King’s host local artist exhibition focusing on history of coal mining in NEPA

King’s host local artist exhibition focusing on history of coal mining in NEPA

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

August 16, 2012 –Local artist Sue Hand will display 300 hexagon-shaped historical illustrations of mining in Northeastern Pennsylvania during the “Anthracite Miners and Their Hollowed Ground” exhibition in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College from Monday, Aug. 20, through Sept. 28.

Each custom-built hexagonally shaped canvas is painted with acrylic pigment and embedded with coal and additional historical items, including nails, rope, photographs, and mining equipment. A spot of blue paint on each canvas symbolizes the Knox Mine Disaster of 1959.

Sue Hand has written, illustrated, and published several full length books including, “A Dog Named Jamie,” “Art In My Heart and Paint On My Shoes,” and “Spectrum Analysis and Insights: Notes and Sketches on the Millennium Collection.”  Her work can be found in private and public collections throughout the United States as well as 10 foreign countries.

Hand will discuss her craft from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, in the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Franklin and North Main streets.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., as arranged. The Gallery is closed on national holidays and during scheduled breaks throughout the academic year. 

For more information, contact Michelle Leonard, Widmann Gallery Coordinator, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5328.

“Eckley,” an acrylic impasto with collaged inclusions by Sue Hand will be on  display in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.

“Eckley,” anacrylic impasto with collaged inclusions by Sue Hand will be on
display in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

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