Art in Venues New and Old...
The newest art exhibition space on campus is a student venue, on the lower level of Logan Hall where audiovisual services used to be. But for its summer inauguration the Bob and Penny Fox Student Art Gallery will feature the work of trustees and their spouses-including the donors who made it possible, Charter Trustee Robert A. Fox, C '52, and his wife Penny, Ed '53. Mr. Fox also suggested the inaugural exhibition, Works by Members and Spouses of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. "It was just one of the many creative and insightful suggestions he has offered the University through the years," said President Judith Rodin."Penn is fortunate to benefit from Bob and Penny's loyalty and counsel, and I know I speak for the entire University when I express my gratitude."
On view June 19 through July 3 will be three dozen paintings, collages and photographs by eight artists-Mr. Fox, Evelyn Lauder, Rochelle F. Levy, Margaret R. Mainwaring, Raymond H. Welsh, Charles K. Williams II, Anne Gates Yarnall, and D. Robert Yarnall, Jr. The show's curator/designer is Susan N. Snyder of Penn Architecture, and gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mr. Fox, who is president and chairman of R.A.F. Industries in Jenkintown, said he was motivated to create a place where "all who have an inherent artistic capability to express that innate talent," and students can "see an opportunity to expand their interest, as I have, and express their creative talents in a field which is totally foreign to their normal conventional working lifestyles."
Tomorrow at the Science Center's Esther M. Klein Gallery, fine artists who are or were physicians and nurses launch a touring exhibition called All the Symptoms of an Artist: Working from Medicine, co-sponsored by the Gallery and OATH (Organization for Artists Trained in Health Care). The opening reception features the Philhormonics Jazz Band/Endocrinologists, 5-7 p.m. at 3600 Market Street. The exhibition runs through July 10, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5p.m.
When the ICA gives a plant sale next month at the end of Stacy Levy's installation Urban Oldfield, the "plants" sold will be works of Levy's imagination. For the show running now through July 3, she created an urban garden of over 12,000 metal stems topped with plastic, leather, metal, and other materials to represent plant species found in a vacant lot. On the dismantling date July 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. partygoers will stroll through the exhibition and select the plant-works of their choice at $1 a stem (but with discounts: $50 purchases, 15% off; over $100, 20%; guests spending over $200 receive a vase designed by the artist). Admission to the party is free. ICA is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at 118 S. 36th Street.
For current shows at the University Museum and the Arthur Ross Gallery,
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Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 35, June 16, 1998