The new Pauly Friedman Art Gallery occupies more than 2,700 square feet of space on the first floor of Misericordia's newly opened Insalaco Hall, a technologically-smart learning environment that was opened to the academic community in March 2009. The multipurpose gallery will be used for performing arts as well as visual arts, and will have a portable stage that can be used for small musical performances and poetry readings, according to Dona Posatko, gallery assistant and curator.
The gallery also features a surround sound system, motorized blackout shades, three types of track lighting, and a bamboo floor. A custom-designed storage area will double as a small theater for short creative film movies produced and directed by Misericordia students.
"Pauly Friedman was unique,’’ said Michael A. MacDowell, president of Misericordia University. “Her dedication to and her support of worthy causes in our Valley and in places of need throughout the world served as an inspiration to all of us. We are indeed fortunate that she was particularly involved with Misericordia. She was in the forefront of many of the service and artistic efforts that are such an important part of this university."
The gallery staff will work closely with Misericordia faculty to provide an academic component to exhibits bringing in installations that coincide with course material that the students are studying
September 7 - October 31,2013
(Art Gallery Closed October 10-13 due to Fall Break)
Ani Art Academies: Capturing Realism 2013
This is the Ani Art Academies' biennial exhibition of 42 current and former 'Realist' apprentices of Modern Living Master Anthony Waichulis.
New this year, the show will debut the works of the students of the 2 newly constructed academies located in Anguilla and The Dominican Republic. The exhibition will feature a variety of oil paintings, charcoal and graphite drawings in the realist tradition.
Opening Reception - Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 5-8PM
November 9 - December 13, 2013
David Klevinsky: KLEVINSKY
In the MacDonald Gallery - Philip Dente: Found Objects
Black and White Photography
Opening Reception - November 9, 2013, from 5-8PM
January 25 - March 2, 2014
Classical Masters: The Grandeur of Rome
Lectures by Russell B. Roberts, AIA entitled "Drawing on the Ruins of Rome: Roman Architecture and the Etchings of Piranesi and Rossini" at 2:30 and 6:30PM in The Lemmond Theatre on Thursday, January 30, 2014.
Opening Reception following lectures, Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 7:30-9:30 PM
March 15 - April 15, 2014
Thomas Dougherty: Landscape and Figure Paintings
In The MacDonald Gallery - John Clark: Recent Watercolors
Opening Reception - Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 5-8PM
April 22 - April 29, 2014
Student Art Exhibition
May 10 - September 21, 2014
Pablo Picasso: 25 Years of Limited Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection
Lectures by Dr. Elisa Korb, J.D., Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Misericordia University.
Lectures will be held on September 11, 2014 at 2:30PM & 6:30PM in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall
Opening Reception will follow the 6:30PM lecture
October 4, 2014- December 10, 2014
Salvadore Dali in Print
On loan from the Collection of Elizabeth Morrwow
Lectures by Charles Presberg, PhD., entitled "Monstrous Doubles: Visions of the Grotesque in Dali". Lecture times TBA.
January 24, 2015- March 7, 2015
Joan Miro: Fantastic Universe
On loan from the Collection of Elizabeth Morrow
The exhibition is presented in memory of Sandra Dyczewski Maffei for the inaugural Sandra Dyczewski Maffei Endowment Fund presentation.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 24, 2015 5-8 PM
March 14, 2015- June 30, 2015
Sudden Intuition: Paintings by Sharon Cosgrove
OPENING RECEPTION- Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 5-8 PM
July 5, 2015- September 30, 2015
Ani Academy Waichulis: Capturing Realism IV
OPENING RECEPTION- Saturday, July 5, 2015, from 5-8 PM
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday-Thursday : 10 am- 8pm
Sat. - Sun. : 1pm-5pm
Gallery is open for some holidays and closed for campus holidays. To verify times, call the gallery at (570) 674-6250.