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2010-2011 Exhibitions

  • Senior Art Majors

  • Annual Senior Art Show

    Dana Gallery
    April 28 - May 14, 2011

    The Annual Senior Art Show will feature selected works by Art Majors and will have its reception on April 28, 2011 beginning at 4:45 pm.

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  • All-Student Juried Exhibition

    2nd Floor College Square on Harrisburg Avenue
    April 20 - May 5, 2011

    The All-Student Juried Exhibition will show selected pieces from various F&M students.  The student artwork includes mediums such as photography, sculpture, drawing, and painting. 

    The annual All-Student Juried Exhibition will open with a reception on April 20 at 4:45 p.m.  This year, the juror of selection and awards is artist, Vonn Sumner.  The President's Awards Ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. on the 20th and the exhibition will close on April 29.   Due to renovations in the Museum, the exhibition will take place on the 2nd Floor in College Square on Harrisburg Avenue.  

  • F&M Takes Student Show to College Square
  • An article written in the Intelligencer Journal and Lancaster New Era highlighting the 2011 All-Student Juried Exhibition.

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  • Flower Girl

  • Gabby Jiayin She '11: Commodified Beauty

    Dana Gallery
    April 8 - April 21, 2011
    Reception: April 19, 2011, 4:45 pm

    "During two semesters of research, and including a summer field trip to Japan to conduct research, (Gabby) catalogued and contextualized a group of 'beauty' prints from well-known ukiyo-e masters selected from the museum collection. This extensive process of research has provided the foundation for a project concerning the collection that I intend to present for department honors...I decide(d) to also present the project in the form of a small exhibition..."

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  • Meredith Buck '11: Clothed in Space

    Dana Gallery
    April 8 - April 21, 2011
    Reception: April 16, 2011, 4:00 pm

    "How do garments construct our spatial environment? How do they dictate social space? What role do garments and their spatial realms play in influencing social lives (especially those of women), and is a comparison between garments as diverse as corsets and hijab warranted?"


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  • Dan Deibler '12: The Human Form

    Dana Gallery
    April 8 - April 21, 2011
    Reception: April 12, 2011, 4:45 pm

    Dan Deibler's exhibition in the Dana Gallery includes works that reveal a transition from charcoal drawings to paintings. There are six 18” x 24” charcoal drawings and six large oil paintings (average size 4’ x 5’), which are part of on-going independent study.  

  • Trio of Elements-Slow Art Making

  • Trio of Elements - Slow Art Making

    Dana Gallery
    January 18 - March 11, 2011
    Hawk Mountain potter, Willi Singleton, Pittsburgh wood worker, Tadao Arimoto and silk weaver Yoichi Nakajima from Tokyo are featured in the exhibit.
     
    The three artists are trained in the traditional and age-old methods used by Japanese artists for centuries.  The idea of making art in a slow and measured way is not new to Japanese culture and has allowed "functional" works done in these ways to be elevated to the status of fine art, and their makers to become National treasures.  The exhibition opens January 18 in the Dana Gallery.  
     
    First Friday in February, join Willi Singleton for a Gallery talk about his work.  4:45 p.m.
     
    First Friday in March, Jane Spalding will give a Gallery talk about the Japanese aesthetic in design, art making and cultural traditions.  4:45 p.m.

    There will be a reception and gallery talk by all three artists on March 10 at 4:45 p.m. 

    All events are free and open to the public.

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    Disc by Tadao Arimoto, photo ©Tadao Arimoto, a.r.r.

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  • Tool from the Distaff Toolkit
  • Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit

    Dana Gallery

    October 22 - December 10, 2010

    Curated by noted women's historian Rickie Solinger, creatively transformed tools that were reconfigured into art works that both pay tribute to the past and promote a critical analysis of the culture and history of which they are a part.

    Each work in Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit has, at its visible core, a tool that was once used for hard, repetitive and unpaid women's domestic labor.  Creatively transformed by a diverse group of artists, these old tools are reconfigured into art works that both pay tribute to the past and promote a critical analysis of the culture and history of which they are a part.  Artists represented include:  Lisa Alvarado, Kim Anno, Tiffany Bessonen, Mary Jo Bole, Barbara Leoff Burge, Carol Ann Carter, Colin Case, Tom Cohen, Dave Cole, Leonie Guyer, Karen Hendrickson and Barbara Leoff Burge, Judy Hoyt, Mildred Johnson, Tatana Kellner, Tracy Krumm, Lisa Link, Sallie McCorkle, Debra Priestly, Larry Ruhl, Betye Saar, Alison Saar, Eliska Smiley, Laura Splan, Allen C. Topolski, Gail Tremblay Marie Watt, Flo Oy Wong.

    The exhibition opens October 22 and the Museum will be open First Friday, November 5, for all who would like to visit the exhibitions as part of their First Friday gallery visits.

    The exhibitions are free and open to the public.

    (Image detail: Grater Woman by Judith Hoyt, 2007)

  • Women's Tools Exhibit
  • Woman's Tools

    Front Entrance Gallery

    October 22 - December 10, 2010

    Concurrently in the Front Entrance Gallery is an exhibition of domestic tools from the permanent collection of The Phillips Museum, curated by Millersville University student, Lynn Rhoades accompanied by a continuous loop of sound bytes containing entries from the journals of Mary Keen Shortess, mother of Lehigh University professor, George Shortess.  The entries are read and recorded by Shortess' wife, MaryLou M. Shortess, and date from WWII to 1956.

    The exhibition opens October 22 and the Museum will be open First Friday, November 5, for all who would like to visit the exhibitions as part of their First Friday gallery visits.

