Artists Hand Hosting University Museum Landscapes

Posted on 4/5/2016 6:22:58 PM

Landscape paintingSince the founding of the University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania 40 years ago, landscapes have always been included in the scope of its permanent collection. A wide variety of these works are now on display at the Artists Hand Gallery in downtown Indiana. The exhibit opened April 6, 2016, and will be on display through May 2. Admission is free.

Landscapes currently held in the collection depict familiar scenes to residents of western Pennsylvania such as coal tipples, winter scenes, and woodland views. The works also provide a window to the world beyond with views of Venice, the beaches of Florida, and even sights from around the world.

Featured artists include former IUP faculty members Alma Munson Gasslander, James Innes, Orval Kipp, and Ralph Reynolds in addition to Woodstock Artists Association members Carolyn Haeberlin, Rosella Hartman, Jane Jones, Norma Morgan, and Sally Orsini.

On display are also the works of WPA artists Henry Gasser, Edith L. Rudd, and E. Vismara, among many others.

The Artists Hand Gallery, located at 732 Philadelphia Street in downtown Indiana, is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Fridays 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; and Saturdays 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. The gallery is closed Sundays.

For more information, contact Leslie Kluchurosky at the University Museum at 724-357-2397 or call the Artists Hand Gallery at 724-463-8710.

The University Museum, a program of the College of Fine Arts at IUP, receives state arts funding support from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts through the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.