UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The HUB-Robeson Galleries will hold a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, on the first floor of the HUB to celebrate summer exhibitions.
The Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania exhibit, open in the HUB Gallery until July 26, features depictions of local farms and rural landscapes created in a variety of media. The Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania was formed in late 2005 and is a joint enterprise of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania and the Centre County Farmland Trust. Its mission is to promote the preservation and appreciation of farmland by portraying the beauty of rural landscapes, local farms and their agricultural products; highlighting farm life and local food markets; and illustrating the issues that affect farmers and our communities. The Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania also works to increase support for farmland preservation through exhibitions and artwork sales.
In Art Alley, paintings by Elody Gyekis are on display until Sept. 6. This exhibit features depictions of a wide range of subject matter inspired by Gyekis’ travels across the globe. Documenting these diverse visual stimuli through photography and memory provides Gyekis with the interesting references she uses to create her own personal visual vocabulary. Included in this show is a small selection of paintings from her "Mythological" series, in which Gyekis pieces together well-known mythological beings from her collected references. The new versions of these creatures in their equally stunning and surreal landscapes invite the viewer to leap into the scenes and discover whatever blessing or curse the mythological beings may bring.