JUSTINE DITTO - DAVID DOMANSIKI - NICHOLAS HOLT - ARTHUR OAK PADELSKY - EVE PALGUTA - OLIVIA ALLEN-WICKLER
VIEW THE EXHIBITION Ι 2/25 - 3/22.2019
Reception ι 2/25.2019 from 5:00–8:00 pm
Gallery Talks ι 6:00 pm
Gallery Hours ι Standard business hours for Sykes Gallery are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to vary in accordance with University established holidays (below) and the reception, gallery talk/s or awards ceremony.
About the Exhibition ...
En Masse is a group show featuring the six E.A.R.’s (Emerging Artists in Residence) working respectively in sculpture and printmaking. Coming from backgrounds and locations both diverse and local, these Emerging Artists have been deepening their investigations into new bodies of work over the course of this academic year. The content of their work ranges from political commentary to bodily investigations to dealings in everyday mundanity. Though they traffic in both abstract and representational visual language, there is a focus on processing through material. Their commonality lies in love for craftsmanship and substance.
About the Artists ...
Justine Ditto, originally from Houston, TX received a Bachelor's degree and a Certificate in Printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Since graduating her time has been spent making artwork, teaching printmaking, freelancing as a designer and printer, and collaborating in an artist collective. In addition to curating and installing exhibits at the Spillway Collective, she creates a variety of multimedia works based in drawing, lithography, and screen printing which often transgress into three-dimensional forms and installation.
Recently she has completed the Screen Printing Apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop Museum and has begun the Emerging Artist in Residency program in Printmaking at Millersville University.
David Domanski graduated from Millersville University in the winter of 2017 with a BA in psychology and became an Emerging Artist in Residence in sculpture shortly after. His psychology background has lead him to approach art as a study almost completely devoid of objectivity. His current areas of interest are exploring wood, steel, and bronze as mediums for sculpture, as well as using art as a mediator for conversation on current events.
He plans to pursue graduate school with a path to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist while continuing to explore problems in human conflict resolution through the artistic process.
Arthur Oak Padelsky graduated from Millersville University with a BFA with concentrations in graphic design and printmaking in 2010 after studying abroad in Australia. Their work focuses primarily on the investigation and breakdown of gender as a social construct, and the anxiety perpetuated by imposed cultural norms, conveyed through multidisciplinary mediums. Their pieces are included in the private collections of galleries and universities across the US and Canada, and they hope to reach an array of audiences, encouraging the viewers to investigate these topics further within themselves.
Arthur is currently an emerging artist in residence focusing on printmaking at Millersville University for 2018-2019, and hopes to continue into an MFA program afterwards.
Eve Palguta is an artist from Pittsburgh area who recently began her position as an Emerging Artist in Resident at Millersville University. She graduated in 2015 from Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH with her BA in Humanities and Catholic Culture where she enjoyed spending a semester studying philosophy in Gaming, Austria and another semester studying studio arts at SACI (Studio Arts College International) in Florence, Italy. In 2017 Eve received her MA in painting with a concentration in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art, NY. She has spent her time after graduation learning stone carving in New York working for the renowned sculptors Barbara Segal and Barry X Ball. She has shown her work throughout Pennsylvania and the New York City area.
Olivia Allen-Wickler earned a BFA from The University of Michigan in spring of 2018. During her time there, she explored her interests in printmaking, graphic design and international studies. A highlight was spending a semester abroad in Bangalore, India, attending the Srishti School of Art and Design. After graduation, Olivia stayed in Ann Arbor, interning in graphic design with the beloved Zingerman’s Delicatessen and food company.
While participating in the artist-in-residence program at Millersville University, Olivia has also been enjoying a job at the Central Farmer’s Market. Being surrounded by the lively activity and fresh produce at market has had a creative influence on Olivia’s work currently. After completing her residency, Olivia looks forward to traveling more and discovering where her passions for design, printmaking, and food intersect.
University Holidays ...
- New Year’s Day - observed 01/01 (Monday)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - 01/15 (Monday)
- Memorial Day - 05/28 (Monday)
- Independence Day - 07/04 (Wednesday)
- Labor Day - 09/03/18 (Monday)
- Thanksgiving Day - 11/22 (Thursday)
- Day after Thanksgiving Day - 11/23 (Friday)
- Christmas Day - 12/25 (Tuesday)
- 12/26 (Wednesday) - 12/31 (Monday)
- New Year’s Day (2019) - 01/01/19 (Tuesday)
Directions & Parking ...
DIRECTIONS - GOOGLE MAPS
To the MU Police Station for a Parking Permit ... As you drive down N. George Street, on the right, you will see signage on a brick wall welcoming you to Millersville University. This is the intersection of N. George Street & W. Cottage Avenue. If you make a right, you will find the University Police Station . Please stop in to request a free daily parking pass from the attendant at the main desk. This parking pass will be valid for white lined spaces only.
To Sykes Gallery ... As you proceed down George Street. On the left, you will see the Sugar Bowl which will put you on Normal Avenue. At this turn, you will see a campus street sign for "Breidenstine Hall" (Department of Art & Design). Stop at the first Stop Sign and proceed straight. You will pass Biemesderfer Stadium and Chryst Field on your left-hand side. A little further on the right you will see a square brick building with teal and white placards with the words "Art & Design". This is Breidenstine Hall, your destination of 46 E. Frederick Street. Sykes Gallery will be on the ground level of this building. Please address the department secretary in room 101 for access to the entrance for handicap accessibility.
To the Bus Parking Lot ... West Cottage Ave & North George St.
PARKING PERMITSDaily campus parking permits are required before 4:00 pm and available at the campus Police Station in Lebanon House on 237 N. George St., Millersville, PA 17551. These permits will only be valid for white, not yellow lined spaces. The station is open from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. (717) 871-4357.
Contact Us ...
DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN
46 East Frederick Street
Millersville, PA 17551
Secretary ι Rose Tivoli
Main Office ι Room 101 - Ground Level
Hours ι Monday-Friday (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Email ι firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone ι 717.871.7249
Fax ι 717.871.7929