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Sept. 30, 2016 - Artist Howard Hao Tran will display sculptures and drawings in a variety of mediums during a free public exhibition, titled “Howard Hao Tran: Drawings and Sculptures,” from Monday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 30, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.

Ranging from clay and burlap to wood and plaster, the artwork ranges from figurative sculpture to abstract, two-dimensional pieces. Utilizing traditional and non-traditional materials, he creates pieces that emphasize texture and symbols and reflect his Vietnamese/Chinese background.

“I consider myself Chinese Vietnamese American,” said Tran. “I have aspects of all three cultures, yet I am in between them all. In my art I explore identity, home, keeping traditions, change, and the dichotomy between East and West.”

Tran’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, including Stockton Art Gallery in Galloway, N.J., Station Gallery in Lock Haven, and the Wilson Gallery at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. He is currently an associate professor of art at Lycoming College and chair of the art department.

He received his master’s of fine arts in sculpture from Boston University.  He earned his bachelor’s of fine arts in sculpture from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Tran will discuss his craft during a Meet-the-Artist reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Franklin and North Main streets.

Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 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.

“Ghe #74,” mixed media artwork by Howard Hao Tran will be on display in a free public exhibition in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.