Hicks Art Center Gallery


The Hicks Art Center Gallery provides a varied series of curated art exhibitions and related programming in support of the Department of the Arts 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 Department of the Arts.

Paradise Lost & Recycled

January 21 - March 13, 2015

Bryant Holsenbeck has been documenting our society’s waste for more than a decade. As an environmental artist and activist, she uses these materials to raise awareness of the impact of our culture on the natural world. Paradise Lost and Recycled features 22 bird and animal sculptures by Holsenbeck made from discarded objects. They set the stage for a 20-foot 'waterfall' that she will create during her residency at the gallery. More than 10,000 plastic water bottles were collected over a four-month period from campus and community for this project. Students, faculty, staff, school groups and community volunteers are invited to work with the artist during her residency.

Artist residency: Students, faculty, staff, school groups, and community volunteers are invited to work with the artist to make the "waterfall". Residency hours are:

Monday, February 2                              10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday, February 3 - 5     10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday, February 6                                 10:00am - 4:00pm

Artist talk: Wednesday, February 4, 3 – 4 p.m. Penn Hall Room 257

Sculpture Workshop with Bryant Holsenbeck: Wednesday, February 4, 4 – 6 p.m. Participants will learn how to create small animals from recycled materials. $25 fee.

Reception:  Friday, February 6, 5 – 7 p.m.  Gallery talk at 6 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated. Individuals are encouraged to drop in at any time during the residency. Call 215-504-8531 for group reservations.

Gallery hours:

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon

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