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Cummings Gallery showcases annual faculty exhibit

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tom Hubert's Triple Fish Vase

Guest alumni Bethany Krowsoski ’09 and Mark Nowak ‘77 join members of the Mercyhurst University Department of Art for the annual Art Faculty Exhibition, on display in Cummings Art Gallery through Sept.25. Faculty members showing their recent work include Daniel Burke, Gary Cardot, Jodi Staniunas Hopper, Tom Hubert and Peter Stadtmueller.

The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception in the gallery on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Bethany Krowsoski teaches advanced drawing/painting and Advanced Placement Studio Art at McDowell High School. She earned a B.A. in art and elementary education from Mercyhurst in 2007 and an M.S. in special education in 2009. While teaching, Bethany continued her education at Savannah College of Art and Design. Her works can be seen at Kada Gallery in the Colony Plaza and at 1201 Kitchen. 

Mark Nowak graduated from Mercyhurst College in 1977 with a degree in art education. He continued his education at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and at Grand Canyon College and Glendale Community College, both in Arizona. During his eight years in Arizona, Nowak pursued ceramic work involving Southwest designs, raku art and luster glazes. His work was sold across the United States as well as in Germany and Japan. Nowak now teaches pottery classes at Allen Stoneware Gallery and Studio in the Colony Plaza and creates works inspired by the relationship of form and the chemistry of glaze.  

Daniel Burke presents recent works in watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic paint and mixed media using repurposed materials.

Gary Cardot, who teaches a wide range of photography and art history courses, exhibits color infrared and silver-based photographs of the outdoors, still lifes and portraits.

Jodi Staniunas Hopper presents mixed media and digital vector artworks. She chairs the Mercyhurst art department, after directing the graphic design program for many years.

Tom Hubert, a Mercyhurst graduate and a faculty member for 33 years, exhibits ceramic and porcelain works that use line and form and incorporate colorful wood in their structure.

Pete Stadtmueller, who teaches web design, digital imagery and computer design, exhibits photographs using technology such as the iPhone and GoPro of recent travels to Machu Picchu and Pompeii.

Cummings Gallery is located in the lobby of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center at Mercyhurst. It’s open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 824-2092.

For more information about the art program at Mercyhurst and the art faculty, visit