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Over & Over Again  

July 22 - September 4 | HUB Gallery  

Reception: August 31 |  5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

The first documented iterations of 3D printing trace back to the early 1980s, but the first practice of building through placing line on top of line is found in ceramic’s coil building technique as early as 6000 BC. Through new digital technologies artists and manufacturers can model objects in software programs. Then by using g-code, conducting test prints, and adjusting calibration settings they print objects by depositing layer on top of layer until the form is complete.   

Over & Over Again brings together 3D printed works by Penn State Faculty José Pinto Duarte, Tom Lauerman, Shadi Nazarian, and Rebecca Strzelec and Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D). The works on view highlight their commitment to working in innovative technologies, encountering new possibilities, and reimagining objects. Curated by Dani Spewak.  


Andrew Castañeda | Premiere 

July 25, 2022 – Jan 29, 2023  | Art Alley  

Reception:  July 27 | 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Art Alley  

Gallery Talk with Artist: July 27 | 5:30 p.m. 

ARC presents Premiere, the inaugural exhibition of Andrew Castañeda’s recent photo and painting works. Organizing his work to mirror the structure of a day in TV programming, individual pieces from various ongoing series are exhibited among each other, just the way episodes of disparate tv shows run back to back every day. The range of the work presented mirrors the spectrum of television programming from documentary to cartoon, commercial break to made-for-tv movie.  

Andrew Castañeda grew up surfing and skateboarding in sunny southern California. Castañeda has work in two private collections: The American Museum of Ceramic Arts at Pomona, CA and the Kansas City Art Institute Teaching Collection. Castañeda earned his BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute, his MFA from Penn State University, and is currently Harvard’s Artist in Resistance 2020-2021.  


Nikki Lau | Generous Helpings  

May 27 – Nov 3 | Exhibition Cases, HUB-Robeson Center  

As the unofficial 6th love language a meal can be a joyous moment in someone’s day. For those who are food insecure the effects of insufficient meals or nutrients have physical and economic ripple effects. Students experiencing food insecurity also experience many intertwined social issues including financial insecurity, housing insecurity, work or family obligations, and student loan debt. Artist and alumna Nikki Lau and creator of Little Lau Shop, produces intentionally hand-made ceramics of anthropomorphic food and creatures that have big and small emotions. In 2021 Lau began to create sculptural platters of food to fundraise for various food pantries. In this exhibition these platters will be for sale; 20% of sales will go to the Lions Pantry providing food to PSU students at no cost.

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Future Return

Curated by Jeremy Dennis

May 20 - November 6 | Exhibition Cases

An exhibition in two parts, Future Return curated by Jeremy Dennis brings together beadwork, woodcarving, photography, and Shinnecock written books to share Indigenous stories. Artist and curator Jeremy Dennis creates cinematic images and places of belonging that center BIPOC artists. From Dennis' artist statement, "nowhere have Indigenous people been more poorly misrepresented than in American movies." Future Return brings together mediums of art where the creation is to continue their ancestors' tradition of storytelling and showcase the sanctity of their land. As racial divisions and tensions reach a nationwide fever pitch, it's more critical to Dennis than ever to offer a complex and compelling representation of Indigenous people.

Mental Health in Higher Education  

May 20 – OCT 31 | Exhibition Cases, HUB-Robeson Center  

Curated by Dr. Alexandra Allen and Kayley McDonald  

Works by Dr. Alexandra Allen, Dr. William Doan, and Melissa Lesher  

Mental Health in Higher Education highlights the complexities of mental health and neurodivergence of faculty members at Penn State. Intertwined with the artworks are stories from current students of how COVID19 has impacted their academic life and wellness. Addressing both student and faculty experiences, the exhibition celebrates the ways in which student and faculty process through art and communication. 

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