The Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present the exhibition River and Biota, curated by artist Naomi Teppich, focusing on bringing awareness to the beauty ? and vulnerability ? of our country?s rivers, with special emphasis on the northeast quadrant, including the Delaware, the Hudson, and the Susquehanna Rivers, from September 10?October 22, 2015. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 10, at 6 p.m.; and a Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Many artists selected by Teppich for the exhibition have a special relationship with the river, and through their artwork, they react strongly to the bombardment of this beloved ecosystem and our environment in general. While not designed to make a political statement, River and Biota allows the conscience of these artists to bring public awareness to this serious issue.
Eighteen artists, including painters, printmakers, and sculptors, were selected for this exhibition, which was first displayed with the Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor, New York.
The Freyberger Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Marilyn Fox, Gallery Director, at 610-396-6140 or via e-mail at [email protected].