    The exhibitions are free and open to the public.

     

    18th and 19th Century Material Culture from the Permanent Collection of The Phillips Museum of Art

    This exhibition features objects associated with women’s domestic labor in the 18th and 19th centuries that are in the permanent collection of The Phillips Museum of Art.  It is intended to complement and contextualize the works in the exhibit Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit by presenting women’s “tools,” like the distaff attached to the spinning wheel, in their homely and unmediated state.  But while these objects have not experienced a transfiguration at the hands of artists, they have their own aesthetic elegance and aura, instilled in them by their makers and users. They remind us that the skills and knowledge that was required for the work of housewifery---from fine needlework to beekeeping—was vast and complex, though not always noticed.  The items on display fall into three categories of women’s work: textile production, food production and preparation, and child care.

    Accompanying this exhibition are selections from the daily diaries of Mary Keen Shortess, a Dover, PA housewife who recorded her daily domestic activities from 1937 until the year of her death, 1987.

    Eliza Reilly, Director

    October 29, 2010

    Front Entrance Gallery

    Women’s Tools

    An exhibition of domestic tools from the permanent collection of The Phillips Museum, curated by Millersville University student Lynn Rhoades. The exhibition is accompanied by a continuous loop of sound bytes containing entries from the journals of Mary Keen Shortess, mother of artist and former Lehigh University professor, George Shortess. The entries are read  by Shortess’ wife, MaryLou M. Shortess, and date from 1937 to 1956.

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    This exhibition of domestic tools from the permanent collection of The Phillips Museum of Art was curated by Millersville University student, Lynn Rhoades.  Items displayed were in use until the middle of the 20th Century and are still employed in some rural areas of the United States.  In particular communities in Lancaster County many of the same domestic duties continue to be performed by women using similar implements while the men are responsible for heavy and demanding labor in the fields and in building and harvesting. 

    Accompanying this exhibition are selections from the daily diaries of Mary Keen Shortess, kept faithfully by Mary beginning in 1937 until the day of her last entry in 1987 written from her hospital bed while she lay dying.

    Mary was born September 6, 1902.  She graduated from Western High School in Baltimore, Maryland in 1921 and then attended Baltimore Teachers Training School.  In 1923 she completed the required teachers’ training and became an elementary school teacher in the Baltimore school system.   During summers she worked at the public library where she met her husband, George Seidel Shortess, on a stormy day when he offered his  assistance to close the windows of the library against the wind and rain.  They married on June 29, 1926. 

    The decision for Mary to marry meant that she would no longer be able to teach (these were the rules).  George taught biology at Elizabethtown College from 1930 - 1943 and the family lived in Orange Street.  The family moved to Baltimore with George’s sister for two years while Mary’s husband completed his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University.  The rules by then had changed and Mary was able to substitute teach and she also took work  at a local department store to help with the finances. 

    The family then moved to Dover outside of York where  Shortess taught biology at York Junior College (now York College).  He then taught at Lycoming College in Williamsport until he retired in 1963.  Mary continued to teach when she could.

    Mary and George had two sons, David and George.  George discovered his mother’s  diary entries about six months ago.  The entries describe Mary’s life as a mother and wife during the War years and afterward until her death.  The simple records for each day in her domestic life  contain a powerful statement about the foundation of American family life for most of the 20th Century.   George assembled excerpts from the diaries and sorted them to diversify the entries according to his own system of creative development.  Only 220 entries were chosen for the  exhibition.  George explains that, even though he was present on many of the days described, he never saw the events as he does now.  He plans to work with the diaries to create a multi media installation and art work related to them and to his mother’s life. 

    George’s wife, MaryLou M. Shortess, is an actor and reads the entries to the visitors of the exhibition. 

    George Shortess is a multi media artist who has taught studio and lecture courses on visual perception and the arts at Lehigh University and with students in residencies  (through the  Arts in Education Division of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts) developing computer-based interactive installations.   

    Claire Giblin, Curator of Exhibitions

    October 28, 2010

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  • Encore:  Works of Bill Hutson

    Dana Gallery

    September 3 - October 15, 2010

    Reception, Gallery talk and Open Mic - First Friday, October 1, 4:45 pm

    Works by Bill Hutson will be exhibited in the Dana Gallery to greet students as they begin the semester.  There will be a reception and gallery talk by Bill on First Friday, October 1 in the gallery at 4:45 p.m.  The event will feature an "open mic" for students, faculty, staff and colleagues who would like to offer reminiscences and reflections about the artist and his work.  Hutson recently donated the bulk of his personal art collection to Franklin & Marshall -one of the largest and most significant gifts in the College's history.

  • Encore Preview
  • A video preview of Bill Hutson's Encore exhibition

    Video produced and edited by Oliver Tingling '11.

  • Bill Hutson's Encore
  • A short video produced and edited by Oliver Tingling '11, that highlights the Bill Hutson's artwork as well as the Open Mic reception that took place on October 1, 2010.

  • Serena Mayer Franklin North
  • True North

    Phillips Entry Gallery

    September 1 - October 15, 2010

    Curated by Claire Giblin

    This exhibition of family portraits from the Hugh M. North and Serena North Collection at Franklin & Marshall College features work by some of the most distinguished American painters of the 18th and 19th centuries, including Jacob Eichholtz, Hugh Breckenridge, Thomas Sully and Benjamin West. It offers students of American art and American history a glimpse of the important role that fine art and the genre of portraiture played in documenting and interpreting the legacy of a distinguished Pennsylvania family.