Opening Reception: September 23, 2018 1:00 – 4:00 Artist Talks, Awards and Tour of the Art Center 2:00
How are you INSPIRED? What are the experiences / relationships / subjects / objects / artists / styles / or ?? that inspire your work as a fiber artist? This exhibit will be a unique opportunity to share our work, while honoring the influences that motivate our creative practice. In addition to their original work, participating artists will be invited to contribute material – stories, images, or online reference – to introduce their inspirations. Through sharing these sources of inspiration, we may recognize ourselves as connected to a creative legacy greater than any individual work of art.
JUROR: Artist Jeanne Beck
Canandaigua, New York
Jeanne Beck is a mixed media artist who lives in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region and recently opened Jeanne Beck Gallery & Studio in Canandaigua’s downtown business district. Beck began her art career working in fiber—primarily improvisational printing and stitching on dyed silks—but in the past two years has been creating abstract paintings and large installation pieces. During Jeanne’s fiber career she received a Niche First Place Award in Fiber in 2013 and was juried in to the Fiberarts International 2010.
Jeanne’s mixed media works have been purchased for many private and public collections, including the University of Rochester’s Gleason Library and State University of New York’s MacVittie Student Union. She served on the Board of Directors for the Surface Design Association from 2011- 16 after working as the New York State representative for three years and served as SDA’s President in 2014-15.
GALLERY: Harlan Gallery / Seton Hill Arts Center
The University’s new Arts Center, opened in 2015, features sculpture, graphic design, metalsmithing, clay, photography, printmaking, drawing and painting studios; dance studios and performance spaces; welding facilities and a foundry; and three exhibition spaces—including Harlan Galleries and the Art Yard. The Arts Center is located one block down from the University’s Performing Arts Center in Greensburg’s arts corridor.
Harlan Gallery is located in the Seton Hill Arts Center, a professional venue that offers a variety of exhibitions by renowned artists in addition to showcasing student work. Exhibits are free and open to the public, and hosts free public artist talks and lectures, symposia and related events in conjunction with many exhibits.
201 W Otterman St, Greensburg, PA 15601