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Lore Degenstein Gallery Presents Ralph Wickiser Exhibition

November 7, 2007

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) – The Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University will host a selection of paintings representing the life work of New York artist and art educator Ralph L. Wickiser (1910-1998). Ralph Wickiser: A Retrospective will open Nov. 8 with a 7 p.m. lecture in Degenstein Center Theater featuring Wickiser's son, Walter, a New York City gallery owner. A reception will follow in the gallery.

Wickiser's brilliant oil paintings of the woods and streams near his home in Woodstock, N.Y., reflect his lifelong fascination with form, color, texture and light patterns in nature. His 1947 textbook on modern art, An Introduction to Art Activities, was used by more than 600 colleges and universities during the 1950s and 1960s. This retrospective coincides with the growing recognition of Wickiser's work in New York City today.

Exhibitions at the Lore Degenstein Gallery are made possible by support from the Charles B. Degenstein endowment. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed during university recesses. All gallery exhibitions and lectures are free and open to the public, and the facility is wheelchair accessible.

Ralph Wickiser: A Retrospective was brought to the Lore Degenstein Gallery courtesy of the Wickiser Gallery in New York City. The exhibition will run through Jan. 6.

Contact: Victoria Kidd

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