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Sport, Race and Protest: A Community Conversation Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. Carver Hall, Gross Auditorium Screening of a brief segment from the PBS show Retro Report will be followed by an interactive discussion between the audience and a panel of experts on sport, race, and protest. Panelists scheduled to include: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (former NBA player and activist) Gwendolyn Berry (2019 Pan American Games gold medalist and activist) Amira Rose Davis (Assistant Professor of History, Penn State University) Matt Spolar…
October 8 - November 25 Reception: Thursday, October 17 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Throughout my first few years making art, my subject matter focused primarily on scenes inspired by the Pennsylvania landscape. Having lived most of my life in nearby Schuylkill County, I’m familiar with the local scenery. From our exquisite rolling farmland to the dramatic remnants of anthracite’s heyday, I employ a very stylized approach in my painting. In an attempt to classify my work, I’ve settled…
UNDEAD A Group Show curated by Johnny Romeo Internationally acclaimed Australian Pop painter Johnny Romeo is proud to present his exciting new group show, UNDEAD. Romeo’s anticipated return to Williamsport, Pennsylvania comes off the back of two previous community initiatives, 2017’s ‘LA Residency (Local Access Residency)’ and 2018’s ‘Notes From the Underground’. Curated by Australia’s leading Pop artist and culture jammer, UNDEAD explores the notion of mortality and what it means to be remembered. Working with Williamsport-based art gallery Arthaus…
Stories, activities, and a take home project fill this 45-minute program for kids three to five. No registration requirement, registered children receive a personalized certificate that is hung in the library. Kids get to add a weekly sticker to their certificate.
October 23 - December 11 Jeff Repko creates assemblages that explore potential and possibilities through interactions of color and forms. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, after deindustrialization, his work explores notions of industry and the stories he heard growing up. Never truly having experienced the industrial era in the Pittsburgh, he feels both a distance and closeness to it. His work is a personal attempt to experience and create the physical objects, optimism, and a sense of community.
Aug. 19 – Dec. 8 When punk first exploded as a counter-cultural movement in the mid-1970s, the music was loud, fast, angry, and raw. This exhibit focuses on the visual aesthetics of punk in posters, concert flyers, LPs and 45s, underground zines, photos, buttons and other cultural ephemera. Image: The Cortinas Defiant Pose/Independence, 1977. Poster, The Cortinas. Courtesy of the collection of Andrew Krivine.
Seeking a space to present new political art, artists formed the Alternative Museum in New York in 1975. Like the museum, these prints by participating artists address social and humanitarian issues in their imagery that still resonate in today’s cultural landscape.
Guerrilla Girls: Art of Behaving Badly Oct. 15 – Dec. 8 The Guerrilla Girls are feminist activist artists who use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias in politics, art, film, and pop culture. They wear gorilla masks in public to protect their anonymity; they could be anyone and they are everywhere. Image: Women Get Resentful, 2018. Poster, Guerrilla Girls
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