Suraci Gallery

Suraci Gallery

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About the Suraci Gallery

Exhibitions in the Suraci Gallery showcase regional and national artists; support art faculty work and scholarship; provide degree research and documentation opportunities for current and alumni art students; and foster community outreach projects and interests.

The Suraci Gallery also houses Marywood's permanent collection of fine and decorative art. The Asian Collection consists of ceramics, furniture, netsukes, inro, ivories, and prints. Bronze and marble sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass, and French ivories comprise the 19th Century Collection. Religious icons, furniture, and 20th century works round out the Suraci Collection.

The Suraci Gallery is located on the second floor of the Shields Center for Visual Arts.

Suraci Permanent Collection

Rear Suraci Gallery, Second Floor, Shields Center for Visual Arts

The Suraci Gallery houses Marywood University's permanent collection of fine and decorative art. The Asian Collection consists of ceramics, furniture, netsukes, inro, ivories, and prints. Bronze and marble sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass, and French ivories comprise the 19th Century Collection. Religious icons, furniture, and 20th century works round out the Suraci Collection.

Marywood's Suraci Collection provides a varied and rich resource for student research and study, as well as enriching and expanding upon the general public's experience and appreciation of the arts within our region.

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PAST EXHIBITS:

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Face Reality

Matt Catanzaro

Exhibition Dates: Nov. 11 - Dec. 15

Opening Reception: Nov. 11, 2–5 p.m.

Artist's Statement: The exhibit features gestural and vivid portraiture paintings reflecting Matt Catanzaro's mixed use of Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism. Also featured are his complete Grotesque Holiday Portrait Series consisting of 18 large-scale holiday-themed acrylic and marker paintings

Matt Cantazaro earned his BFA in Design, minors in art history, illustration, and philosophy from Marywood University.




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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Stephen Garrison

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 16 - Oct. 21

Opening Reception: Sept. 16, 2–5 p.m.

Artist's Statement: The Stories We Tell Ourselves is a series of mixed media works and drawings looking at anthropomorphic characters found throughout world religion, mythology, and contemporary fiction. The characters represented here each come from stories or histories in which they embody human personality traits, both positive and negative. We all use characters such as these to define ourselves, who you have been, who you are, who you want to be? Do you talk of astrological signs and characteristics? Do you identify with a spirit animal? Do you put on a mask for strength, comfort, protection, or anonymity? Every day, every interaction, every conversation, comes with a question of which face we are going to use. Who do we want to be that day? Who do we identify with? Who do we want to represent us?


Senior Exhibit 2023 Invitation Decorative Image

Senior Exhibit 2023

Exhibition Dates: April 15 - May 6

Opening Reception: April 15, 2–5 p.m.

Art Therapy BA senior exhibition is in the Suraci Gallery.

Gallery hours: M 11-4, T-Fr 10-4, Sat 1-4


Sue Jenkins, Natural Natural Wonders Decorative Gallery InvitationSue Jenkins

Natural Natural Wonders, mixed media and collage.

Exhibition Dates: January 28–March 10, 2023

Opening Reception: January 28 • 2–5 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 2, 2023 @ 2-3 p.m.

“Natural Natural Wonders” a solo exhibition of new nature inspired mixed media and digital collage by Sue Jenkins. Works are colorful, at times abstract, with a sprinkling of mystery, a dash of solitude, and a touch of surrealist whimsy. Using elements like scanned objects, handmade marks, botanical illustrations, acrylic paints, and cut paper with her photos, the artist crafts richly layered nature inspired worlds filled with plants, animals, and vibrant color. Collectively, the works echo the artist’s biophilic yearning to make work that inspires others to embrace earth and live in harmony with all of nature.


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P.W. Costello: From Breaker Boy to Master Engrosser

September 10 – December 3, 2022 | Opening Reception: September 10, 3-5 p.m.
Gallery Talk: October 3, 1 p.m.

P. W. Costello was a designer, engrosser, illuminator and illustrator. As a breaker boy, he sketched drawings on slabs of slate that he found near the mine. At home, during that same time, he diligently practiced his penmanship. With formal art training out of reach, he relied on his own motivation and creativity to develop foundational skills in design, lettering and illustration. For forty-five years, he worked from a studio in downtown Scranton engrossing elaborately-lettered and decorated documents for U.S. presidents, foreign heads of state, and Scranton's leaders in industry, manufacturing, business, politics, education, religion and sports. In 2016, the City of Scranton celebrated its Sesquicentennial (1866-2016) by naming 150 people, including, P.W. Costello, "who made Scranton great."