Robbie Pepper

Artist Robbie Pepper, center, gets his photo taken within his own exhibit at Penn State Berks.

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Berks' Freyberger Gallery presents 'Transitions' interactive exhibition

READING, Pa. — As part of its 60th anniversary celebration throughout 2018, the Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present "Transitions," a special interactive exhibition in which visitors can take a step back in time and view key moments in the college’s history. The opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

In creating "Transitions," artist Robbie Pepper utilized photos taken over the last six decades to construct a series of life-sized displays, allowing visitors to the Freyberger Gallery to take a walk back in time. The exhibition will run through the end of the fall semester. Perfect for selfies and group photos, "Transitions" allows viewers to "picture" themselves at various moments in the college’s history by visiting its first campus building located in Wyomissing; entering an electrical engineering lab; celebrating the first groundbreaking ceremony at the current campus location; playing soccer with the college’s North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) champion women’s soccer team, and attending a few classes.

Pepper began his artistic career as a street artist in his native Manchester, England, where he was well known for his celebrity portraits. After emigrating to the United States, he continued his artistic career focusing on stage design and building props for theatre and a variety of other events and venues.

The Freyberger Gallery will hold a variety of activities throughout the fall semester in conjunction with the exhibition. For more information on the gallery exhibition, contact Marilyn Fox, director of the Freyberger Gallery, at 610-396-6140 or via email at mjf14@psu.edu.