"Pangea" by George Mummert Show runs Nov. 5- Dec.11, open to public
Oct. 19, 2009
LANCASTER – Lancaster sculptor George Mummert will display his exhibit “ROCK AND METAL” at the Art Space in the East Building of the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, from Nov. 5-Dec. 11. A free art show reception featuring a presentation by the artist will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, room 203 in East Building. The public is invited.
“ROCK AND METAL” presents new and recent works by Mummert, who was recently selected to participate in the John R. Baldwin Fellowship program at the Lancaster County Community Foundation and who is also a 2010 participant in Leadership Lancaster's CORE program. According to Mummert, the new work connects with his “interest in juxtaposing natural materials and geometry to create simple yet elegant sculptural forms.”
Mummert said, “The sculptures, created with enduring materials such as bronze and stone, are intended to evoke sensual emotions. These forms, based upon simple geometry such as the circle, sphere and square, are interlaced with the delicate surfaces of rock and metal.”
A 1996 graduate of Millersville University in business and geography, Mummert was one of the lead artisans on the project that created a massive bronze Triceratops skull which is now permanently installed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He also is one of the creators of the model for the 21-foot life-size statue of a Torosaurus for the Peabody Museum of Natural History installed on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. 
Selections of Mummert's public art in his hometown include the recently installed 11-foot tall ”Serenity Tree” in aluminum and glass, commissioned by the Healing Arts Commission for the Downtown Pavilion at the Lancaster General Hospital. In 2008, Mummert created the bronze Fallen Firefighters Memorial to honor the fallen in Lancaster. Most notably, in 2008, Mummert created the monumental ”Tribute in Bronze” to honor statesman, abolitionist, and champion of equality, Thaddeus Stevens. The 2,300-pound bronze was commissioned by the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology for its campus in Lancaster.
Mummert, an artist and art educator, works in a studio and foundry in downtown Lancaster at the Keystone Art & Culture Center, a nonprofit arts facility and organization that he founded in 2004 with the help of noted neurosurgeon James P. Argires, M.D., and his wife, Tasia. Mummert is executive director of the center.
Public hours for the art show are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. For more information, contact Judith Johnson, art show coordinator, at HACC’s Lancaster Campus, at 358-2201 or e-mail jcjohnso@hacc.edu.
Caption: Lancaster sculptor George Mummert exhibits his work like this one, "Pangea," in the East Building of HACC Lancaster Campus Nov. 5-Dec. 11.
Please click the links below to share the latest #HACCnews on YOUR social media sites.