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“On Turtle’s Back: Holly Wilson” exhibited at Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University

“On Turtle’s Back: Holly Wilson” exhibited at Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University

Autumn is a time to celebrate homecomings, and for Native American artist Holly Wilson, exhibiting her artwork in the ancestral homelands of the Delaware-Lenape has been a meaningful journey. The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery will be hosting “On Turtle’s Back: Holly Wilson,” an exhibition of photography, installation pieces and assemblages of cast wax, sculpted metals, and cut logs. This exhibition is free and open to the public and runs through Tuesday, October 11.

A View Within Under the Skin Art Gallery 2022 Fall

Holly Wilson, “A View From Within Under The Skin,” 2016, Crayola crayon. 9’ x 12’ x 1.5”

The public is invited to a free presentation by Holly Wilson about her work on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Monday, October 10, from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Kas Williams, Associate Vice President for Mission Integration and Institutional Diversity, will give the University Welcome. RSVP to Lalaine Bangilan Little at (570) 674-6250 or llittle@misericordia.edu. “On Turtle’s Back” is part of a series celebrating Native American Heritage held in collaboration with Misericordia’s Environmental Studies Program, Directed by  Linda Auker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology at Misericordia University.

The title, “On Turtle’s Back,” is a reference to a traditional creation myth in which the Delaware People survived flooding rains by climbing on the back of a turtle. Wilson’s artwork incorporates narratives stemming from her heritage as Delaware and Cherokee Native American.

Bloodline Art Gallery 2022 Fall

Holly Wilson, “Bloodline,” Bronze, patina, locust wood. 2015, 29” x 264” x 9”

Regular gallery hours are 12-6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and 12-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Other times are available by appointment. Closed during university closings and holidays. Admission is always free to all. Please call or check the gallery website www.misericordia.edu/art to confirm visit. To schedule a free tour or private appointment, or for more information, please contact the Gallery Director Laine Little, Ph.D., at (570) 674-8420 or email llittle@misericordia.edu.