The “Golden Age” of American illustration (1890s–1950s) was a period of unsurpassed excellence in print illustration. Advances in technology allowed books, magazines, and newspapers to be printed quickly and inexpensively, and with the proliferation of printed material, publications and their accompanying illustrations had an unprecedented impact on American life, consumerism, and culture.
Organized by illustrator John Kascht, the exhibition presents a selection of vintage illustration and early animation art. Included in the exhibition are drawings and paintings by Franklin Booth, A. B. Frost, Dean Cornwell, Walt Disney Studios, James Montgomery Flagg, Al Hirschfeld, Henry C. Pitz, Howard Pyle, Norman Rockwell, Dan Smith, Herbert Morton Stoops, and Al Williamson. Preliminary sketches and studies are spotlighted, revealing the high level of draftsmanship and technical skill employed by these artists.
DRAFTSMANSHIP and STORYTELLING: Art from the Golden Age of American Illustration is the second of two illustration exhibitions featured this fall in the Suraci Gallery.
Opening Reception: October 24, 6–8 PM
Gallery Talk: October 29, 3 PM given by John Kascht
Group exhibition features Nada Alsharyoufi (MFA ceramics), Gina Rose Barone (MFA sculpture), Ehab Kamal Mogheeth (MA ceramics), Stephen Roberts (MFA painting), and Melissa Wollmering (MFA printmaking).
Artists' reception: December 6, 5–7 PM
Featuring recent works on paper, including photographs and prints, drawn from the Suraci Collection, Marywood University’s permanent collection of fine and decorative arts, and The Maslow Collection, the largest and most comprehensive collection of contemporary art in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A number of the works will be exhibited at Marywood for the first time.
Popular exhibition features the Gold and Silver Key award–winning work by junior high and high school students from the Northeastern Pennsylvania art region. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923 and have inspired bold ideas in creative teens throughout the country for over 90 years. The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition for Northeast Pennsylvania is sponsored by Times–Shamrock Communications, hosted and presented by Marywood University Art Galleries, and made possible by the art educators in Northeast Pennsylvania. Gold Key award–winning artwork continues on to the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition in New York, where they are considered for further awards, exhibition, and scholarships.
Awards Presentation of the 2015 Scholastic Art Awards: Saturday, February 7, 2015, 1 PM, (severe weather date: February 8, 2015, 1 PM), Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center, free admission.
A synergetic nexus of the arts occurred in Susquehanna County when clay artists and teachers Mary Caroline Richards and Paulus Berensohn lived and worked in Northeast Pennsylvania. During that time an influx of artists, dancers, writers, and actors visited and worked at the Endless Mountain Farm, a cooperative and a place of creative energy. Iconic books are associated with the Farm –– Towards Wholeness and Crossing Point: Selected Talks and Writings by M. C. Richards and Paulus Berensohn’s Finding One’s Way With Clay. The exhibition documents that place and time in our region, many of the people involved with examples of their work in clay, and a lasting legacy of creativity.
Reception: April 18, 6–8 PM
Gallery Talk: April 22, 3 PM
The class of 2015 presents their ART! Group exhibition of undergraduate art students receiving bachelor of arts and fine arts degrees in art education, art therapy, graphic design, illustration, and painting.
Reception: March 28, 2–4 PM
Group exhibition features the thesis work of Laura Duerwald Alexander (MFA painting), Annmarie Holler (MFA painting), Kristie Miller McMahon (MA sculpture), and Mary Sadauckas (MA ceramics).
Reception: May 2, 5–7 PM
Marywood University Art Galleries
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2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509-1598