The Gallery of Scranton to Host Show Curated by Renowned Artist Timothy Hawkesworth

See artwork from some of the Philadelphia market’s most iconic artists when world-renowned Timothy Hawkesworth presents Philadelphia Artists Framed. The exhibition runs at The Gallery of Scranton September 29 through October 24, 2023. 
Hawkesworth is curating the show in collaboration with The Gallery of Scranton’s founder, Helen Lavelle. Hawkesworth, along with his partner Lala Zeitlyn, have worked with all exhibiting artists at biannual workshops held at Spring Hills Farm in Dalton, PA, as well as at retreats and workshops in the Philadelphia market and Ireland.
The show will launch with a special preview event on Friday, September 29, from 5-8 p.m. The artists will be available throughout the evening to speak about their art and meet with the community. Participating artists include Maria Archer, Mish-el Benjamin, David Boyer, Pat Boyer, Timothy Hawkesworth, Helen Lavelle, AnnaBelle Loeb, Anne Marble, Eileen Marolla, Joan McNamara, Jean Simard, Gerry Tuten and Lala Zeitlyn.
Lavelle said hosting a Hawkesworth show with these artists in Scranton speaks to our area’s rising status in the art world.
“These artists may be from Philadelphia, but they come to Lackawanna County often to work with Tim, who has conducted workshops at Spring Hills Farm for many years. The natural beauty of the farm astounds and inspires them. It fuels their commitment to Northeast Pennsylvania. They are coming here to meet art enthusiasts, patrons, collectors and community stakeholders because the artists understand Scranton as a creative hub,” states Ms. Lavelle.
Hawkesworth grew up in Ireland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1977. He has been showing in New York since the early 1980s as well as other cities around the country and in Europe. His work is in many public and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Dublin City Hugh Lane Museum. He is represented by Littlejohn Contemporary in New York and Peyton Wright Gallery in Santa Fe. His work was featured in a solo exhibit at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin in 2008. He has exhibited at the Dublin City Hugh Lane Museum as part of “the quick and the Dead”, a show of five Irish Expressionists. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art News, the New Yorker, the LA Times, the Boston Globe and the Irish Times.
Hawkesworth’s work is critically acclaimed around the world. Curator Irish Arts Review said, “Tim Hawkesworth has attained a fluency and surety in his painting that marks him as one of the most important painters of his generation.” The New York Times stated, “Timothy Hawkesworth’s small graphite drawings manage to create a distinctive centripetal density of their own. Mr. Hawkesworth’s overriding themes seem to be liberty constrained, nervous lines act as a metaphor for imprisonment.” The Philadelphia Inquirer said, “Infused with humanitarian spirit and done by an artist unafraid of his own perceptions, Hawkesworth is a significant painter, all right.”
As part of hosting his two annual workshops, the Spring Hills Foundation recently awarded three scholarships to Northeast Pennsylvania artists to study with Hawkesworth.
For more information about The Gallery and this exhibition, contact Lavelle at