Student artwork to be featured in Friedman Art Gallery March 13-23

Student Jaclyn Tschantz will display her artwork made in ceramic.
The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University is hosting the exhibit, “Student Art Exhibition: Mixed Media,” from March 13-23, featuring the works of more than 40 Misericordia students. The art gallery will hold an opening reception with light refreshments for the public on Saturday, March 16 from 2-5 p.m.

Over the past year, Misericordia University students enrolled in fine arts classes at the Misericordia University Art Studios, located on the lower campus, created many elaborate pieces of art in the mediums of ceramics, painting, watercolor, drawing, jewelry and printmaking. Professors teaching the courses selected about 40 of the completed works for the exhibit, according to Howard Sensbach, M.F.A., Artist-In-Residence at Misericordia University.

“A lot of our students already have a background and interest in many of the mediums we offer instruction in the fine arts,’’ said Sensbach. “It is another added layer to a well-rounded Misericordia education in which students are able to refine the talents they have or discover a hidden talent. It’s great to see their creativity come to life in so many different mediums.’’

In addition to the student art exhibit, Misericordia University student Nathan Delmar of Shavertown, Pa., is curating the exhibit, “19th Century Illustrations,” in the adjacent MacDonald Art Gallery.

The Misericordia University Art Studios is located in the lower level of 50 Lake St., Dallas Borough. It is the venue for the university’s new minor in fine arts and a slate of non-credit courses open to the public in sculpture, pottery, painting, drawing and fine crafts. Misericordia University offers a minor in fine arts and elective courses for all students. The program offers tracks in studio art and music.

For more information about the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, please call (570) 674-6250 or log on to For more information about Misericordia University, please log on to or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats.


Misericordia University student Jaclyn Tschantz of Tunkhanock, Pa., will display her artwork made in ceramic at the annual “Student Art Exhibition: Mixed Media” from March 13-23 in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery.