The new Pauly Friedman Art Gallery occupies more than 2,700 square feet of space on the first floor of Misericordia's newly opened Insalaco Hall, a technologically-smart learning environment that was opened to the academic community in March 2009. The multipurpose gallery will be used for performing arts as well as visual arts, and will have a portable stage that can be used for small musical performances and poetry readings, according to Dona Posatko, gallery assistant and curator.
The gallery also features a surround sound system, motorized blackout shades, three types of track lighting, and a bamboo floor. A custom-designed storage area will double as a small theater for short creative film movies produced and directed by Misericordia students.
"Pauly Friedman was unique,’’ said Michael A. MacDowell, president of Misericordia University. “Her dedication to and her support of worthy causes in our Valley and in places of need throughout the world served as an inspiration to all of us. We are indeed fortunate that she was particularly involved with Misericordia. She was in the forefront of many of the service and artistic efforts that are such an important part of this university."
The gallery staff will work closely with Misericordia faculty to provide an academic component to exhibits bringing in installations that coincide with course material that the students are studying
January 14 - February 28, 2013
Norman Rockwell's 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers
Norman Rockwell lectures by Thomas C. Daly, Curator of Education, Norman Rockwell Museum, on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 2:30PM and 6:30PM in the Lemmond Theatre with a reception to follow at 7:30PM
A short film entitled 'AMERICAN CHRONICLES: The Art of Norman Rockwell' will be shown repeatedly in the gallery during this exhibition.
Anonymous friend of Misericordia University and the Arts
March 13 - March 23, 2013
Misericordia University Student Art Exhibition: Mixed Media
In the MacDonald Gallery - 19th Century Book Illustrations: Curated by Misericordia University Student, Nathan Delmar, will exhibit his collection
Opening Reception - Saturday, March 16, 2013, from 2-5PM
April 6 - June 2, 2013
Peter Stern : Pennsylvania From Above - Aerial Photography
In the MacDonald Gallery - Thomas Stapleton: Recent Landscapes in Oil
Opening Reception - Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 5-8PM
There will be powerpoint lectures by Peter Stern on his local aerial photographs of Pennsylvania on April 11, 2013, at 2:30PM and 6:30PM in room #218 of Insalaco Hall
June 8 - July 31, 2013
(Gallery closed July 4th and 5th)
MaryLou Chibirka: Portraits, Landscapes and Florals
In the MacDonald Gallery - Todd Jeffreys - Wheel Thrown Clay Works
Tim Weaver - Recent Watercolors
Opening Reception - Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 5-8PM
Attic Art Sale
September 7 - October 31,2013
Capturing Realism/ANI Art Academy Waichulis
Opening Reception - Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 5-8PM
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday-Thursday : 10 am- 8pm
Sat. - Sun. : 1pm-5pm
Gallery is open for some holidays and closed for campus holidays. To verify times, call the gallery at (570) 674-6250.