March 18, 2011

Dedication to the Arts: Lafayette Celebrates Various Forms of Visual Expression through its Four Galleries

The vibrant arts scene is a big part of campus life at Lafayette. Including the EPI (Experimental Printmaking Institute)/Riley Temple Gallery dedicated earlier this month, the College has four venues focusing on different aspects of visual art from photography to works by local artists and historically underrepresented groups.

EPI/Riley Temple Gallery

The inaugural exhibit of the EPI/Riley Temple Gallery in the Portlock Black Cultural Center features works by celebrated painter, author, and illustrator Faith Ringgold and other women artists through April 8. The gallery is named for trustee emeritus Riley K. Temple ’71 and represents a partnership between EPI and the Office of Intercultural Development. The gallery will feature the work of artists from historically underrepresented groups and will work to foster greater diversity in academic and co-curricular programming. Works by Lafayette art students will also be featured throughout the year.

Williams Center Gallery

The Williams Center Gallery, located in the Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts, presents exhibitions, related activities (lectures, workshops, films, and other educational programs), and publications that represent a wide range of media, cultures, and time periods. The current exhibit, Revisiting the Italian Renaissance: Painting and Sculpture from the Allentown Art Museum, will run through March 26.

Grossman Gallery

Located in the Williams Visual Arts Building, the Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery often hosts events with local artists as part of the WVAB’s mission to serve as a resource for both the campus and the surrounding community. The exhibit Past-Imperfect wrapped up earlier this month and is pictured below. It featured 10 video artworks from contemporary artists from Ecuador including “Antojo (Desire)” by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, assistant professor of art.

Lass Gallery/Simon Room

Skillman Library houses two gallery spaces dedicated to very different kinds of art. The Lass Gallery exhibits photographs and works on paper, while the Simon Special Collections Room highlights the library’s special collections and archives.  In Retrospect in the Simon Room closed earlier this month and vedute di venezia (Views of Venice) will run through June 30 in the Lass Gallery.

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