Photography Exhibit by Local Artist to Open at HACC’s Lancaster Campus

LANCASTER, Pa. – “Images from Here,” a photography exhibit featuring the work of Christine Welch, of Leola, Pennsylvania, will open Aug. 21, 2017, in the Art Space in the East building of the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

The photography will focus on landscapes. “The work on the walls is a sample of what I saw from where I stood,” said Welch.

“Our environment is essential to our physical well-being. The landscape can only be political… symbolic. In other words, the fashioning of the landscape defines who we are as a culture. I have been standing on the land and making landscapes for at least 15 years,” said Welch.

Welch, emerita professor of Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (PCA&D), will discuss her artistic philosophy during a reception on Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 27. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Welch has displayed her work throughout the northeast, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia and OK Harris Fine Art Gallery in New York. She most recently exhibited, “Weeks, Woodin and Welch, A Romantic View of Pennsylvania,” at the Demuth Museum in Lancaster. 

Welch earned a Master of Fine Arts in photography from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of Art from Franklin and Marshall College. Welsh founded the photography department at PCA&D and served as the chair until 2014.

HACC’s Lancaster Campus Art Space hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, please contact Ilene Rosenberg at irrosenb@hacc.edu or 717-948-1806.
 
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