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Two New Exhibitions opening at Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College
March 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pmFree
Juried Student Exhibition (main gallery)
Juried by Nestor Armando Gil
Enjambre: Nestor Armando Gil (project space)
March 30 – April 21, 2018
GALLERY TALK with Juror Nestor Armando Gil, Asst. Professor of Art Lafayette College: March 30, 5pm, Reception to follow until 7pm
Schmucker Art Gallery is proud to present the annual Juried Student Exhibition, juried by Nestor Armando Gil. Asst. Prof. of Art at Lafayette College. Gettysburg College students submitted their best prints, paintings, drawings, mixed media works, ceramics, and sculptures from the 2017-18 academic year; the exhibition reflects the diversity, technical expertise, and immense creativity of Gettysburg College students. Gil will give a gallery talk and present awards to the students on Friday, March 30 at 5 pm. A reception will follow in Schmucker Art Gallery until 7 pm.
Operating at the crossroads of sculpture, performance, and new media practices, Professor Gil produces installations, situations, and events that explore ideas of journey, borders, and interactivity. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill’s MFA program in studio art, Gil has shown work widely, observing his own motto, “I make and I do, and as an artist I make do.”
The 1,600-square-foot Schmucker Art Gallery is a lively art space that displays nine to ten different exhibitions each year. Included in the gallery calendar are shows by local, national, and international contemporary artists, a faculty exhibition, a student exhibition, the annual senior art-major show, and exhibits of works selected from public and private collections. The Schmucker Art Gallery is located on the main floor of Schmucker Hall (conveniently located at the intersection of N. Washington and Water streets) and is fully accessible. Free parking is available in one of the visitor parking lots on campus, or free two-hour parking can be found on the streets adjacent to Schmucker Hall. The main entrance is through the quadrangle side of the building. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Building is accessible.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
For more information, please contact Shannon Egan, Director of Schmucker Art Gallery, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 337-6125
Mary Margaret Blum ’18, Self Portrait (Underwater Childhood) (detail), acrylic on panel
Nestor Armando Gil, Enjambre (detail), paper, offset print, stack of 1000, 24 x 36 in. 2017