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Faculty members invited to participate in Penn State Berks exhibition

1/10/2013 —

Two Penn State Lehigh Valley art instructors' work will be featured in a new exhibition at the Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery. Ann Lalik, gallery director at Penn State Lehigh Valley, and Ron DeLong, instructor of art, were invited to participate in "Art and Science," which runs from Jan. 10-Feb. 22 with an opening reception and artist and faculty meet and greet from 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 10.

The objective of this exhibit is exploring the various disciplines of science through the visual arts. Six members of Penn State Berks Science Division faculty were interviewed on video, and from these interviews, artists were invited to select a faculty member(s) whose research intrigued them or paralleled their own investigations. Artists were selected on their ability to interpret this material in an aesthetic way, using the information as a point of departure for their creative endeavors. Art work may illuminate, define, or interpret the information provided.

Lalik, who specializes in jewelry-making and metalsmithing, created a bronze neck piece inspired by fractals that will be on display. DeLong's artistic concept for the exhibit is futuristic horticulture inspired by the idea of inosculation and grafting.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The Freyberger Gallery is located at the Perkins Student Center, Tulpehocken Road, Reading, Pa., and is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Marilyn Fox, Gallery Director, at 610-396-6140 or via e-mail at MJF14@psu.edu.


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