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Bethlehem, Pa., October 7, 2013—Payne Gallery at Moravian College recently announced the schedule of exhibits for the 2013-14 season. The Gallery begins its 31st year of fine art exhibits with a show celebrating visual artwork by students in grades K-12 whose teachers are members of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association. On October 19, more than 150 art educators, school administrators, higher education faculty, museum educators, and artists will be visiting Moravian College and Payne Gallery for the Pennsylvania Art Education Association annual conference.
The exhibit, “PAEA Student Art Exhibition” running from October 10 to 20, features a selection of work created in the classrooms from across the state of Pennsylvania that includes a variety of media, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and mixed media. This juried exhibition is a featured highlight of the PAEA Annual Conference being held in Bethlehem. The exhibit is curated by Moravian College student Kelsey King ‘14, with Matthew Shelley, M.F.A., visiting professor of art, Moravian College serving as exhibit juror.
The Gallery’s fall season continues with a display of Jeong Han Yun and Choon Hyang Yun’s works, “Installation in Paper” from October 24 to December 15. The husband and wife team have spent the past 20-years perfecting a technique for transforming paper into contemporary masterpieces that move the eye across a textural landscape that seems to replicate the rhythms of nature. The artist pair utilize ancient paper making traditions in the creation of their works – large scale canvases, some with energetic movements of color and texture, and others with a whimsical pop-culture reference.
The Gallery begins the new year with the exhibit, “E.A.T. - Experiments in Art and Technology” from January 16 to February 28. E.A.T. was officially launched in 1967 by the engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer and the artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman. Ten New York artists worked with 30 engineers and scientists from the world renowned Bell Telephone Laboratories to create groundbreaking performances that incorporated new technology and art. This exhibition will feature some of those early collaborations including works by Warhol, Rauschenberg, and Whitman.
“Biennial Faculty Show” will be held in Priscilla Payne Gallery from March 6 to April 6 and will feature work from Moravian College's Art Department. The exhibit explores a wide range of work using traditional methods to cutting edge digital technologies.
The season concludes with the “Moravian College Senior Thesis Exhibition” which will be displayed from April 13 to May 11, and is one of the highlights of Moravian’s annual exhibition program. An eclectic mix of disciplines offered at the College, the exhibition represents four years of hard and productive work. This exhibit also illustrated the varied disciplines taught in the art department at the College.
The Payne Gallery has been a home for Moravian College’s outstanding permanent collection of fine art. It also been host to dozens of world-class exhibitions over the past 30 years. In 2001, the interior of the gallery was renovated to Smithsonian exhibition standards after the 1982 conversion from the former gymnasium to the Frank E. and Seba B. Payne Gallery. The gallery, named in honor of her parents, was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of Priscilla Payne Hurd.
Payne Gallery is located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus of Moravian College, in Historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Gallery is open 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The gallery is closed Mondays, major holidays and during school breaks. All openings for the opening night of the shows are from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Admission and parking are free, and the Gallery is wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact David Leidich, assistant director of Payne Gallery at 610-653-5555 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 website at www.moravian.edu.