until Friday, August 30.
McKaig’s exhibit explores themes of passage and escape through a variety of media. Using nautical elements and water imagery, he poetically depicts ideas of healing and working through trauma. Although drawing is the basis of his body of work, he also moves between printmaking and painting.
McKaig received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Miami University in Ohio and went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Syracuse University. Currently a visiting professor of drawing and figure drawing at Bloomsburg University, McKaig boasts a fruitful career in teaching. He has taught drawing, art history, and sculpture at the Pennsylvania College of Technology; printmaking, painting, figure drawing and anatomy at Syracuse University; drawing and illustration at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, N.Y.; and all levels of painting, printmaking, general and figure drawing, and analog photography at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Mich.
He has exhibited work throughout the United States and internationally in group and juried exhibitions. He also has a number of solo exhibitions, including a recent exhibition at the HUB Robeson gallery at Pennsylvania State University.
The Lycoming College Art Gallery, located in downtown Williamsport at 25 W. Fourth St., 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, as well as learn first-hand the inner workings of a gallery. For the McKaig exhibit, the gallery will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5-9 p.m. For more information, please visit the gallery online at: https://www.lycoming.edu/art/gallery.html or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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