May 27, 2104 - Artist Omar Rodriguez, Jr., will display a collection of works focusing on life’s hidden inspirations in variety of mediums, including graphite drawings, black-and-white charcoal works and oil paintings during a free, public exhibition, titled “Disguised Inspirations,” from Monday, June 2, through Monday, Aug. 11, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.
“Art is your own personal journey, to explore interests and create emotions,” Rodriguez Jr. said. “We all are guilty of overlooking the simple things life may offer.”
Rodriguez Jr. has displayed his artwork in galleries across the country, including Rehs Gallery in Manhattan with the Ani Art Academies. His work has been recognized with several prestigious awards including placing in the Art Renewal Center's Scholarship Competition, and being named a finalist in “International Artist” magazine.
He graduated with honors with a degree in fine arts and illustration from Luzerne County Community College. He is currently continuing his education as Anthony Waichulis’s apprentice at the Ani Art Academy.
The artist will discuss his craft during a Meet-the-Artist reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 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.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
“A Given Sacrifice,” a black-and-white charcoal drawing by Omar Rodriguez, Jr., will be on display in the “Disguised Inspirations” exhibition in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.