The Marywood University Art Department DISTINGUISHED VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES presents a lecture by New York painter MELISSA MEYER on Wednesday, February 4 at 3:00 pm. This special event will take place in Multi-Media Room 160 in the Learning Resource Center at Marywood, and will be followed by a reception in the Visual Arts Center. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
Melissa Meyer creates large, vibrant gestural paintings comprised of energized brush strokes compressed into loose grid structures. She received both a BS and an MA from New York University, and is represented by Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York. As a third generation Abstract Expressionist, her lengthy exhibition history includes solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York and Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland. Meyer's development has been surveyed in two major traveling exhibitions - one originated at the New York Studio School and the second at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
Meyer’s work is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum and many other public and private collections across the United States – including the Maslow Collection at Marywood. She was awarded a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock Krasner Foundation and a fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation.
The Marywood University Art Department takes great pleasure in hosting this lecture in which Ms. Meyer will show images of her work and speak about her life, ideas and working process. Audience members will have an opportunity to meet the artist at the reception immediately following the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Marywood University Cultural Affairs Committee.
For more information please contact Steven Alexander at 570-348-6211, ext. 2691.
Popular exhibition features the Gold and Silver Key award–winning work by junior high and high school students from the Northeastern Pennsylvania art region. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923 and have inspired bold ideas in creative teens throughout the country for over 90 years. The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition for Northeast Pennsylvania is sponsored by Times–Shamrock Communications, hosted and presented by Marywood University Art Galleries, and made possible by the art educators in Northeast Pennsylvania. Gold Key award–winning artwork continues on to the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition in New York, where they are considered for further awards, exhibition, and scholarships.
Awards Presentation of the 2015 Scholastic Art Awards: Saturday, February 7, 2015, 1 PM, (severe weather date: February 8, 2015, 12:30 PM), Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center, free admission.
A synergetic nexus of the arts occurred in Susquehanna County when clay artists and teachers Mary Caroline Richards and Paulus Berensohn lived and worked in Northeast Pennsylvania. During that time an influx of artists, dancers, writers, and actors visited and worked at the Endless Mountain Farm, a cooperative and a place of creative energy. Iconic books are associated with the Farm –– Towards Wholeness and Crossing Point: Selected Talks and Writings by M. C. Richards and Paulus Berensohn’s Finding One’s Way With Clay. The exhibition documents that place and time in our region, many of the people involved with examples of their work in clay, and a lasting legacy of creativity.
Reception: April 18, 6–8 PM
Gallery Talk: April 22, 3 PM
The class of 2015 presents their ART! Group exhibition of undergraduate art students receiving bachelor of arts and fine arts degrees in art education, art therapy, graphic design, illustration, and painting.
Reception: March 28, 2–4 PM
Group exhibition features the thesis work of Laura Duerwald Alexander (MFA painting), Amani Ashour (MA printmaking), Kristie Miller McMahon (MA sculpture), and Mary Sadauckas (MA ceramics).
Reception: May 2, 5–7 PM
Marywood University Art Galleries
|Shields Center for Visual Arts
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509-1598