Artist Seeks Beauty in the Everyday

By Mandy Boyle
Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor

Day to Day, a collection of photographs by artist Ivana Pavelka, is on display in the Shields Center for Visual Arts’ Suraci Gallery from September 18 through October 18 and will depict a variety of objects and locations that are part of our everyday lives, but are far from mundane. Causing us to pause and examine the everyday beauty that surrounds us, the exhibit features works that focus on the seemingly ordinary: coolers outside of gas stations, car tracks left in parking lots, and a cluttered kitchen sink. It is with these images, which focus on the uniqueness of shape and color, that Pavelka captures our interest and causes us to pause and just think, if only for a moment, that beauty is everywhere.

Ivana Pavelka is a photographer, bookbinder and rostered artist with PCA NEIU 19. She is the co-manager and co-founder of Cameraworks Gallery in Scranton and resides in Tunkhannock.

Gallery hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m. For further information or directions, contact Marywood University Art Galleries at 570-348-6211, ext. 2428 or www.marywood.edu/galleries