MICA offers an extensive range of painting courses, encompassing the traditional, contemporary and experimental. These trends are evident in the work of the faculty represented in this exhibit. Subjects grounded in nature include the agricultural landscape seen in the Maine cattle and dairy farms pictured in Sharon Yates' paintings; the romantic panoramas of Philip Koch; the mythological and narrative subjects of Michael Economos' water paintings; and the distinctly European landscapes of Barry Nemett. More psychological in nature are the interiors of James Hennessey, painted from memory and invention; the intimate backyards and interiors of Mark Karnes, that hint of non-existent figures; the solid but enigmatic figure paintings of Sangram Majumdar; and the color-based abstraction of Dan Dudrow.
This distinguished faculty has received numerous awards, including National Endowment for the Arts awards, the Prix de Rome, a Ford Foundation grant, a Fulbright scholarship, and more. Their work resides in many public and private collections, including Yale University, Citibank, National Academy of Design, and many more national and international collections.
Some of the artists will be present at the reception on February 2. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday, 11 am to 3 pm; Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and during selected performances. For information call 717-231-ROSE or 717-780-2435.
The Rose Lehrman Arts Center Gallery receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.