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New exhibit to open at Lycoming’s Digital Media Gallery

Lycoming College will present the artwork of Ben Sloat in the Digital Media Gallery from Sept. 22 through Nov. 14. The public is welcome to attend a free opening day reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the gallery, which is in the Mass Communication Building on Basin Street.

Sloat will give an artist’s lecture, also free and open to the public, in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall in the Fine Arts Building on campus from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sept. 22.

Sloat uses a range of materials, including found objects, painting, vinyl and video to explore a variety of forms and meanings expressed by text. The piece from which the show is named, “Disbelief,” prompts viewers to see text as a form under constant reshaping and reinterpretation. His works are video-based, laser-cut, digitally-painted and assembled.

Sloat received a master’s degree from Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts and has received a number of grants and fellowships from a number of prestigious organizations including the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, the Ford Foundation and the Berwick Research Institute.

He earned a Fulbright Scholarship for a seven-month research project in Taiwan and was awarded the Yousuf Karsh Prize in photography.

He has exhibited his works throughout the United States and abroad.

For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.

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