Marywood Art Faculty Biennial Show celebrates the Centennial


Photo credit/ Katlynn Whitaker

Bob Schweitzer, Curator of the Maslow Collection, talks with Associate Professor Pamela Parsons about her piece in the Marywood Faculty Biennial.

McKensie Curnow and Paul Capoccia

The Mahady Gallery launched Marywood’s 2015 art faculty biennial exhibition titled “100 Years/100 Works: Celebrating the Centennial” on Sept. 12 at 6:00 p.m. with its opening reception. The exhibit will run through October 4.

The exhibit displays works from over thirty artist-educator members of Marywood University’s Department of Visual Arts. A jazz band played upbeat music as faculty, students, and the public explored the gallery. Lynn Pauley, associate professor of illustration, was glowing with excitement. “I love this music. Everything is positive!”

Pauley, who just began her first semester teaching at Marywood, said she has 26 years of teaching experience in the United States and abroad. One of Pauley’s featured paintings was of a home on the corner of N. Washington St. and Electric St., which is in walking distance from Marywood’s campus. Pauley recollected her experience when she found this perfect spot.

“It was the moment of the summer, the church bells were ringing, there was a cool breeze across my neck, I couldn’t have been happier,” recalled Pauley.

Pauley also mentioned how she had never seen sunlight hit buildings and the ground anywhere else in the world like it does here but in Southern France, something she hopes to continue to utilize during her time here.

Clinical assistant professor of art Sue Jenkins displayed her recent photography project titled “100 Days of Chairs.” Jenkins took a photo of a chair each day for 100 days in a row. Jenkins compiled the 100 photos into a miniature book.

“I don’t think people take photography as seriously as other forms of art,” said Jenkins. Jenkins explained that she likes to steer away from traditional print photography and tries to use alternative formats to keep her work interesting.

Tristan Tregaskis, a sophomore illustration student, was admiring assistant professor Steven Brower’s linocut piece titled “Sarah Vaughan.”

Tregaskis said he is currently working on a project similar to Brower’s piece.

“I really like ink work. It’s interesting. I like how smooth lines can be created without any instruments,” said Tregaskis.

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