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Art Exhibit Opening at Delaware Valley University

Painting by Emily Thompson. “Hotel Victor,” 12 x 12 inches, oil on panel.

Jan 29, 2018

Delaware Valley University will host a special event, celebrating the opening of an art exhibit by Bucks County artist Emily Thompson on Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m.  The event, which will be held in the Life Sciences Building, will include a concert featuring the University’s Symphonic Band and Jazz Band followed by a reception with the artist. The musical selections were inspired by Thompson’s paintings which explore the beauty of urban surroundings. Thompson’s exhibit, “Urban Archeology,” will be on display from March 3 through March 31 on the second floor of the Life Sciences Building. The opening celebration and exhibit will be open to the public at no cost. Guests do not need to register in advance. 

“We are excited to show the work of Emily Thompson in our inaugural art exhibit in the Life Sciences Building, and are especially pleased with the collaboration we have made with the DelVal Symphonic Band and Jazz Band, directed by Dr. Jack Schmidt,” said DelVal Director of Continuing and Professional Studies Admission Linda Lefevre. “DelVal is planning to offer additional exhibits, including a juried student photography show this spring.”

Thompson, the featured artist, has taught continuing education courses at the University. She has won both regional and national awards for her paintings. Her work is about the beauty of design, atmosphere, mood, color, the application of paint, and texture. She is influenced by both rural and urban landscapes. Thompson has exhibited at Woodmere Art Museum, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, The Trenton City Museum, The Monmouth Museum and other venues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and California. 

Thompson finds beauty in unusual places and loves anything distressed, rusty or broken down. Her love for urban and industrial landscapes, roadside architecture, vintage signage, and nostalgia is what her work is all about. With a background in abstract painting, she is able to see these subjects in a more graphic way and apply loose and spontaneous texture as well as atmosphere and mood to her work. 

The concert will feature works such as Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City” and jazz classics such as “Harlem Nocturne,” which evoke the sounds and moods of cities.  

To learn more about the artist, please visit: ethompsonstudio.com.