Stairwell Gallery calls for entries to “NEST”
The Stairwell Gallery calls all regional artists to enter original works of art for an exhibition that revolves around the concept of “nest” — any and all interpretations. The show will run June 21st through August 9th, 2013.
The Gallery will consider all entries, including proposals for installations, from all artists, regardless of experience or level of abilities.
Dates to remember:
Sunday, June 16th, 1 p.m.: Artwork must be dropped off at the Exchange no later than this.
3-7 p.m.: Installation of the show.
Friday, June 21st, 6-8 p.m.: Artists’ Reception in the Gallery.
Sunday August 11th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Artists must pick up work.
For a printable entry form, click here.
For more information, contact Sue O’Donnell at email@example.com.
Marcellus Shale Documentary Project now at the Exchange
The Moose Exchange Stairwell Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition entitled Marcellus Shale Documentary Project. The exhibition includes the work of six professional photographers who share in the telling of the complex story of Marcellus Shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania. This traveling exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, April 19th, at 6 p.m. and will remain on view through June 8, 2013. Artist Talks are scheduled for Wednesday, May 1st, beginning at 5 p.m. Four of the six photographers in the exhibition will discuss the project and their individual contributions to it. The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project photographers are Noah Addis, Nina Berman, Brian Cohen, Scott Goldsmith, Lynn Johnson, and Martha Rial.
A series of related programs will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition. All events are free and open to the public, and except as noted take place in the Moose Exchange Ballroom.
More about the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project: “For the best part of a year, the photographers traveled across the Commonwealth, meeting people, listening to and recording stories, and documenting images from across the region. The exhibition represents each photographer’s aesthetic, each having chosen a different angle from which to view the subject. Together, they offer a compelling narrative that represents, they believe, an honest appraisal of how the arrival of Marcellus Shale drilling has affected communities around the Commonwealth. The validity of this work is established not by the credentials of the photographers: the fact that their work has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, LIFE, or The New York Times; or that two of them have won the Pulitzer Prize, one has been included in the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial; or that one has a doctorate degree. Instead, it is the level of intellect, sensitivity, and skill with which they approach their work.”
For more information about the MSDP, visit the-‐msdp.us For additional information about the exhibition at the Moose Exchange, contact Sue O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday April 19, 6 p.m.: Opening Reception for the Exhibition, with light refreshments
7:30-9 p.m.: Film Screening: “Switch”, with an introduction by Brett Mclaurin
An acclaimed agenda-free documentary, uniting diverse audiences in a shared understanding of energy and its efficiency.
Monday April 22, 7 p.m.: “The Change” with Carol French and Carolyn Knapp; Don Hess and John Hintz, moderators
Earth Day Event sponsored by Bloomsburg University’s Green Campus Initiative
A story from working dairy farmers in Bradford County who have witnessed firsthand the impacts of the gas boom on their land, their livelihoods and their communities.
Tuesday April 23, 7 p.m.: “Earth Days”, a Robert Stone film.
This 2009 documentary looks back on the modern environmental movement, including personal testimony and archival media.
Tuesday April 30, 7 p.m.: “Connecting the Dots: Marcellus Shale Players Echo Chamber”
Presentation by Dory Hippauf
From talking points to word play to politics, Dory Hippauf connects the messaging machines and echo chambers of the Natural Gas industry.
Wednesday, May 1, 5 p.m.: Artist Talks, Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
Noah Addis, Nina Berman, and Brian Cohen
Three photographers from the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project will talk about the project and their individual contributions to it.
Thursday, May 2nd, 7 p.m.: “Woods or Wells, the Ecological Impacts of Unconventional Gas Extraction”
Presented by Kevin Heatley. Note: This event takes place on B.U.’s Main Campus in Hartline Hall, Room G40; as with all of the events at the Exchange, free and open to the public.
Friday May 3, 7 p.m.: “The Good Old Boy Extraction Club”
Presentation by Wendy Lynne Lee
Few issues connect environmental integrity with social and economic justice more palpably than hydraulic fracturing. Wendy Lynne Lee with show how the latest fossil fuel gambit is really the same old boy profiteering.
