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Exhibition News


September 9, 2022


WAYNE, PA – September 6, 2022 − Wayne Art Center cordially invites the community to visit the art center galleries to enjoy WAC’s current exhibitions. Through October 5, Wayne Art Center celebrates three outstanding exhibitions including the prestigious annual Faculty Exhibition in WAC’s Davenport Gallery, Seeing the World Anew – A Fine Art Photography Invitational in the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery and Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor – Paintings by Mick McAndrews & Students in the Vidinghoff Lobby Gallery. A reception for these exhibitions will be held on Friday, September 23 from 5-7pm with complimentary refreshments. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated.

On view in the Davenport Gallery and online at wayneart.org, the 2022 Faculty Exhibition features the work of over fifty Wayne Art Center faculty and workshop instructors in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry and photography. Nancy Campbell, Executive Director of the Wayne Art Center acknowledges “We are honored to display the works of our many talented faculty members who teach a variety of classes for all ages and ability levels. Each year, we are amazed at the variety of work created by our faculty and the skill they show. This exhibition is also a great way for students to choose a class based on the style of the work on view.”

In addition, Wayne Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of Seeing The World Anew – A Fine Art Photography Invitational. This breathtaking exhibition in the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery features the work of six photographers from the Wayne Art Center community as it celebrates local contemporary photography and the joy of “seeing the world.” Exhibiting artists Meg Boscov, Jim Conner, Laura Ducceschi, Jean McKinney, Pam McLean-Parker and Christopher Swisher will be in attendance during the September 23rd reception.

Also on view through October 5th is Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor – Paintings by Mick McAndrews & Students. This exhibition explores the magic of watercolor partnered with technique and a reverence for design as found in the work of instructor Mick McAndrews and eleven of his Wayne Art Center watercolor students. McAndrews will conduct a watercolor demonstration in the Vidinghoff Lobby Gallery amidst the work on exhibit on Wednesday, September 28th from 5-7pm. Registration is required.

Wayne Art Center looks forward to exhibitions to follow this fall as well. Set in the grandeur of the art center’s Davenport Gallery, Endymion’s Dream – The Mystery of Beauty will include more than fifteen life-size paintings created by Philadelphia artist Paul DuSold. Through his work, DuSold explores the expression of an artist’s relationship to the inspiration of beauty. An interview with the artist that touches on the progression of this series and the metaphor within these works can be found online with Main Line Television and on wayneart.org.

Beginning in mid-October, the art center is pleased to also feature Seasons of Light and Verse – Photography and Poetry – An Exhibition by Paul F. Page and d.c. page in the Vidinghoff Lobby Gallery and its annual Fall Members Juried Exhibition in the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery. Philadelphia artist and educator Michael Gallagher servers as juror for this year’s members show. Wayne Art Center invites all to mark their calendars for December 2 for the 27th Annual CraftForms Preview Party. Jeannine Falino, independent curator, museum consultant, lecturer and writer serves as juror for CraftForms 2022 and will award 10,000 in prize awards to exhibiting artists. The ticketed gala event held the first Friday in December will open the art center’s annual international juried exhibition of contemporary fine craft as well as its two companion shows including an invitational exhibition featuring works in which artists combine glass with other mediums as well as Attraction to Abstraction, an exhibition featuring large abstract paintings juried by Stuart Shils.

Visit this fall to experience what artists are making locally, regionally, nationally and internationally at Wayne Art Center to be amazed and inspired.

Wayne Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the community through the arts. Since its founding in 1931, Wayne Art Center has established itself as a vital cultural resource, welcoming artists from all over the world who share their passion and commitment to the visual arts. With a wide range of youth and adult classes and workshops, artist demonstrations and lectures, local, national and international exhibitions, and special events, Wayne Art Center remains steadfast in its mission to afford artists and the broader community an interdisciplinary venue to explore, share and learn, while fostering a sense of community for arts education and appreciation.

Wayne Art Center is located at 413 Maplewood Avenue in Wayne, Pennsylvania. For more information, call 610-688-3553 or visit the website at www.wayneart.org Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm and in the fall, the art center is also open Saturdays, 9am – 4pm.