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Gallery To Feature Award-winning Artists in Spring Exhibition

March 25, 2009

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Lore Degenstein Gallery of Susquehanna University will hold its spring exhibition, featuring “Frank Hyder: Poems from a Threatened Eden,” from April 4 through May 16. An opening lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on April 4 in the gallery, with a reception to follow.

Frank Hyder’s gallery-sized installations, where the walls are covered in assembled landscape images evoking South American rainforests, create a New Eden-like experience for the visitor while raising awareness of how this Eden is being threatened by the actions of the industrial world. Using mixed-media elements, Hyder’s installations create a magical environment of painting, sculpture, sound and light, transporting the viewer through a sensory experience.

“We feel fortunate to have an artist the caliber of Frank Hyder displaying his work at the Lore Degenstein Gallery,” said Daniel Olivetti, gallery director. “Some of the components for our exhibition were created specifically for our gallery.”

The Lore Degenstein Gallery exhibits, interprets, collects and preserves objects of art and material culture that support academic investigations and contribute to the cultural life of central Pennsylvania. While adhering to professional standards of museum ethics, the gallery preserves and displays art from both the university's permanent collection and loans from other institutions and private collections.

All gallery exhibitions and lectures are free and open to the public. The facility is wheelchair accessible. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is closed during university recesses.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 30 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers.

Contact: Karen Jones

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