dynamic flow

Dynamic Flow is a multi-part traveling exhibition that includes visual artworks, information, and related materials informed by point-of-use ceramic water filters.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Penn State School of Visual Arts’ (SoVA) Art Education Program is hosting the exhibition, Sympathetic Vessels: The Water Receptacles of Dynamic Flow, a display of ceramic water receptacles created by current Penn State BFA and MFA students. This exhibition is in collaboration with Reservoir Studio, a partnership between Penn State Art Education and Studio students and faculty focused on innovative solutions to the global water crisis. The exhibition will be on display Friday, April 5 through Friday, April 12, 2013 in Borland Building, Suite 30. We invite you to attend the public reception (with light refreshments) Friday, April 5, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Please visit http://www.personal.psu.edu/bsc5/blogs/reservoir_studio/ for more information about Reservoir Studio, the Dynamic Flow traveling exhibition, and related events.

The Sympathetic Vessels exhibit is designed to pose two major questions to viewers: What is our personal responsibility to understanding the global water crisis, local water issues, and advocating for responsive actions? How can the research and practice of artists and educators shift assumptions about artistic media, and by extension the role of artists and educators in society? The artists represented in Sympathetic Vessels explore these questions and others via the creation of unique sculptural ceramic water receptacles designed to work in concert with point-of-use ceramic water filters created by Reservoir Studio to render contaminated water potable for human consumption. With these two questions in mind, the artists invite viewers to explore the wide variety of forms, techniques, and functions that are evident among the works on view.

Artists represented in the exhibition are current students of Penn State studio faculty Shannon Goff and Liz Quackenbush. Works included in the show were created by the following artists: Autumn Anderson, Brooks Anderson, Stephanie Barger, Michael Brode, Meredith Buskirk, Ashley Eyster, Margaret Kinkeade, Fang-Chieh Lai, Roberto Lugo, Andi McCafferty, Samantha McCoy, Stefanie Scarpone, Jackie Settimio, Ellie Voyvodich, and Jillian Wenklar.

For more information please contact:

Lillian Lewis lll186@psu.edu, Zoller Gallery Coordinator

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