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School of Visual Arts

Edwin W. Zoller Gallery Profiling Student Art in Annual Foundations Exhibition

Foundations Exhibition

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is excited to announce the third annual Foundations Area exhibition, “Hope for a New Age” opening at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery on Wednesday, December 7. The exhibition, which includes drawing, sculpture, installation and stop-motion animation, will be on display through December 14, 2016.

This exhibition reveals a range of work from Art 110s and Art 111, which students completed during the Fall 2016 semester.  The Foundations Area comprises two primary courses, Ideas as Images (Art 110s) and Ideas as Objects (Art 111). All incoming students in the School of Visual Arts take both courses, which serve to form a basis of visual knowledge in both 2 and 3 dimensions, introducing students to fundamental methods of making and thinking in an environment of exploration and growth. Observation, exploration, translation, and problem solving are the focus of varied assignments in multiple materials.

The energy and effort that students put into SoVA’s Foundations program is evident throughout the exhibition, which provides a window into the first-year student experience, and the diverse responses to course assignments.

The Edwin W. Zoller Gallery is a non-profit exhibition space dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts and is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during fall and spring semesters. Zoller Gallery was founded in 1971 and is located in the Visual Arts Building off Curtin Road, adjoining the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus. Public programming at Zoller includes artist lectures, visual art performances, artist residencies, and interdisciplinary events. This facility was named for Edwin W. Zoller in recognition of his dedicated career as an artist and teacher.