Mercyhurst University students might be on summer break, but their artwork will remain present in the Cummings Art Gallery in the summer show, “Past to Present.”
The gallery will exhibit student art works in Mercyhurst’s permanent collection from May 31 through August 16. The exhibition showcases the works of former students and those who have not yet graduated, including the vibrant shaped canvas by 1972 graduate Patrick Lally to the two-dimensional design palettes of the Class of 2016.
The exhibit also features acrylic and oil paintings, colored pencil drawings, digital photography, and mixed media pieces. Kimberlyn Bloise repurposes vinyl records in her bold installation piece, “Long Playing.” Alexandria Joslin creates a scene using torn paint swatches in her untitled mixed media piece. Dylan Weisner repurposed found objects to create his work, “Acrylic and Bottle.”
The permanent art collection at Mercyhurst University is a project close to the heart of Mary Gamble, wife of Mercyhurst University president Thomas Gamble, Ph.D. Since its inception eight years ago, the collection has grown to include more than 300 pieces from Mercyhurst alumni, faculty, staff and internationally acclaimed artists.
Summer gallery hours began May 20. The gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 814-824-2092.
PHOTO: Artwork by Patrick Lally.