North Mountain Art League Show March 15th – April 12th
Work by North Mountain Art League members brightens the Stairwell Gallery March 15 – April 12th in an eclectic mix of new, original work ranging from paintings to fabric art to photography. The free, public opening reception on the evening of Friday, March 15th, brings the NMAL artists together with many community members. NMAL, an Exchange partner and local non-profit organization for artists age 18 and older, promotes awareness of the visual arts and serves as a means for artists to meet, both socially and professionally. Visit them on the web at northmountainartleague.com.
BU Student Art Reception
The Stairwell Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of Bloomsburg University Senior Art Students & Alumni. Please join us this Saturday, March 9th for a free closing reception from 5-7pm with live music by the Mighty Susquehannas. Senior studio art majors and alumni participating in the exhibition are: Angie Musselman, Autumn Lau, Beth Marie Gensemer, Brock Dent, Chello Sherman, Danny Gaylord, Erin Mills, Keith Seaman, Lee Millard, Lee Patton, Nemi Moyer, Nick Rusnock, Rachel Barnes, Rebecca Morgan, Rebekah Robbins, and Tory Girton.
Stairwell Gallery now hosts tenant show
The Stairwell Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of work created by Moose Exchange tenant artists, on view now through February 2nd. Please join us for a public reception on Saturday, February 2nd, 4-7 p.m. in conjunction with the Moose Exchange Groundhog Day celebration! We’ll have music, refreshments, bowling, and fun for the whole family. Visit the Stairwell Gallery to meet the artists and to celebrate the Moose Exchange! The exhibition features a variety of art-making practices including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, sculpture, and digital. Artists in the show include Annie Barnhardt, Brock Dent, Cindy McBeth-Collins, Doug Michael, Larry Ney II, Amber O’Donnell, Sue O’Donnell, Gregory Owens, Nick Rusnock, Donna Shaffer, Lisa von Koch, and William Whitmoyer.
The Stairwell Gallery is free and open to the public.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 9-5; Thursday 9-8; Friday and Saturday noon-8; other times by appointment: 570-317-2596
Susquehanna River Arts Reception TODAY
The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau showcases work by members of Susquehanna River Arts in the Stairwell Gallery at the Exchange. The public is invited to the artists’ reception Friday, November 16th, from 5 to 8 p.m. An eclectic collection of paintings, prints, fiber arts, drawing, ceramics and photography are featured in this exhibit which runs through January 4. Artists participating include Sara Baker, Annie Barnhardt, Robert Brown, Linda Densberger, Doug Hopkins, Glen Klein, Marcia Lilley, Richard Lilley, Joan McCarty, Sara Mika, Larry Ney II, Deb Stabley, Steve Varonka, and William Whitmoyer. For more information about Susquehanna River Arts, visit their website itourcolumbiamontour.com/susquehanna-river-arts.com
For the reception, food comes from Balzano’s on Main Street, Bloomsburg; beer from Turkey Hill Brewing Co.; wine from O’Donnell Winery; music by Steve Zourides. Thanks, all!
Redesigned Album Covers Now on Display
Endless Records announces the second annual Cover of a Cover exhibit, back by popular demand. Participating artists re-imagine and redesign existing album covers and the new work is displayed side-by-side with its inspiration. The public is invited to an artists’ reception Friday, October 19 from 6-8 pm. Live music by the Mighty Susquehannas, light refreshments, fun exhibit–a great way to spend a Friday evening. Only at the Moose Exchange. The show runs in the Stairwell Gallery through November 10.
Susquehanna Greenway Photo Exhibit in Stairwell Gallery
Join us Saturday, September 15th, 6-8 pm, in the Stairwell Gallery at the Moose Exchange for the reception for the stunning winning images from last year’s “Images of the Susquehanna” photo contest. Enjoy light refreshments, entertainment, photography presentations, and river-themed readings. Meet the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Board of Directors, its staff, and and some of its friends at this fun event! The exhibit is on view in the Stairwell Gallery through October 6. For more information about the SGP, visit them on the Web at susquehannagreenway.org.
Studio Paper+ Reception August 30
Guest artists Chad Andrews, owner of Studio Paper+ in Williamsport, displays his personal artwork as well as work made in his printmaking studio, where he gives lessons in a variety of techniques including etching, lithography, and letterpress. Chad creates and shows his own work as well as printing for nationally-recognized artists.
