BA Harrington, an artist specializing in woodworking, discusses her furniture-based sculptural installation “Chest on Chest” Friday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the opening lecture in the new Wriston Art Center Galleries exhibition, which runs through Nov. 26. A reception follows Harrington’s remarks. Both events are free and open to the public.
Harrington, a former custom furniture maker, currently teaches woodworking at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Harrington merges her traditional cabinetmaking experience with academic training as a contemporary artist. Her installation, featured in the Kohler Gallery, explores themes of gender, history, craft and family.
The Leech Gallery presents “Migrant Mother, W.P.A. Prints and the Dust Bowl Era.” The exhibition features artworks from the U.S. Works Progress Administration and the Dust Bowl era of the mid 1930s, including Dorothea Lange’s iconic photograph “Migrant Mother, Nipomo CA.”
Wisconsin-born, Chicago-based artist Nathan Vernau is featured in the Hoffmaster Gallery. His exhibition, “Scraps & Debris,” uses brilliantly colored mixed-media compositions to draw on a range of recognizable but also obscure symbols: cinder blocks, letters and envelopes, balloons, picture frames, and hearts.
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