Cummings Gallery shows faculty art

Since Aug. 21, the Cummings Art Gallery of Mercyhurst University has been featuring recent works done by members of the Mercyhurst University art faculty.

This year, the Art Department has invited guest alumnus David Schroeck to join faculty members Daniel Burke, Gary Cardot, Jodi Staniunas Hopper, Tom Hubert, Deborah John, Mary Elizabeth Meier and adjunct instructors Jamie Borowicz and Patricia Tomczak-Czulewicz, all of whom have works in the gallery.

Schroeck will be showing white earthenware using low fire glazes and incorporates steel wire and brass into his industrial-looking designs.

Burke has exhibited his work, including two mixed media installations using repurposed materials.

Cardot exhibits a suite of glowing infrared photographs of Erie city streets.

Hopper presents a series of digital photographs and masks made from repurposed wedding wear.

Hubert exhibits several porcelain teapots and a platter showing varying degrees of line, texture and new shapes.

John will display a series of ballpoint pen sketches that chronicle her inner workings on paper during the summer.

Meier exhibits a series of monotype prints that employ rich colors and hues reminiscent of a northern New Mexico town.

Borowicz shows an 8-foot x 10-inch watercolor painting that seems to echo water, glaciers and stone.

Tomczak-Czulewicz exhibits two linoleum prints, “Inner City Hope” and “There Once was a Place.”

The gallery, in the lobby of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.