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

January 12, 2017 – Five local residents will present a collection of oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings during a free public exhibition, “For the Love of… Painting,” through Friday, Feb. 17, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. 

Dallas residents Alexa Beretski and Melleray Thompson, Sandra Leonard and James Rogowski of Pikes Creek, and Joseph Wienckoski of Lake Twp. will showcase their artwork. This collective show features a group of artists of various backgrounds and approaches to painting. The group gathers weekly to inspire, teach, and support each others’ love of painting. This exhibition is aimed at sharing their passion for art and the artists hope to inspire viewers to pursue their own creative release.

The participating artists have exhibited work at various locations, including The Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., and locally at The Main Street Galleries, Pauly Friedman Gallery, Sordoni Gallery and Afa Gallery. Collectively they have won many honors and awards including several “Best of Exhibits.” 

The artists will discuss their works from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 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, or visit the Experiencing the Arts Calendar at

“Twilight,” watercolor by Sandy Leonard will be one of several paintings on display during the “For the Love of…. Painting” exhibition held through Feb. 17 in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College