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Past Exhibits from 2013

Annual K-12 Art Exhibition State College Area School District
Annual K-12 Art Exhibition State College Area School District


January 4 – January 19
Robeson Gallery

The State College Area School District is honored to bring forward some of the best work from their student artists, grades kindergarten through twelve. Many two- and three-dimensional media are represented as are many hours of skilled and creative work from children throughout our community.

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The Life and Work of César Chávez
The Life and Work of César Chávez


January 16 – February 24
Art Alley

The HUB-Robeson Galleries presents "In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez," an exhibition of photographs and autobiographical reflections produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. "In His Own Words" is made possible by a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Yongtaek Lee
Yongtaek Lee


January 31 – March 12
HUB Gallery

Artist's statement:

An invisible boundary exists around human beings. Between people and people, nature and nature, people and nature, civilization and civilization, wilderness and wilderness, civilization and wilderness, and so forth. People living in a certain boundary are also the same. Are people in the boundary between science and non-science, who say a certainty and/or uncertainty of the boundary? Where is a painting (art) located between science and non-science? Is the painting a science or not?

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Art Alliance Juried Exhibition Celebrating 45 Years
Art Alliance Juried Exhibition Celebrating 45 Years


February 14 – April 21
Robeson Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the 45th Anniversary of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania and showcases the work of the area's many talented artists. "Our community supports and values our artists and has made it possible for the Art Alliance to reach this important milestone in our history," says Marie Doll, Executive Director. The juror for this show is Leo Mazow, associate professor of art history at the University of Arkansas.

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Annual School of Visual Arts Graduate Research Exhibition
2013 Winner "Let's Talk" by Brooks Oliver


March 22 – April 21
HUB Gallery

This juried exhibition displays the studio art portion of the Annual Graduate Research Exhibition, offering students the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting.

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Penn State Center for Arts and Crafts
Center for Arts and Crafts


March 28 – April 28
Art Alley

The Penn State Center for Arts and Crafts' instructors will showcase their artwork. The Center for Arts and Crafts has offered non-credit adult art classes to Penn State students, faculty, and staff during each of the university semesters and a children's summer camp for more than 30 years. The Center for Arts and Crafts is located in 3 Ritenour and has a ceramics studio in B8 HUB.

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Inner Connections by Marlee Erwin
Inner Connections by Marlee Erwin


May 14 – July 28
HUB Gallery

A member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Marlee has been painting since she was very young, and describes her process as an intense experience that takes her "to a different dimension."

"I've always been in love with color," Marlee says. "When I paint flowers, I want to feel their color, not just see it." The display will feature twelve of her large-scale watercolor paintings of flowers.

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A Family Affair: Photography by Abby and Jeremy Drey


May 21 – September 4
Art Alley

The sibling photographers will be displaying 24 prints together. Abby, a 2010 Penn State graduate and staff photographer for the Centre Daily Times will display 12 color photographs that were captured over the last several years at various locations. Jeremy, a 2006 Penn State graduate and staff photographer for the Reading Eagle will display 12 photographs captured on traditional black and white film.

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Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Images 2013
Central PA Festival of the Arts - Images 2013


June 5 – July 14
Robeson Gallery

Images 2013 is a component of the 47th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Images 2013 is a juried show open to all artists residing in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and the District of Columbia. Eligible categories of work include paintings, drawings, hand-pulled prints, photography, mixed media, fiber, ceramic, and small sculpture.

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Crossing Borders: A Conversation
Joyous by Stephen Hirshon and Earth by Yongtaek Lee


September 11 – December 8
HUB Gallery

Dr. Stephen Hirshon and Professor Yongtaek Lee met by chance as the result of an English as a Second Language class. Dr. Hirshon’s son Elliot, the teacher, connected with David Lee, one of the students. Later, the two young men encouraged their families to share a traditional American Thanksgiving and a traditional Korean dinner. While facing some difficulties communicating in their native languages — English and Korean — Dr. Hirshon and Professor Lee, the two patriarchs of the families, discovered that they could understand each other by sharing their respective photographs and paintings.

In Dr. Hirshon’s photographs, the playful dance of light and shadow, and enigmatic convergence of form and space reveal a rich, inward reality. In Professor Lee’s paintings, the variety of feathered and invisible brushstrokes, weightless and dense forms suggest a fluid sense of time peopled by traces of ambiguous memories and experiences. Together, Dr. Hirshon and Professor Lee envision their first joint show as an opportunity to learn more about each other through their art.

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Joanne Landis
Odysess and the Sirens I by Joanne Landis


September 17, 2013 – March 4, 2014
Art Alley

Joanne Landis' paintings are large-scale narrative murals featuring bold strokes, textures, and patterns. She states, "I don't plan the painting. I start with an idea. The painting starts to direct me. It's kind of like a dream, where you find things as you go and things just happen." Much of the selected work was completed during a month-long residency at Ireland's Tyrone Guthrie Centre for the Arts

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Faculty Collections: School of Visual Arts Alumni Work
Shocking Pink by Ann Tarantino


Semptember 27 – December 1
Robeson Gallery

This exhibit features many pieces, created in a wide range of mediums including ceramics, drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures, all of which are housed in the personal collections of School of Visual Arts faculty members. Some of the former students featured may have been encouraged to exhibit professionally for the first time by the Art on the Move program which is operated by the
HUB-Robeson Galleries and primarily features student work.

Michaela Amateau, curator of the show, states: “Many of us faculty have acquired paintings, sculptures, ceramics, prints, and photographs from our students over the years, that we believed were brilliant, breathtaking, and absolutely had to have. Over the years these works have been a tremendous source of pleasure for us, and have offered us great insight into how students have developed their professional work.”

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Flytying by Shawn Davis
Fire by Shawn Davis


September 27, 2013 – January 14, 2014
Display Cases

Shawn Davis blends artistic fly tying and goldsmithing to create truly unique jewelry art. Many of Davis’ flies are patterns he has created himself, which he describes as being “uncompromising technically and understated artistically.” Davis hand-fashions hooks from 18-karat gold, then dresses them with silks and feathers in just a few complementary colors, doing so because beauty does not need to be complicated, and because impact can be much more powerful when suggestive rather than overt.

Shawn Davis began creating fly tying jewelry art in 2002, and released his first pieces to the public in 2007. He has been a featured tier at the International Fly Tying Symposium and the Anglers’ Club of New York, and his work has been featured in various fly tying and jewelry arts magazines, including American Angler, Lady Angler Life, Danica, The Drake, and Adornment. Davis has also been a featured artist on the Anthropologist by Anthropologie.

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Center for Arts and Crafts Artist and Instructor Exhibition
Vase from CFAC Exhibition


October 29, 2013 – January 14, 2014
Display Cases

The Center for Arts and Crafts has offered non-credit adult art classes to Penn State students, faculty, and staff during each of the university semesters and a children's summer art camp for more than 30 years. The Center for Arts and Crafts is located in 3 Ritenour and has a ceramics studio in B8 HUB..

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