Maureen Ciaccio creates playful, fragile works made of cast paper and mixed media. The artist's background in drawing is evident in the subdued tone and flowing line of the work, which often incorporate words. The art works draw a parallel between the organization found in nature and that which exists in the natural world. The artist references calendars, time lines and architectural supports in her work. She refers to these references as "conventions used to structure our time and space, an otherwise amorphous reality."
Ms. Ciaccio lives in Wilmington, Delaware and has exhibited extensively throughout the region, at such venues as the Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia; The Painted Bride, Philadelphia; and the Noyes Museum, New Jersey. She received a BFA from State University of New York at Purchase in 1982 and an MFA from the University of Arizona in 1989. She has taught at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania and Denison University, Ohio. Ms. Ciaccio has received awards from the Ohio Arts Council and Denison University Research Foundation.
Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; and during selected performances. For information call 717/231-ROSE or 780-2435.
This project was supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through its regional arts funding partnership, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA). State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania's General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by Jump Street.