Delaware Valley University to Present ‘Springtide & Solstice’ Art Exhibit
Join DelVal for an afternoon of art and music on Feb. 17 to celebrate the exhibit, which will feature four Bucks County artists
To celebrate the approaching spring season, Delaware Valley University’s Arts on Campus Initiative will bring the work of four Bucks County-based painters to campus for an art exhibition. The show, “Springtide & Solstice,” will be on display on the second floor of the University’s Life Sciences Building from Feb. 6 through March 31. Lisa Tremper Hanover, a former director and CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum, is serving as the event’s guest curator.
DelVal will host a public opening celebration for the “Springtide & Solstice” art exhibition on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building. At the opening, the University’s Chorale and the Palisades Community Chorus will present a concert featuring Haydn’s masterpiece, “The Seasons.” Following the concert, guests will have the opportunity to meet the featured artists and guest curator. Guests do not need to reserve tickets in advance and there is no cost to attend the opening event.
“We are excited to work with guest curator Lisa Tremper Hanover on this exhibit given her connection to the region and knowledge of Bucks County’s landscape painters,” said Arts on Campus Co-Chair Linda Lefevre. “We invite the surrounding community to join us on campus for the concert and to view the work of these Bucks County artists.”
“Each featured artist has exhibited award-winning work in prestigious juried, one-person, and group exhibitions throughout the country,” said Hanover. “The selected artists have also garnered recognition as leaders in the artistic community.”
About the Artists:
Lennox revels in the architectural nomenclature that defines Bucks County’s towns and farms. The relationship of man-made and natural shapes, how truncated buildings play off of each other, and a strong use of light and shadow “reveal little mysteries,” says the artist. Horizontals and verticals are defined by roof lines, fences, plowed fields, steeples and street signs, bringing a modernist approach to the compositions.
McCall’s paintings are richly colored still-lifes that echo old master techniques which he uses to construct elegant arrangements. Working from life, McCall renders each bloom, the texture of fruit and vegetables, the glint of silver, and the surface of a table with precision and a renaissance quality.
Seufert often paints en plein air and is best known for manipulating his oils with a palette knife. Reminiscent of the Bucks County Impressionists, he stipples the paint to create shimmering layers of pigment that come together in glorious renditions of gardens, riverscapes and historic structures.
Szygiel’s pictures have the glow of sfumato, the technique of allowing tones and colors to shade gradually into one another producing softened outlines and hazy forms. Unpopulated landscapes feature high horizon lines, sweeping vistas and meandering streams. Again, the dramatic use of light – in the sky, in the mowed field, reflecting off of snow – unites and distinguishes this work. His muted, soft palette creates a powerful mood.
To learn more about the show and the opening event, please visit delval.edu/artsoncampus or, contact Arts on Campus Co-Chair Linda Lefevre at 215.489.2933 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests do not need to purchase tickets to attend the opening event or, to view the show. The opening celebration will be Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building. The exhibit will be open to the public on the second floor of the Life Sciences Building from Feb. 6 through March 31. The exhibit will be open to guests from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.