AlliedNews.com - Grove City, Pennsylvania

October 29, 2011

Exhibition includes lecture, workshop, reception


Allied News

GROVE CITY — Grove City College presents an art exhibition featuring the work of George Cooley, a visual artist and private art instructor from Oil City, Thursday Oct. 27 to Nov. 11, in the Pew Fine Arts Center Gallery on campus.

The exhibition will run from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

An artist lecture and workshop with Cooley will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 45 of the Pew Fine Arts Center on FridayOct. 28, followed by an artist reception at 6 p.m.

The art exhibition, artist lecture and workshop and artist reception are free.

Cooley, who has an extensive background with design firms and art material manufacturers, creates fine art such as paintings, sculptures and drawings.

He works out of a studio at the National Transit building in Oil City as part of the Arts Revitalization program; he is a board member.

"I consider my work to be Trans Avant-garde,' and recently I've been incorporating more portrait and landscape issues into my mix," Cooley said.

"My work habitually references mapped out points commemorating (personally significant) events. Especially with my paintings, each separate work is a grid coordinate on my lifetime cartography project."



For more information on the exhibition, contact Kathy Rhoades, associate professor of art at kjrhoades@gcc.edu. Published Oct. 26, 2011 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.