Freyberger Gallery presents Witness by Maureen Kelleher
The Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present the exhibition titled Witness by Maureen Kelleher from January 19–March 2, 2012. There will be a question-and-answer session with the artist on Wednesday, January 25, beginning at 1 p.m, and an opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 26, at 6 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Maureen Kelleher began her career as a social activist, and she now works primarily as a private investigator on cold-case files and with the Innocence Project. Her work involves revisiting witnesses, and meeting with inmates and attorneys. Through their dialog, Kelleher found her own voice as an artist, as she creates artwork about prisoners and other marginalized individuals. She recounts their stories as a witness to both good and evil. Heavily texted and brightly colored paintings and constructions merge seamlessly into her own unique form of storytelling folk art.
The Freyberger Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Marilyn Fox, Gallery Director, at 610-396-6140 or via e-mail at MJF14@psu.edu.