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06 March 2012

‘A Piece of Our Mind’ is an exhibit of social statements at Rose Lehrman Art Gallery

Temple University faculty bring attention to issues through their posters


"A Piece of Our Mind" exhibitHARRISBURG – Temple University’s Tyler School of Art faculty members Joe Scorsone and Alice Dreuding give “A Piece of Our Mind,” in an exhibit March 12-April 4 at the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC.
The artists will give a free lecture 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in Whitaker Hall, room 214, with a reception afterward in the gallery.
Scorsone and Dreuding have been working as a collaborative team since 1986, creating posters illustrating social justice and political comment, such as world and "In Our Minds Eye" exhibitenvironmental health, domestic violence and war, and freedom of expression. The artists hope to “capture the essence of an issue in memorable visual form so that the viewer is unable to resist the call to reflection and possible action.”
Both Scorsone and Drueding teach graphic and interactive design. Their recent exhibits include: “Up Against the Wall: Posters of Social Protest” at the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso; “Good 50 x 70: The Project that Helps Social Communication” at La Triennale Gallery in Milan, Italy; Fourth Block, Triennial of Eco Posters and Graphics” in Kharkov, Ukraine, and Moscow; and “Humor: Posters from Around the World” in Brandenburgische Kulturstiftung in Cottbus, Germany; and the Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk in Cottbus.
Scorsone received a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Buffalo. Drueding has two bachelor’s degrees, one from Brown University and one in fine arts from the Tyler School of Art.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, or by appointment. For more information, call 717-780-2435 or email Kim Banister, gallery curator, at kebanist@hacc.edu. Visit the gallery on the HACC website: www.hacc.edu under the Rose Lehrman Arts Center and on Facebook.
The Rose Lehrman Art Gallery receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Contact(s):
Kim Banister, Gallery Curator, 717-780-2435

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