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Lycoming College Art Gallery to open exhibit that investigates the threads that connect us all

Lycoming College Art Gallery to open exhibit that investigates the threads that connect us all

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The Lycoming College Art Gallery invites the community to its upcoming exhibit by Sue Carrie Drummond. The show opens on Thursday, October 14, at 5:30 p.m. with a gallery talk and will run until Saturday, November 13. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Drummond’s exhibit examines how clothing conceals cultural and historical narratives. She uses clothing as primary sources, saying, “The potential for meaning in clothing is directly connected to the way it interacts with the body.” By looking closely, she draws out information about lived experiences, both personal and communal, that speak to identity, relationships, and performance.

“Cloth receives us, holding not just our histories but also those of people who wore the garments before us,” said Drummond. “Becoming a second skin, it denotes on its surface the experiences and encounters we have with the exterior world.”

Until fairly recently we created garments by hand. The investment of time and labor to produce by hand means that each garment was further cherished, maintained, and retained for longer periods of time. For this reason, Drummond is drawn to labor intensive processes that require meticulous attention and repetition such as papermaking, printmaking, and handwork. The care and attention required by these processes mirrors the conditions for producing a piece of clothing. As Drummond works, she consistently considers surface. What sits above, within, or beneath? What is revealed or what is concealed? What is hidden, mended, or exposed? The physical layering of materials and processes throughout her body of work evokes the layers of memory and history, which she investigates.

The Lycoming College Art Gallery, located in downtown Williamsport at 25 W. Fourth St., contributes to the city’s arts culture and allows the College to become more involved with the surrounding community. Lycoming art students have the opportunity to interact with visiting artists and learn first-hand the inner workings of an art gallery.

The gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 4-8 p.m. For more information, please visit the gallery online at:

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