“My passion has always been the process of printmaking. So to have my own print studio is like a dream come true. I use the print studio as a way to engage the community, teach, print for other artists, and to make my own work.”
This fall, Chad brings 13 years of teaching and 27 years of printmaking to Bloomsburg University as he teaches printmaking and 2D Design. Look for his students’ work here at the Moose Exchange at the ArtWalk-In in February!
Visit chadandrews.com for more.
Come on, Robin, to the Stairwell Gallery!
Bloomsburg University’s Museum Exhibition class researched and created the current Stairwell Gallery exhibit, The Many Faces of Batman. It’s a fun collection of Batman’s evolution since his creation by artist and comic writer Bob Kane in the 27th issue of DC Comics in 1939. Batman’s story line and image has evolved to mirror the ever-changing world and has achieved its success through the efforts of many talented writers and pencil, ink and coloring artists. Is the caped crusader really over 70? Holy birthday candles, Batman!
“Rising Above” in the Stairwell Gallery
Come to the Moose Exchange’s Stairwell Gallery for “Rising Above,” an exhibition of art that speaks out against violence. The exhibition is hosted by the Women’s Center Inc. of Columbia/Montour counties in collaboration with many local individuals, schools, and non-profit agencies. The exhibit was designed around the lyrics from the song “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato, who was a victim of bullying. Please join The Women’s Center’s stand against violence at “Rising Above.” The show is free and open to the public during all Exchange open hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday noon to 8 p.m.
North Mountain Art League show now open
Opening Reception this Friday!
Work by North Mountain Art League members brightens the Stairwell Gallery March 16-April 15 in an eclectic mix of new original work ranging from paintings to fabric art to photography. The free, public opening reception on the evening of Friday, March 16th, brought the NMAL artists together with many community members. NMAL, an Exchange partner and local non-profit organization for artists age 18 and older, promotes awareness of the visual arts and serves as a means for artists to meet, both socially and professionally; 2012 marks its 20th year. Visit them on the web at northmountainartleague.com
The Moose Exchange Stairwell Gallery hosts an exhibition of archived photographs that share the rich history of the old Moose Lodge. Built in 1949 on West Main Street, the Moose Lodge was a treasured gathering spot for members, their families, and the wider community for many years. This exhibition is part of the “Collective Memory” project, organized by Exchange board member and tenant Sue O’Donnell, that invites community members to share their pictures and stories from the Moose. Please stop by the Moose Exchange to see the exhibition and to learn more about how you can participate in the “Collective Memory” project.
BU Senior Artist Exhibit through February 5, 2012
The Stairwell Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of work created by senior art students from Bloomsburg University. The exhibition features a variety of art making practices including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and digital. Students in the show are: Megan Combs, Olivia DeFranco, Rachel Etzweiler, Kelly Geist, Kyle Gosson, Ralph Hinkle, Lena Kurtz, Brittney Logan, Tyann McGinn, Nemi Moyer, Natalie Nickol, Melanie Ortiz, Erika Quinter and Keith Seaman. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, February 4th between 2pm – 5pm in conjunction with “A Taste of the Arts,” the university’s new Center for Visual and Performing Arts collaborative event at the Moose Exchange. Please stop by the Stairwell Gallery to see what senior art students from the Department of Art & Art History are up to. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will remain on view through Sunday, February 5th.
Susquehanna River Arts in the Stairwell Gallery
The Stairwell Gallery at the Moose Exchange proudly hosts the Susquehanna River Arts premier exhibition, showcasing work by a group of established local artists. The exhibition will remain on view until December 26, 2011.
Susquehanna River Arts artists include Dave Ashby; Sara Baker; Annie Barnhardt; Robert Brown; Linda Doucette; Marcia Lilley; Richard Lilley; Joan McCarty; Sara Mika; Larry Ney II; Deb Stabley; Sandy Tranor; William Whitmoyer; and Shene Woodley.
About the Susquehanna River Arts:
“Grounded in the belief that art shapes both the spirit and vitality of a community, the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau created Susquehanna River Arts. By showcasing the works of our local artists, the Susquehanna River Arts project not only highlights the cultural assets of our region but fosters an appreciation of both our communities and our heritage.”
The Moose Exchange Stairwell Gallery is free and open to the public.