Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Guest alumnus Thomas John Gamble ’07 joins members of the Mercyhurst University Department of Art for the annual Art Faculty Exhibition, hanging in Cummings Art Gallery Aug. 24 through Sept. 27. Faculty members showing their recent work include Daniel Burke, Gary Cardot, Jodi Staniunas Hopper, Tom Hubert, Mary Elizabeth Meier, Jamie Borowicz and Patricia Tomzcak-Czulewicz.
The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception in the gallery on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Thomas Gamble is a multidisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. He received his M.F.A. from The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2014 and has exhibited in numerous group shows in Portland since graduating. He recently had his first solo exhibition at S1 in Portland. His zine work has been released under the Social Malpractice Publishing imprint and has been shown at both the New York Art Book Fair and The Los Angeles Art Book Fair.
Daniel Burke’s recent work has focused on reclaiming, reusing and repurposing inexpensive and impermanent materials. His subject matter frequently includes birds (and cages) and mice (in mazes).
Gary Cardot, who teaches a wide range of photography and art history courses, exhibits a series of color infrared archival inkjet prints.
Jodi Staniunas Hopper presents a series of digital photographs taken during travels to Ireland, South Dakota and Washington, D.C. 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 32 years, exhibits ceramic and porcelain teapots using line and form and incorporating wood in their structure.
Mary Elizabeth Meier, who directs the art education program, is interested in the exploratory artistic process of contemporary printmaking. She exhibits her Plaza Blanca series of monotype collages and monoprints.
Jamie Borowicz, an adjunct art faculty member who also teaches at Mercyhurst Prep, is showing masterful watercolor paintings that capture organic forms.
Patricia Tomczak-Czulewicz, an adjunct who has taught art within the Erie community for more than 30 years, shows two linoleum prints, “Sacred Spaces - Saint Stanislaus Parish” and “Sacred Spaces - Behrend Chapel, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery, Erie, PA.”
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 art.mercyhurst.edu.
Slab Built Teapot
21” x 12” x 17”