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CONTACT: Beth L. Lorow
Sculptures by Breon Gilleran on exhibit at Messiah College's Aughinbaugh Art Gallery
GRANTHAM, Pa. (August 19, 2005) — The Aughinbaugh Art Gallery at Messiah College will open its fall season on Sept. 9 with “Blackwork,” a collection of sculptures by Breon Gilleran. Gilleran will be at the Aughinbaugh Gallery to discuss her work on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m., with a reception to follow. “Blackwork,” will remain on display at the gallery until Oct. 9. Admission to the gallery, the artist’s talk and the reception is free and open to the public.
“Blackwork” is named after a type of black silk embroidery technique believed to have originated in Spain and the Middle East. Gilleran relies on these blacksmithing techniques, transforming her threaded shapes into organic forms using hot steel rods. The result is an organic abstraction of biomorphic forms suggesting poetic equivalents for natural forms.
About Breon Gilleran
Gilleran received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Maryland. She was an instructor at the University of Maryland after working as a registered nurse at Sheppard Pratt Hospital. Gilleran has received several awards for her artwork, including the 2002 outstanding student achievement award in contemporary sculpture from the International Sculpture Center. Gilleran lives in Baltimore and says her works stem from childhood memories and personal interests and insights.
About the Aughinbaugh Art Gallery
Located on the lower level of the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center on Messiah College’s Grantham campus, the M. Louise Aughinbaugh Art Gallery exhibits the work of internationally recognized artists from around the world, as well as faculty and students. The gallery features new exhibitions on a monthly basis ranging from traditional studio areas and the fine crafts, to conceptual art and installation. Gallery programming supplements campus classroom instruction by bringing practicing artists to campus to demonstrate techniques in classes and by organizing special evening lectures and afternoon gallery talks. The gallery also functions as a hands-on teaching laboratory for students in the college’s course on museum studies. The Aughinbaugh Art Gallery is open Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m.
About Messiah College
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 2,900 undergraduate students in 50 majors. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.
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ARTICLE DATE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2004