The Holtzman MFA Gallery in the Center for the Arts focuses on thesis exhibitions and new work by graduate students, invited students and guests from other institutions.
The Holtzman MFA gallery serves as a catalyst for creating dialog in the classroom and the community. It is located on the second floor of the Center for the Arts. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
September 8-October 7, 2017
Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In conjunction with PRINTFEST, a collection of four interrelated exhibitions on prints and printmaking in the 20th and 21st centuries that also includes Modern Masters: Twentieth Century Prints from the Reading Public Museum; Modern Masters: Twentieth Century Prints by African American Artists in the Collection of Otis Robertson; and Modern Print Methods and Techniques, this exhibition features works by contemporary masters and features works by printmakers and those working with large and small print shops, and includes artists such as Astrid Bolby, Sandy Winters and Shelley Thorstensen.
October 20-December 9, 2017
Opening Reception: October 19, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Artists talks October 25 at noon.
MFA candidate Rust explores the concepts of “nature vs. nurture” and how society, dreams, memories and fears, combined with technological advances, affect our actions and awareness. Using materials found in everyday environments, Rust illuminates the ways our surroundings affect us via the creation of objects that are familiar yet distorted, just as dreams or nightmares emerge from perceived reality.
MFA candidate Townsend depicts human faces in her drawings and paintings, revealing the stories and unspoken feelings of each person. Her portraits provide intimate connections among the sitter, artist and audience, helping us identify with the mood and character of each face. The artist both presents and interacts with her subjects.