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Saint Vincent Gallery Plans Second Senior Art Exhibition

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Posted: Monday Mar 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

The Saint Vincent Gallery will present the second of two senior exhibitions this spring from Friday, April 19 to Sunday, May 6.

Student Exhibition Two opens with a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 and will show the work of Colleen Hanlon, an art education major from Hollidaysburg; Emily Latimer, a graphic design major from New Alexandria; Alex Policicchio, a studio arts major from Johnstown; Stacey Pydynkowski, a studio arts major from Mount Pleasant; and Brittany Reese, a studio arts major from Uniontown.

Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The Gallery is closed on Mondays.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Hanlon expects to earn a bachelor of arts degree in May with teaching certification for K-12. A participant in the Fred Rogers Scholarship Program, she was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, dean’s list and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, served as honors convocation art exhibit coordinator and was a community service award winner. She served as a student teacher at Greater Latrobe High School and at Baggaley Elementary School. “Works of art are like people,” she commented. “totally unique and distinctively different from one another. No two works of art are ever the same because no two people are ever the same; personal experiences are what distinguish one person from the next and personal experiences are the fuel for artwork.”

A 2008 graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School, Latimer also studied at Penn College of Technology and Westmoreland County Community College and will graduate from Saint Vincent College in May. She has worked at the Latrobe Art Center and in the Saint Vincent College Office of Information Services. “I believe that art can speak to everyone but to everyone it speaks differently,” she commented. “I try to capture that with my artwork. I enjoy designing images that everyone can relate to.”

A graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School, Policicchio will earn a bachelor of arts degree from Saint Vincent College in May with a minor in art history. He has worked in set design and construction for the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre. He has been on the Dean’s List every semester; has been honored with membership in Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; and earned honorable mention in the Latrobe Art Center Competition. “I make art so that on canvas, paper, in metal, stone, fabric and stained glass I may come to know myself through the world,” he commented.

Pydynkowski will earn degrees in studio art and psychology from Saint Vincent College in May. A member of the Saint Vincent Phonathon staff, she also worked as a photography tutor and studio assistant for the art department and as a life enrichment intern for Emeritus Assisted Living of Latrobe. A member of the dean’s list, she was honored with membership in Psi Chi psychology honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta academic honor society and participated in the certified emerging leadership program. “I encourage others to reflect upon their own realities as they view my reflections personified in art,” she commented.

Reese will graduate from Saint Vincent with majors in studio art and anthropology in May. A member of the art club, anthropology club and Habitat for Humanity, she has worked as a gallery attendant at the Andy Warhol Museum and at The Saint Vincent Gallery. “My artwork is meant to serve as a window into cognition: the possibilities and expansiveness of the mind, thought and self,” she commented. “My artwork can be whimsical and dark. I like exploring different mediums and techniques which generates discovery and growth as an artist.”


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