“Drawing Conclusions” art show at HACC-Lancaster Campus

"Beautification" by Claire GiblinLANCASTER –  Artist Claire Giblin of Millersville hopes to share the process of how a piece of art comes together along with the end result.
Her works on paper, “Drawing Conclusions,” can be seen Nov. 8-Dec. 9 in the Art Space in the East Building on the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike.
An artist’s reception is scheduled 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Art Space.
The works begin with sketches and the formation of ideas, which become a study in perceived process. In one of Giblin’s pieces, “Beatification,” she demonstrates the concept by starting with a drawing, the “artist’s scratchpad,” that becomes a process of reaching sainthood. The outcome is a drawing that is 48 inches high and 330 inches long.
“The title ‘Drawing Conclusions’ is about breaking through the limits of process and transcending expectations. It’s my study of that perceived process and how it relates to all of us and what we endure in life,” said Giblin. “Response to a work of art – feelings of pure visual excitement, social consciousness, movement and ecstasy – points to the purpose of art which is its immeasurable ability to influence one individual or entire civilizations.”
Born and raised in New York City, the Lancaster County artist studied at the State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Lebanon Valley College, Millersville University and Franklin and Marshall College.
Giblin’s works were included in this past summer’s Art of the State exhibit at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. She also has exhibited in galleries in the United States, Spain, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Turkey and Korea, and has served as juror and panelist for art organizations and the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. Giblin is the curator of the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin and Marshall College.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Art Space hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday.
For more information contact Judith Johnson, art show coordinator and humanities instructor, at 358-2201 or e-mail jcjohnso@hacc.edu.