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Freyberger Gallery Presents "Hot Wax"

The Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present Hot Wax: Contemporary Encaustic Work from October 28 to December 9, 2010. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 28, at 6:00 p.m. in the Freyberger Gallery. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

"Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax and a blend of colored pigment," explains Marilyn Fox, Gallery Director. "Ancient peoples and cultures, including the Egyptians, used this seductive medium to both obscure and reveal imagery. Throughout the centuries, artists have modified the recipe to include alternative pigments, oil, and paraffin or soy wax, revealing different properties."

This exhibit will showcase four artists: Bryan Lafaye of Lafayette, LA; Bonnie Levinthal of Philadelphia, PA; David Mohallatee of Richmond, KY; and Yomarie Silva of Miami, FL. The artists were selected by Kristen Woodward, artist and instructor of painting at Albright College, who has mastered the technique of encaustic painting.

For more information, contact Marilyn Fox, Director of the Freyberger Gallery, at 610-369-6140 or via e-mail at MJF14@psu.edu.

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