Landscapes, painted on site locally along the Lackawanna River in Scranton and abroad in Tuscany, Italy, reveal a strong sense of place. During the painting process each landscape unveils its mystery and beauty to the artist as he explores the motif. While attempting to understand and capture the ever–changing effects of light, color, and atmosphere, the landscape and the paintings evolve into something very different than what the artist first perceived.
Collier B. Parker is the Dean of the Insalaco College of Creative and Performing Arts, Marywood University. Prior to Marywood he served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Delta State University, Cleveland, MS, where he also served as chair and professor of art. He received his BFA from Delta State University and MFA from Dominican University in Florence, Italy. He also completed private studies in painting and drawing with James Hanes at LaSalle University and figurative sculpture and anatomy at Frudakis Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
Artist’s Reception: March 22, 6–8 PM
Group exhibition of 59 undergraduate art students receiving bachelor of arts and fine arts degrees in art education, art therapy, ceramics, graphic design, illustration, painting, and photography.
Students in Art Education: Kathryn Dnistrian, Alexis Joyce, Chelsea Krinner, Shawn Loyack, Niki Norton, and Mallory Rodich; Art Therapy: Ilaina Anderson, Eileen Botha, Amanda Burnside, Candace Conville, Sarah Counterman, Jaclyn Damiano, Kathryn DiGiacomo, Alysha Drum, Sara Haberzettl, MillyJean Helvick, Alexandra Kay, Patricia Maged, Kathleen Magrino, Moira McGovern, Stefanie Miller, Sandra Rayman, Sara Rigoliosi, Amanda Rogan, and Kristen Watt; Ceramics: Brita Krempasky and Marissa Minori; Graphic Design: Shannon Atwell, Rachel Beasley, Edena Bolus, Laura Bremer, Maria Caramanno, Eric Chaderton, Diana D’Achille, Holly Dastalfo, Melissa Foligno, Annmarie Lankewish, Sara Luciano, Elizabeth MacNeal, Ryan McAndrew, Jennifer Nastasi, Alyssa Romano, and Erika Wilson; Illustration: John Holler, Allie LaMarca, Edward Pederson, Alexandria Riggio, Erica Verbas, and Katherine Zwick; Painting: Heather Abshire, Chloe Cartmell, Shane Davis, Jessica Marks, Teal Porrini, and Alexandra Price; and Photography: Lawrence Grochal, Alexa Rozell, James Schell, and Alyssa Zabel.
Reception: April 12, 2–4 PM
Group exhibition includes Master of Arts candidates Ahdab Bazerbay in painting, and Justin T. Hayden and Danielle M. Zito in art education.
Reception: May 3, 5–7 PM
Marywood University Art Galleries
|Shields Center for Visual Arts
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509-1598