EAR Show


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 ...

The EAR Show (Emerging Artists in Residence Exhibition) is an annual exhibit of Millersville University Art & Design artists in residence. The 2019 exhibit will feature the emerging artists’ work from September until the opening, representing their work in the MU Art & Design facilities. Opening night the artists give a series of brief presentations about their work. This event is the culmination of the artists’ work throughout the year and always popular with the audience.

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.

Arthur 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.

Ave Palguta
 graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor of the Arts with a concentration in Fine Metals and Graphic Design in 2018. Aside from being on the Dean’s List, she also received a scholarship from SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) to attend the Keystone event at Touchstone center for fine arts.  During her senior year, she also received a grant for independent student research on furthering her skills in bezel settings.  One of her fine metal pieces was showcased at the Regional Juried Exhibition at Penn Gallery the summer after completing her undergrad.

Ave now is an Emerging Artist in Residency at Millersville University focusing on her fine metal and printmaking works.  She plans on receiving her Masters with hopes of becoming a professor. 

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.

  • University Holidays
    Campus Closed
    • 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


    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.


    Daily 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 Info

    Millersville University

    Department of Art & Design
    Breidenstine Hall
    46 East Frederick Street
    Millersville, PA 17551

    Secretary: Ms. Wanda Doyle
    Main Office: Rm 101 - Ground Level
    Hours: Mon-Fri (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
    Email: Wanda.Doyle@millersville.edu
    Phone: 717.871.7249
    Fax: 717.871.7929