Local photographer hosts first solo gallery showing in King’s Widmann Gallery

Local photographer hosts first solo gallery showing in King’s Widmann Gallery

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

Photographer Michelle Leonard of Pikes Creek will transition from the Widmann Gallery art curator to featured artist during the final art exhibition of the academic year at King’s College. Leonard will display a collection of photographs in an exhibition titled, “A Few of My Favorite Things,” in the Widmann Gallery from Monday, May 20, through Friday, Aug. 2.

Leonard will display approximately 50 color and black-and-white pieces, ranging from flowers and architecture to motorcycles and people. “Photography is a passion of mine,” said Leonard. “Whether a unique cloud formation, a child’s expression, or that perfect flower in bloom, I try to capture an image that will put a smile on the viewer’s face.”

Leonard has served as the coordinator of King’s Widmann Gallery since 2004. The upcoming exhibit will be Leonard’s first solo gallery showing. She has displayed her photography in several group shows, including the Shulman Gallery at Luzerne County Community College (LCCC). She has won awards for her photography, which is on display at LCCC and in private collections.

Leonard earned a bachelor’s degree from Misericordia University and several graphic associate degrees in design from LCCC, where she serves as an adjunct instructor in the Communications Art Department.

Leonard will discuss her craft during a meet-the-artists reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 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, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5328.

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

“Farmhouse on Route 100,” photograph by Michelle Leonard will be on display in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.

“Farmhouse on Route 100,” photograph by Michelle Leonard will be on display in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.

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