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Payne Gallery Exhibit is "From the Page's Edge: Water in Literature and Art"

Exhibit "Treasures from Home" in the Upper Gallery

From the Page's Edge: Water in Literature and ArtBethlehem, Pa., March 24, 2011--Payne Gallery at Moravian College presents "From the Page's Edge: Water in Literature and Art," an exhibit that explores thinking about literature in visual terms, with eighteen contemporary artists who respond to literature on the theme of water. "Treasures from Home: Works from the Collections of the Moravian College Staff" will also be on display as the Gallery is hosting two exhibitions running concurrently until April 17.

In the Main Gallery, From the Page's Edge artworks are diverse in style (representational or abstract), as well as in media (oil, liquitex, water-color, mixed media, or dyes, on paper, canvas, panel, or terra cotta). The literature is as well-known as an essay by Thoreau and as private as personal poetry. Virginia Creighton is the curator for the exhibit.

In the Upper Gallery "Treasures from Home: Works from the Collections of the Moravian College Staff" will be on display. "Many colleges have their own art collections for the public to enjoy," Leidich explained. "Privately, many of our administrative and support staff enjoy their own small collections of fine art obtained from unlikely and inexpensive sources, such as yard sales, flea markets, and inheritances. The exhibit will include interesting and fine examples of art which are found in the homes of Moravian College's employees." This exhibition is organized for Payne Gallery by long-time Moravian employee Jane Schaffer, on the occasion of her retirement.

Payne Gallery is located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus of Moravian College, in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Gallery is open 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The gallery is closed Mondays, major holidays and during school breaks. Admission and parking are free, and the Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the event sponsor, David Leidich, 610-653-5555. For information, call 619-861-1491. For more information, contact David Leidich, assistant director of Payne Gallery at 610-653-5555 or by email: dleidich@moravian.edu. Visit the website at: http://home.moravian.edu/public/art/gallery.

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. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.