Local Photographer Opens King’s Widmann Gallery

Local Photographer Opens King’s Widmann Gallery

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

August 15, 2011 – Whether featuring a relic or still life, the sublime compositions of local photographer Paul Funke includes black-and-white images of railroad bridges from Northeastern Pennsylvania. His original works will be on display in the “Images, Selections and Collections” exhibition held in the Widmann Gallery, located in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center at King’s College, from Aug. 22 through Oct. 10.

Funke will discuss his work from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, in the Widmann Gallery. The Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center is located between North Franklin and North Main streets. Theexhibition 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.

Funke has displayed his works at the Modest Gallery and Arts SEEN. As part of a juried art exhibition at the Butternut Gallery, he was awarded best photograph for his piece,"Towanda, after the Storm."

He has participated in several juried art shows in Pennsylvania and New York, including Quail Hollow Arts and Crafts Show in New Paltz, N.Y., Tinicum Arts and Crafts in Erwinna, and Buck Hill Falls Arts and Crafts in Buck Hill Falls.

He is currently studying photography at Luzerne County Community College. A sample of his collection can be viewed at paulfunkephotography.com.

For more information, contact Michelle Leonard, Widmann Gallery Coordinator, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5328, or visit the Experiencing the Arts Calendar at www.kings.edu.

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

Boat on Lake Effects Antiques, photograph by Paul Funke,  is part of his Images, Selections, and Collections exhibition at the Widmann Gallery at King's College.

Boat on Lake Effects Antiques, photograph by Paul Funke,  is part of his Images, Selections, and Collections exhibition at the Widmann Gallery at King's College. 

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