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.‌

Under the Knife: Contemporary Cut Paper Art

August 23 – October 14, 2017

Originating as a craft in East Asia and eventually expanding to the West, the art of paper cutting (and folding) has evolved over thousands of years, adapting to different cultural styles‭ and technologies‬. Curated by Sean Stoops, this exhibition features contemporary regional and national artists that utilize paper craft techniques including: finely cut paper artworks / installations, paper silhouettes / shadow puppet art, sculptural "pop-up" books, stencil based "street art," and stop-motion animations. Both handcrafted and works created using modern laser-cutters are featured. Multi-dimensional pieces by Henry Bermudez, Joe Boruchow, Béatrice Coron, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Rosa Leff, Jedediah Morfit, and Hunter Stabler dominate the gallery walls. Stephanie Beck, Sarah Sadie Slate, Colette Fu, Dawn Kramlich, and Lucia Thomé will be exhibiting sculptural works and installations throughout the space. Finally, stop motion animations and shadow puppet performance videos by Amy Lee Ketchum, Erik Ruin, and Chamindika Wanduragala are screened on a large video monitor, along with related paper cut art objects.

Artist panel with Colette Fu, Erik Ruin & Sarah Sadie Slate:
Wednesday, September 13, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Grupp Hall, room 257

Gallery reception: Wednesday, September 13, 5 – 7 p.m. Curator’s talk at 6:15 p.m.

Pop-up book workshop with Colette Fu: Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m; $55 per person.
Call 215-504-8531 to register.

Gallery hours (through September 18):
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gallery hours (after September 18):
Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FREE and Open to the public. For more information, call 215-968-8425.


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Biennial Arts Faculty Showcase
November 1 – December 11, 2017

Featuring the work of all faculty in the Arts Department, including visual arts, music, multimedia and cinema/video.

Gallery reception: Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 – 7 p.m.