Gallery Exhibit Featuring High School Students Opens at Penn State Lehigh Valley

Apr 28th, 2016Press Release from Penn State Lehigh Valley

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (Apr. 26, 2016) – The Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley presents “IDEA – Plastic Wrapping.” This exhibit runs from May 9 to June 15, 2016. The artist reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on May 10 in the gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley. Both exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.


IDEA, Inter-District Experience in the Arts, is an annual collaborative art exhibition by the AP portfolio art students from Palisades and Southern Lehigh High Schools.


This year’s “Plastic Wrappings” show is composed of large photo realistic studies of natural and man-made objects that in some manner are wrapped in plastic.  The student artists explored the inclusion of plastic bags and plastic wrappings creating barriers between their object and the viewer. This inclusion of plastics in art also explores the idea of the chemical components of plastics creating barriers that may be harming the environment, as well as imposing on the quality of life of all humanity. Students also examined how various artists, such as Janet Fish, Pedro Campos and others, address the thesis of plastic wrappings.


Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 610-285-5078 for additional evening hours. For more information, contact Ann Lalik, gallery director at ude.uspnull@kilalnna or 610-285-5261.


About Penn State Lehigh Valley

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