Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) presents A SoVA Collective, opening Sunday, September 20, in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery as part of artsUP—a celebration of the arts, sponsored by the College of Arts and Architecture. In the spirit of this celebration, A SoVA Collective presents viewers with 'a different kind of exhibition' in which SoVA faculty and student artists collaborate to create unique works of art from discarded materials.
There is a common saying that anything can be art because beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, creating works of art is a purposeful creative process that certainly can result in unusual images and objects which may provoke questions and challenge assumptions about what we see and what we know. A SoVA Collective began with the premise that anything can be used to create art and the process intensifies when individuals come together to use their collective imagination to create new things from objects and materials whose life as useful items was assumed to be over.
We invite you to stop by the gallery daily to see the trans-formative creations that emerged during the process of ‘making’ an exhibition. The exhibition will be on display through September 25.