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Fall 2014 

Lyn Godley: Art of Light Exhibit

Thursday September 4, 2014 - runs through Oct. 16 

Reception: Thursday Sept. 4, 6 - 8 p.m. Lecture on art, light and its ability to help heal Tuesday, September 16, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium across from the gallery.

Lyn Godley’s installation incorporates light imbedded in large scale images creating an environment that effects the viewer in both an aesthetic and positive psychological level.

Explains the artist, "I believe that beauty is transformative, and that works of art have the power to change lives. Just as the need to create calls to artists, the appreciation of artistic creations has been part of the human psyche since the beginning of time.

I believe that light has healing potential that we are only beginning to understand.

Developments in light therapy are proving its ability to affect a wide range of symptoms, ranging from reducing depression and stress, changing sleep cycles, relieving pain, and increasing the rate of healing. I am convinced that we can use light to create calming environments on a physiological level, not just aesthetic.

And I believe that, as designers, we have the responsibility to make this world a better place, to relieve suffering wherever possible."

Black and White: Drawings by Gretchen Kreitler

Exhibit: Opens Thursday Oct. 30 and runs through Dec. 11, 2014

Reception: Thursday Thursday Oct. 30, 6 - 8 p.m. 

Gretchen Kreitler was given a rapidograph pen while she was an art student at Lockhaven University. That tool, and the hundreds purchased over the years, became nearly the sole medium for her drawings. Living in as diverse places as Berks County, the Outerbanks of North Carolina, and an old firehouse in Brooklyn, New York, Kreitler became a keen observer of animals and their relationship to the environment and humankind. In Berks, she drew what was around her: dogs, bovines and hens; in North Carolina, she observed maritime creatures, including turtles, frogs, and sharks; while in New York, her companions in the firehouse were her dogs and cats. Kreitler’s innate and nurtured talent (she was brought up in a family with a graphic designer father, a mother who taught art, and creative brothers) became intertwined with her interest in the “delicate balance of the environment and how it is connected to all creatures and life.” The drawings in this exhibit reflect her interest, and are masterfully created.


Gallery Hours:

10 am - 6 pm

10 am - 8 pm

10 am - 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday:
12 pm - 4 pm

Marilyn Fox (mjf14@psu.edu)