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Freyberger Gallery presents Our OWN III


In celebration of Penn State alumni, the Freyberger Gallery presents the exhibition Our OWN III, highlighting five alumni artists, September 10-October 22, 2009. There will be an artists reception on Thursday September 10, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Our OWN exhibitions, which are hosted every one or two years, began in 2007 with an exhibition of Penn State Berks faculty and staff. Our OWN II featured area artists who earned their degree in art from Penn State University Park. Our OWN III highlights five young alumni who are working in the field and/or teaching art. They include David Love '86; Kelly Kehs '98; Sarah Moffat '08; Veronica Winters '05, and Justin Staller '02.

David Love is a printmaker/painter and an art instructor at the Germantown Academy. Love's work explores his fascination with the visual world through investigation of universal shapes, textures, and patterns. He is particularly interested in the natural world's adaptive capabilities, especially in response to manmade forces.

Kelly Kehs continues painting within a context of second-generation abstract expressionism. Like her mid-twentieth century role models, such as Helen Frankenthaler and those using color-field as a point of departure, Keh's work is about color and shape relationships presented in dynamic, organic form.

Sarah Moffatt employs a special technique in creating mono-prints. At first glance, Moffatt's works look like powerful abstractions, and it can be appreciated as such; however as one's vision adjusts to colors and patterns, new subjects emerge, like vintage automobile details and shiny chrome details.

Veronica Winters also studied at the Arts Student League in New York City, and is active community art events, exhibiting throughout the state. Luscious textures of fruit, gleaming transparent glass, and the almost tangible fragrance of delicate flowers emerge on paper in realistic colored-pencil drawings. She teaches art in State College and other venues.

Justin Staller teaches at Arcadia University, and is a visiting art instructor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a master in developing and exploring innovative printmaking techniques. Staller combines traditional printmaking methods with cut and reassembled photomontage, creating a unique image that is reminiscent of billboards and various states of newness and ruin.

The Freyberger Gallery's hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.; and Sundays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Marilyn Fox at 610-396-6140 or via e-mail at mjf14@psu.edu.
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