For Immediate Release
Further information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
March 21, 2018 – Wilkes-Barre native Frank Wengen will display a variety of transparent watercolor paintings during a free public exhibition, titled “Serene Scenery: Elevating the Everyday Landscape,” to be held from Monday, April 2, through Friday, April 27, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.
In a career that spans more than 40 years, Wengen has focused his artistic talents on crafting watercolor painting and he will display more than 30 pieces in the King’s exhibit. He has also created work in oil, acrylic, casein, and gouche.
Wengen has showcased his work in several solo exhibitions, including the Ancestor Gallery in Maine and the National Small Works Exhibition at Main Street Gallery in New York. He has also participated in many group and juried shows, most notably the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s Annual International Juried Exhibition. He has earnedSignature Status for acceptance in two separate juried shows, and an Honorable Mention Award.
He has displayed his works in solo shows locally at Doris Fordham Gallery in Clark Summit, the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery and The MacDonald Gallery at Misericordia University, Main Street Galleries in Kingston, the Wyoming Valley Art League, and the Fine Arts Fiesta, where he received Best in Show, along with first place, second place, and honorable mention in Painting. He earned a bachelor’s of fine art degree from Wilkes University.
“As a young man, a good friend and mentor informed me that I would be a truly wealthy person if I became an artist. At the time, I confused his words to mean I would have financial wealth,” said Wengen. “It was only later in life that I realized that he was speaking more about the richness of living the life of an artist, and developing the skill to observe, appreciate and value the beauty of life in the world.”
Wengen will discuss his watercolor works from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 20, in the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Franklin and North Main streets between Union and Jackson 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.
“Bowman’s Creek,” watercolor painting by Frank Wengen will be one of several creative works on display during the “Serene Scenery: Elevating the Everyday Landscape,” exhibition from April 2-27 in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.