CONSIDERING THE KYLIX: Contemporary Interpretations of a Classical Form
The multi–disciplinary, invitational exhibition is curated by Maleyne M. Syracuse in conjunction with Peters Valley School of Craft. The kylix, the original ceremonial wine cup, first appeared as early as 900 BCE in ancient Greece. The word "chalice," the term used for the sacred ceremonial wine cup in Christian ecclesiastical services, is derived, via the Latin "calix," from the Greek "kylix." The kylix has appeared from time to time over the centuries, as artisans have recreated or reinterpreted the form using materials, processes, and aesthetics suited to their time. Contemporary craft artists were asked to reinterpret the form in their own style and materials.
The exhibition includes over 50 contemporary interpretations by 45 artists working in metal, wood, glass, clay, beading, felt, fibers, jewelry, and mixed media.
Curator's Talks: Sept 17, 3 PM and Sept 19, 6 PM followed by a reception at 7 PM
Illustrators vary greatly in how they solve the problem of storytelling, each striving to create attention–grabbing and memorable imagery. In 2012 many of the top illustrators in the business were invited to present one work for a show that was being curated under the auspices of Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY. The challenge: enter the best and favorite illustration you have ever done. The result: an excellent survey of contemporary illustration by 57 internationally known illustrators.
Illustrators: Daniel Adel, Terry Allen, Tom Bachtell, Melinda Beck, Guy Billout, Juliette Borda, Steve Brodner, Lou Brooks, Calef Brown, Philip Burke, Kathy Calderwood, Dave Calver, Andre Carrilho, Michael Cho, David Cowles, Brian Cronin, Jose Cruz, Paul Davis, Roger DeMuth, Debbie Drechsler, Henrik Drescher, Randall Enos, Vivienne Flesher, Douglas Fraser, Drew Friedman, Maria Friske, Milton Glaser, Eddy Guy, Danny Hellman, John Hershy, John Kascht, Stephen Kroninger, Anita Kunz, Peter Kuper, Chris Lyons, Wilson McLean, Bill Mayer, Ross MacDonald, Mark Matcho, Hanoch Piven, C.F. Payne, Chris Pyle, Robert Risko, Edel Rodriguez, Laurie Rosenwald, Richard Sala, Zina Saunders, David Sheldon, Owen Smith, Bob Staake, Nancy Stahl, Ward Sutton, Gary Taxali, Murray Tinkleman, Mark Ulriksen, Kirsten Ulve, and James Yang.
FLIGHT of FANCY
Photographic Imagery of Reality in Imaginary Worlds by Chala Jan
Chala Janpraphasakul (Scranton, PA) was awarded a one–person exhibition in 2014–2015 at Marywood University by the selection committee for the Northeastern Biennial Twenty Thirteen. She also was awarded first place in photography. Her digital photographs each tell a story.
"It doesn't matter what story the image is supposed to tell. I intend for each image to trigger some idea and engage the viewer's perception to invent their own story. I use photography not to capture moments, but to capture my idea. Photography is my way to collect elements I need to portray my imagination."
The “Golden Age” in American illustration (1900–1940s) was a period of excellence and proliferation in print illustration. Advances in technology led to faster and inexpensive printing of books, magazines, and newspapers; publications and their accompanying illustrations had an unprecedented impact on American life, consumerism, and culture.
Organized by illustrator John Kascht, the works in the exhibition provide a range of styles and approaches in vintage illustration and early animation. Included in the exhibition are drawings and paintings by Franklin Booth, A. B. Frost, Dean Cornwell, Walt Disney Studios, James Montgomery Flagg, Al Hirschfeld, Henry C. Pitz, Norman Rockwell, and Herbert Morton Stoops. Preliminary sketches and studies are spotlighted, revealing the high level of draftsmanship and technical skill employed by these artists.
Gallery Talk: October 29, 3 PM given by John Kascht
Group exhibition features Nada Alsharyoufi (MFA ceramics), Gina Barone (MFA sculpture), Ehab Kamal Mogheeth (MA ceramics), Stephen Roberts (MFA painting), and Melissa Wollmering (MFA printmaking).
Artists' reception: December 6, 5–7 PM
Marywood University Art Galleries
|Shields Center for Visual Arts
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509-1598