Masters Exhibition Displays Work of Graduate Students
Marywood University's Art Department presents the Masters Exhibition by two Master of Arts in Art Education students, Kimberly Borsuk and Jennifer Piconi. The exhibit opens with a reception on Saturday, Decemeber 5 from 5 - 7 p.m. It will be displayed through December 17, in the Suraci Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts.
Kimberly Borsuk (Kingston, PA) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Syracuse University and is currently employed at Pottsville Area Middle School, where she teaches art. Borsuk's work questions reality by combining realistic modeling and fantastical elements. She paints with watercolor on cold press paper and works primarily figuratively with an emphasis on portraiture.
Jennifer Piconi (Scranton, PA) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Tyler School of Art and her Associate of Fine Arts from Keystone College. She currently teaches art for 7th - 12th grade at Lakeland Junior Senior High School in Jermyn, PA. While focusing on creating a narrative, Piconi paints layered landscapes on canvas with oils. She sometimes adds an additional stretched layer of sheer fabric over the front of her paintings' frame and then paints on them as well. Each location is carefully selected with significance relating to the artist's life.
We Still Make Stuff Here will also be on display concurrently until December 10 in the Mahady Gallery featuring the photographs of Michael Poster and the writings of Melissa Whalen Haertsch. Admission is free to both galleries and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4p.m. For further information or directions, contact Marywood University Art Galleries at (570) 348- 6211 ext. 2428 or visit www.marywood.edu/galleries