Cummings Art Gallery
In 1984, Sister Angelica Cummings, founder of the Mercyhurst art department, watched as generations of art students and supporters honored her by dedicating the college's art gallery in her name. Today, that gallery pulls in artists from around the tri-state area as well as highlighting the works of Mercyhurst art students. Located in the lobby of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center, patrons of the PAC are encouraged to wander around and view the works on display before the live performances.
The gallery hosts solo and group exhibitions by emerging and established artists, juried student shows, and art faculty shows. Recent artists include: Daniel Burke, Tom Hubert, Gary Cardot, Robert Tavani, Jodi Staniunas-Hopper, Mary Elizabeth Meier, Jamie Borowicz, Ed Corle, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Alberta Cifolelii, Annoel Krider, Judith Brandon, Brother Thomas Bezanson, Rachael Burke, Denise Keim, Tom Eells, Robert Werder, Larry Brown, Jaimee Lindvay, Suzanne Winterberger, Mike Bumbera, Fran Schanz, Tom Ferraro, Deborah Sementelli, Will Ursprung, and Ron Bayuzick.
Summer Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Academic Year Hours: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday 2-5 p.m.
For more information, call 814-824-2092.
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2016-2017 Season Dates
ART ON THE HILL
5.31.16 – 8.7.16
This exhibit features new works by members of the Northwest Pennsylvania Artists Association.
RECEPTION: Thursday, June 16, 5-7 p.m.
Summer Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
ART FACULTY SHOW
8.15.16 – 9.25.16
Guest Alumni Bethany Krowsoski `09 and Mark Nowak `77
The Mercyhurst University Art Faculty display new works in this annual exhibition. Art Faculty include Daniel Burke, Tom Hubert, Gary Cardot, Jodi Staniunas Hopper and Peter Stadtmueller.
RECEPTION: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 5-7 p.m.
IMAGES FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN AVANT-GARDE
10.3.16 – 11.6.16
Curated by Gary Cardot, this exhibit explores alternative photography processes such as Cyanotype, Zia types, Gum Bi-Chromate and Albumen.
RECEPTION: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, 5-7 p.m.
BARBARA & JULIAN STANCZAK
11.14.16 – 12.18.16
Barbara Stanczak’s sculptures reveal nature’s secrets, which she releases in intuitive forms of intimacy and imagination.
Julian Stanczak, a pioneer of the Op Art movement, fills his canvases with complex color relationships, which transform paint and geometric shapes into an experience of the intangible and mysterious.
RECEPTION: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, 5-7 p.m.
RONALD GONZALEZ AND RICHARD SADLIER
1.5.17 – 2.5.17
Ronald Gonzalez works in sculpture, assemblage and site-specific installation. His steel armatures are made of recycled materials.
Richard Sadlier presents mixed media works on paper, incorporating imagery from pop culture.
RECEPTION: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, 5-7 p.m.
PATRICIA S. YAHN `50 JURIED ART SHOW
2.13.17 - 3.24.17
Mercyhurst University students submit artworks in a variety of media to be judged in this juried exhibition. Juror: Jill Kambs is the Assistant Curator and Collections Manager at the Erie Art Museum.
RECEPTION: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, 5-7 p.m.
3.27.17 – 3.31.17
Sophomore art students present their portfolios from their first two years of coursework.
SENIOR ART THESIS EXHIBITION
4.3.17 – 5.5.17
Mercyhurst University senior art students display their final senior art projects.
RECEPTION: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 2-4 p.m.
ERIE COUNTY ART TEACHERS
5.14.17 – 8.11.17
RECEPTION: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 2-4 p.m.
Contact Gallery Director, Heather Dana, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (814) 824-2092