Marywood University’s Art Galleries will host an opening reception for three exhibits on Saturday, Oct. 5,from 2-5 p.m., at the Mahady Gallery and Suraci Galleries, in the Shields Center for the Arts, and in the Kresge Gallery, in the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts.
This event, as well as all three exhibits, are free and open to the public. The exhibitions run from October 5 through November 2. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday 1-4 p.m.
“Watercolor and Wonder: Shrines” by Mary Billingsley, M.F.A.,featured in the Mahady Gallery, includes works that begin with the gathering of significant objects for a still life or “stage set,” depicting an aspect of Christ’s life. Some of the compositional elements are obvious religious symbols, while others are everyday found objects, each of which indirectly evoke the subject and help to draw the viewer into the painting.
“Scrolls” by the late Ana Maria Carmona Cusick, is part of an extensive Carmona Collection, featured in the Suraci Gallery and donated to Marywood University by her husband, Daniel L. Cusick. These Chinese scrolls convey her deep knowledge of China, its spirit, and its beauty. Working in traditional Chinese styles, Carmona carried time-honored modes into the new millennium.
“Marywood Print Guild – Annual Exhibition,”will take place in the Kresge Gallery at the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts. The Guild was formed in 2003 to provide art faculty and students with an opportunity to create and exchange limited edition prints made expressly for the collection. These works include traditional printmaking processes, photographs, and digital approaches.
For additional information on the art exhibits at Marywood University, please visit www.marywood.edu/galleries, or call (570) 348-6278.