Marywood Announces Fall Art Galleries

Marywood’s Art Galleries have announced exhibits for the first half of the fall semester, running from September 16 through October 21, in the Mahady and Suraci Galleries. All gallery exhibits, receptions, and talks are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are currently Mondays, 12- 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 12-4 p.m.; Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m.

Mahady Gallery: The Russell Collection [Various Artists; Collection of Jeff and Liz Russell]

Exhibition dates: September 16-October 21, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 16 • 2–5 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 16, 2023 • 2 p.m.

Jeff and Liz Russell have collected art for the last 40 years. The collection is somewhat eclectic, although most of the works are by American artists. From a small work by Robert Natkin to a large work by Robert Rauschenberg, the collection consists of mostly known artists. There are 51 works on display including paintings, prints, and photographs. The art movements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Pop Art, Photorealism, Neo-expressionism, the Rhino Horn Group and the Transcendental Group are represented. Most of the works were collected while the couple was in New York City, where they spent their careers, and in Northeast Pennsylvania, where they now reside. Prominent Pennsylvanian artists in the collection include Herb Simon, Karl Neuroth, Clifton Prokop, Richard Cramer, and William Baziotes, most of whom are friends.

Suraci Gallery: The Stories We Tell Ourselves [Stephen Garrison, Artist]

Exhibition dates: September 16-October 21, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 16 • 2–5 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Monday, October 2, 2023 • 2 p.m.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves is a series of mixed media works and drawings looking at anthropomorphic characters found throughout world religion, mythology, and contemporary fiction. The characters represented come from stories or histories in which they embody human personality traits, both positive and negative. The paintings themselves develop as layers which mask or reveal the drawing underneath. There are no physically mixed colors; each hue is the result of the layering of thin glazes of pure color. Each mixed media piece, with paper affixed to wood panel with multiple glazes of paint applied to it, acts as a series of masks. Each viewer may actually perceive them slightly differently, depending on their color sensitivities. 

Marywood Attends Global Business Week

Five students from Marywood University’s School of Business and Global Innovation participated in the X-Culture Global Business Week in Lublin, Poland, during the summer, with two students earning awards. Dr. Chris Speicher, Executive Director of Marywood’s School of Business and Global Innovation, served as the students’ professor and trip ambassador. Marywood students were members of two of the four winning teams selected by company executives—tying the highest college-winning representation at the conference.

X-Culture is an international business plan competition in which students compete on teams composed of other students from around the world on real-life projects, set up by companies seeking to enter international markets. Each year more than 10,000 students participate in X-culture from over 400 institutions around the world. The top 150 students are invited to participate in the X-culture international symposium annually. Marywood’s students were split up to work with one of four Lublin-based companies, in a challenge to advise these companies on market expansion and other unique challenges each faced. The students received first-hand exposure in international business practices, toured the companies’ facilities, and spoke with company representatives and leaders, to further their understanding of the European market. Each company was assigned six teams, with 25 teams in total, and the teams with the best strategy and five-year plan were selected as winners of the challenge, with the chance for their ideas to be implemented into the company’s annual operations.

Marywood students participating included: Michael Romano, Maywood, N.J., a junior business management major, who was a member of a winning team; Daniel Gomez, Miami, Fla., a sophomore sports management major; Gabrielle Troch, Newfoundland, Pa., a junior financial planning in business management major, who was a member of a winning team; Joel DeCarli, Archbald, Pa., a junior business management major, and Madison Guelho, Stroudsburg, Pa., a junior business management/health services administration major.

“It was a trip that gave us exclusive first-hand experience into the world of international business and provided us with skills that will be valuable to our professional development and make us Marywood students stand out in the job field,” said Michael Romano, one of the award winners.