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Freyberger Gallery presents Patricia O'Maille: Words and Visions

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In conjunction with Women's History Month, the Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present Patricia O'Maille: Words and Visions from March 19-April 30. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, March 19, beginning at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Influenced by early American landscape painting and delicate girlhood embroidery, O'Maille's paintings, at first glance, seem simple, almost naive. Reminiscent of Indian miniatures with an unnerving sensation of dream imagery or déjà vu, one is drawn into these intimate works, which become more contemplative with further investigation. The artist also writes poetry in conjunction with painting, and she will be presenting a collection of poems based on the visual information in this exhibition. O'Maille's delicate paintings and poetry form a personal chronicle that has universal appeal.

"I'm very pleased that this artist was chosen by faculty and staff to exhibit her work at the Freyberger Gallery," comments Marilyn J. Fox, Arts Coordinator at Penn State Berks. "O'Maille will be presenting poems along with her paintings, which adds another layer of creativity to this exhibition."

The Freyberger Gallery's hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday evenings until 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. For more information, contact Marilyn Fox at 610-396-6140 or by e-mail at mjf14@psu.edu.

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