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Further information: contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations office, (570) 208-5957

April 3, 2017 – Members of the Kitson Arts Alliance will display a collection of mixed medium artworks centered on the vibrant world of rock-and-roll and jazz music and musicians in an exhibition titled “Rock and Roll in Art and Music” at the Widmann Art Gallery at King’s College. 

Kitson Arts Alliance members showcasing artwork are Erika Gibson-Bertram, Catrina King, Jessie Romero, and Joe Welden. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will be held through Thursday, April 28.

Gibson-Bertram of College Town, Oneonta, N.Y., is a self-taught artist whose media of choice are pastels, pen, and paint. Tunkhannock resident Catrina King paints on recycled materials such as barn wood, old roofing tin, and old LP records. Romero credits the beginning of his interest in art to a Christmas gift when he was 8-years old - an art set from the Salvation Army.  A retired postal worker and part-time musician, Montrose-based artist Joe Welden’s selected works fuse jazz and its environments. 

The artists are sponsored by the Kitson Arts Alliance, a non-profit, collaborative effort among artists, artisans, musicians and community members to celebrate and support art, antiques and agriculture throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. 

Kitson Arts Alliance builds programs and activities that empower and support leadership and advocacy through advancing and investing in the advancement of multicultural arts, events, and activities connecting with their local communities.

A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 21, in the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Franklin and North Main streets. The Widmann Art Gallery is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m., - 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m., - 8 p.m, and Saturdays and Sundays as posted. The Gallery is closed on national holidays and during scheduled breaks throughout the academic year. 

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

“The Beatles,” pastel by Erika Gibson-Bertram will be on display in a free public exhibition titled, “Rock and Roll in Art and Music”,” through April 28 in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.