Unique Exhibitions Bookend Academic Year

Street artist Bob Diven

A wall-to-wall exhibition by award-winning street artist Bob Diven converted the Lore Degenstein Gallery into a colorful thoroughfare for the start of the school year. Wall Street (or How to Drive a Street Painter up the Wall) was a 240-foot exhibition that took the Las Cruces, N.M., artist about two weeks to paint on the gallery walls. Each of Diven’s street paintings has a trompe l’oeil effect, so viewers see subjects in three dimensions. His paintings are noted for their distinct realism in such temporary media as chalk and pastel, creating bold, detailed but fleeting commentary.

The gallery is closing the academic year with Presence, an exhibition by Assistant Professor of Art Ann Piper and her husband Aaron M. Brown. Piper and Brown are contemporary figurative painters whose work combines elements of observation and psychology, the objective and subjective. In their work, the human figure is placed at the center of a pictorial drama in which mundane aspects of the everyday world shed their familiar roles to become harbingers of transformation. Presence runs through May 10. The gallery is open seven days a week, noon to 4 p.m. 


Contributing writers to the departments are Karen Jones, assistant director of media relations; Mikaela Klimovitz ’16 from Baltimore; Megan McDermott ’14 from Lewisberry, Pa.; Katie Meier, director of athletics communications; and Bethany Slear ’16 from Lewisburg, Pa.









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