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Juried exhibition to feature works that challenge contemporary issues

IMAGE PROVIDED The Lycoming College Art Gallery will display the art shown and more as part of its 2022 International Juried Exhibition. Artists participating represent Algeria, Argentina, Hungary and other nations. The exhibition opens Friday and closes April 2.

The Lycoming College Art Gallery will present 13 finalists as part of its 2022 International Juried Exhibition.

With a focus on addressing contemporary issues and concerns, the call for entries invited works that used traditional materials in unusual ways, explored non-traditional processes, or challenged the community’s point of view.

The show opens Friday with a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. and will run until April 2. This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is curated by students as part of a project in the course, “Museum Studies: Histories and Practices,” taught by Dr. Erin L. McCutcheon, assistant professor of art history at Lycoming College.

The new course is designed to investigate the place of museums in society from a variety of historical and contemporary perspectives. It also allows students to explore the many career opportunities available within the field and encourages practical experiences in curating exhibitions, such as the International Juried Exhibition.

The open call for entries received more than 150 submissions from around the world. The students and McCutcheon, acting as jurors, narrowed these submissions down to a list of finalists hailing from Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Hungary, South Africa, and across the United States. From these finalists, the students, now acting as curators, have located a connective thread between the chosen works as engaging with issues of adaptation, resistance, and tradition in various ways: A.R.T.

The Lycoming College Art Gallery, located in downtown Williamsport at 25 W. Fourth St., contributes to the city’s arts culture and allows the College to become more involved with the surrounding community. Lycoming art students have the opportunity to interact with visiting artists and learn first-hand the inner workings of an art gallery.

The gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, please visit the gallery online at: https://www.lycoming.edu/art/gallery/20-21.aspx.

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