Art Department Alumni from 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s Open IUP Museum Season

Posted on 8/30/2019 1:07:19 PM

The University Museum of Indiana University of Pennsylvania opens the 2019–20 season with “60s, 70s, 80s: Artist Legacy of IUP,” an exhibit of work by 11 IUP Art and Design Department alumni from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. These artists have found success as painters, photographers, sculptors, potters, drafters, and teachers.

Please join the IUP community in welcoming Jim Bright, Kathleen Kase Burk, Joy Biesinger Fairbanks, James Germaux, Cynthia Hutnyan, Bridget Mayak, Harold K. Miller Jr., Ron Pivovar, Renie Pollock, Patrick Ruane, and John Skrabalak back to campus to celebrate their award-winning work. Artwork from 60’s 70’s 80’s: Artist Legacy of IUP

The exhibit will be on display, with many works for sale, in the University Museum from September 10 to December 6, 2019. Artists will be on hand at an opening reception in the University Museum on Saturday, September 7, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibit and reception is free.

Since graduating from IUP with bachelor’s, master’s, or both degrees in some cases, these artists have been active as artists and teachers. Collectively, they have taught children, adolescents, and adults at all levels from elementary school through college. Their artworks have been exhibited in Pennsylvania and beyond. Their work can be found in varied public and private collections. The exhibit features multiple works by each artist that showcase their creativity and unique expressive visions.

The University Museum is located on the first floor of Sutton Hall.

Artwork from 60’s 70’s 80’s: Artist Legacy of IUPUniversity Museum Hours 

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00–6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon–7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon–4:00 p.m.

The Museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and university holidays.

This exhibit is supported in part by the Student Cooperative Association at IUP. The University Museum receives state arts funding support from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, through the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.

For more information about this and other Museum events, please contact Audrey Swartz, IUP Department of Art and Design, at 724-357-2530, or email