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 SRU Alumni Association to Spotlight Art Teacher Paintings at Gallery 164 Bookstore 

 

SPOTLIGHT

1/24/2003

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SRU’S ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOOKSTORE TO SPOTLIGHT PAINTINGSOF TWO AREA HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHERS FEB. 4-APRIL 11

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – “Space and Light,” a landscape painting showcase, will highlight the works of two area high school art teachers at the next Gallery 164 Bookstore exhibition. The bookstore/art gallery is a project of the Slippery Rock University Alumni Association, offered in conjunction with Slippery Rock’s downtown redevelopment.

          The Feb. 4-April 11 exhibition will feature the works of Nancy Kneupper, who attended SRU and teaches art at Slippery Rock High School, along with works by Thomas McNickle, a 30-year art instructor at Neshannock Township School District who now teaches painting at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.

          An artists’ opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7 at the gallery located at 164 S. Main St.

          Kneupper has shown her work in Ireland and throughout western Pennsylvania. Her paintings scheduled for the bookstore showing are based on her trip to Wyoming.

          McNickle conducts workshops, lectures and demonstrations across the northeastern U.S., and has exhibited at the Butler, Pittsburgh’s Gallery G, the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, N.C., and both Cudahy’s Gallery and the David Findlay, Jr., Gallery in New York City. His work has also been seen in more than 100 national juried and invitational exhibitions as well as at the National Watercolor Society and The American Artist Grand National Exhibition. His works for this show depict the quiet places of Pennsylvania’s countryside.

          The gallery/bookstore is a joint business venture involving the SRU Alumni Association and the SGA Bookstore. Its displays and children’s story hours are drawing shoppers and visitors to the downtown as part of the ongoing downtown revitalization efforts.

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