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Bethlehem, Pa., October 12, 2010—The works of Maryanne Riker are on display in The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery now through Saturday, October 30th. A special reception will be held Wednesday, October 13, 4:30 p.m. in the Haupert Union Building. A mixed-media artist, Maryann J. Riker uses handmade paper, book board, book cloth, beading, paint, embroidery and transparencies to convey a visual narrative through the book format.
This year’s Alumni Exhibition features the works of Maryanne Riker, who graduated from Moravian College in 1982. She has since held many exhibitions throughout the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, Pa., and New York City. Her works are also held in many private and public collections. She describes herself as a mixed-media artist whose works convey a narrative about the journeys we have to go through throughout life. She incorporates many things into her artwork such as digital imagery and Victorian iconography.
Riker’s work has garnered a number of awards and is included in many private collections as well as special collections including Special Collections at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa, Newark Public Library, and Rutgers University. Riker holds an undergraduate degree from Moravian College, a Masters degree from Montclair State University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College.
The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery is funded through the generosity of our former HUB director and her supporters. The Gallery is located in the Haupert Union Building, near the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets in Bethlehem, Pa. For information, call 610 861-1491.
Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.