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Arcadia Exhibitions is pleased to announce the call for entries for “Student Biennial 2022”, opening February 21, 2022. This exhibition is the ninth in a series at Arcadia featuring works by current students juried by an esteemed visiting arts professional.
This year’s juror is Kajette Solomon ‘06, the Society Equity and Inclusion (SEI) Program Specialist at the RISD Museum, (Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art), Providence, Rhode Island, and the New England Regional Director on the board of the American Association of Museum Volunteers (AAMV).
New this year, the Biennial will be presented in locations throughout the Landman Library, and is open to all students registered for classes in Fall 2021. In addition to submitting pre-existing works executed in or out of studio courses for the juror's consideration, students will also have the option of proposing new works created to be viewed in specific locations within the library.
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Polly Apfelbaum, Pennsylvania Diamond Quilt, 2021, 49.3 x 70.6 x 1.3 cm, terracotta and glaze. Courtesy of the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London, and Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna.
Arcadia Exhibitions is pleased to announce Polly Apfelbaum's residency in the ceramics studio at Arcadia University, with the assistance of Gregg F. Moore, professor of Art and Design, and Rachel Geisinger '19, production assistant. Polly Apfelbaum (b. 1955) is an internationally renowned artist who loves art history, the applied arts, popular culture and color. Apfelbaum assembles immersive installations using materials the artist associates with the everyday, including textiles, ceramics, found objects, drawings and paintings.
The multifaceted project includes the artist's residency and an undergraduate course, Polly Apfelbaum: From Studio to Gallery. It will culminate in spring 2022 with a new installation by Apfelbaum in the Spruance Gallery and a reciprocal exhibtion of works by antiques dealer and artist David Y. Ellinger (1913–2003)—curated by Lisa Minardi, director of Historic Trappe and an expert in Pennsylvania German (also known as Pennsylvania Dutch) art and culture—in the University Commons. Examining the early influence of Pennsylvania material culture on the development of the artists' hybrid sensibilities, a publication and series of public programs will explore the intersections of art and identity.
Major support for the project has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with additional support from Creative Capital.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is a multidisciplinary grantmaker and hub for knowledge-sharing, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, dedicated to fostering a vibrant cultural community in Greater Philadelphia. The Center invests in ambitious, imaginative, and catalytic work that showcases the region’s cultural vitality and enhances public life, and engages in an exchange of ideas concerning artistic and interpretive practice with a broad network of cultural practitioners and leaders.
The staff of Arcadia Exhibitions is saddened to hear of the passing of Zina Davis, who in 1979 became Beaver College's first official gallery director.
For information on her life and career we provide the following links:
The Richard E. Fuller Gallery (1962–85): A History of Arcadia University's First Exhibition Space
April 20–October 11, 2015
Great Room Lobby
Coordinates: Drawings and Prints Marking Five Exhibitions at Beaver College (1977-84)
April 8–21, 2015
Arcadia University Art Gallery
Threading the Maze
August 27–October 18, 2015
Arcadia University Art Gallery