Sabiha Mahmud Sumi
Mercyhurst University students exhibit artworks in all media including drawing, painting, photography, computer generated works, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media in the annual Juried Student Art Show.
Thirty-nine works by 31 artists are on display in the annual Juried Student Art Show in Cummings Art Gallery. Mercyhurst University students entered up to three works in all media that were then judged by Joseph Popp.
Joseph Popp has worked in the arts for over 40 years as a musician, a visual artist and a museum worker. For 22 years he held the Master Framer position at the Erie Art Museum. His focus was exhibit preparation and preservation framing for the museum collection as well as for the regional public. For the last three years, Popp has worked on exhibit design for the Erie Insurance Heritage Center.
He has a degree in Art History and received a George Washington University degree in Museum Studies and Collections Management.
His visual artwork has been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions, juried shows and is in collections internationally. His music can be heard live and on recordings, as a solo guitarist as well as a band leader and member.
The exhibition will be on view in Cummings Gallery Friday, March 11, with a special reception set for the artists on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 7-9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m and Saturday and Sunday
Press release written by Heather Dana, Director of the Cummings Art Gallery