Hicks Art Center Gallery

Hicks Art Center Gallery provides a varied series of curated art exhibitions and related programming in support of the Arts Department and as an important educational and cultural resource for the community. The Gallery is located in Hicks Art Center, the locus of the College's Arts Department.‌

Katharine Steele Renninger: Influences & Interactions

May 26 – July 21, 2016

No artist works in a vacuum. People and events are constantly impacting their artwork, perspectives and imagination. This exhibit illustrates the close-knit camaraderie and informal influence of artists upon each other. Specifically, how Kay Renninger’s work evolved by means of the artists working around her, as well as how several of Kay’s local contemporaries – and friends – witnessed the impact of Kay’s perspectives blending with theirs. Curated by Barbara Swanda, Influences & Interactions is a companion exhibit to the James A Michener Museum retrospective Katharine Steele Renninger: Craft, Commitment, Community on display through June 12.

Reception: Thursday, May 26, 5-7 p.m. 
Curator’s gallery talk at 6 p.m.

Gallery hours:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contested Identities: The Recent Work of Peter Williams

August 24 – October 8, 2016

Peter Williams, an African-American artist and an amputee, explores issues of race and identity in America, his own personal experiences, and a world of fantasy, fear and delight in his richly nuanced paintings. His lush, painterly storytelling reveals a deeply resonant social critique that is both humorous and deadly serious.

Meet the artist:  Wednesday, September 14, 12 - 1 p.m. Linksz Pavilion

Artist talk:  Wednesday, September 14, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Penn 257

Gallery reception:  Wednesday, September 14, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Curator’s gallery talk at 5:30 p.m.

Gallery hours through September 19th:
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gallery hours after September 19th:
Monday & Friday, 9 a.m - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon

Closed college holidays.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call 215-968-8425.