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Four Pillars, Full Circle

  • Gross McCleaf Gallery 127 South 16th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States (map)
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"Four Pillars, Full Circle"
June 1-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-7 pm

Mount Gretna School of Art Four Pillars Residents
Grace Colletta, Sarah D'Ambrosio, Fred Draper, and Kathleen Hall

Mount Gretna Instructors
Martha Armstrong, Brett Baker, Victoria Barnes, Ruth Bernard,
Mark Brosseau, Tim Conte, Elizabeth Geiger, Heidi Leitzke, Ying Li, 
Susan Lichtman, Ken Kewley, Brian Kreydatus, Deborah Kahn, Jay Noble, 
Scott Noel, Jeffrey Reed, Celia Reisman, and Bill Scott.

Gross McCleaf Gallery, in collaboration with the Mount Gretna School of Art, is pleased to present the work of the inaugural recipients of the Mount Gretna School of Art Four Pillars Residency and paintings by distinguished past and present faculty members. Grace Colletta, Sarah D’Ambrosio, Fred Draper, and Kathleen Hall were selected as the first Mount Gretna residents and spent the August of 2017 at the school for an intense period of study, community, and concentration on their work. The current exhibition features work indebted to their experience at the Mount Gretna School of Art.

Located in Lancaster, PA, the Mount Gretna School of Art is a unique art program. In addition to the new residency for emerging professional artists, the school offers a residential intensive program for talented and motivated students who are given the opportunity to work in nature and to develop a spirit of community. Dedicated to observational drawing and painting, Mount Gretna is situated within a lush natural setting. Students work with practicing artists to deepen their understanding of how they see and how they share their vision through their art. Through critiques and conversation, painting and drawing, through interaction with other artists as well as independent study, students enrich their relationship to the history of art and prepare to contribute to it.

In addition to the works by the Four Pillars Residency recipients, Gross McCleaf is pleased to present paintings by mentors and instructors who have helped the Mount Gretna School of Art achieve its successes. Jay Noble, Artistic and Executive Director of the school comments, "Bringing together the Four Pillars fellows alongside a selection of artists who have worked with our students is a wonderful way to draw attention to this innovative new residency for working artists, and help support our core school programming."

A portion of the sales from the exhibition will support the mission of the Mount Gretna School of Art.

Earlier Event: June 1
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Later Event: June 1
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