Gallery prepares for year’s first reception

Gannon University’s Schuster Gallery Art Exhibit is now featuring the art work of two different women from different backgrounds, but each has the same passion.

The theme of the art exhibit is called “Origins” and is open until Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Schuster Gallery, located on the third floor of the Nash Library.

The exhibit will show the profound love of art from Hiromi Katayama and Sarah Everett.

Lori Steadman, director of the Schuster Gallery, said the successful art exhibit has an elegant feeling toward the atmosphere and is a part of the Erie Art Museum’s Gallery Night.

“A trolley brings people from spot to spot to visit local art galleries in the Erie area,” she said.

The Erie Art Museum’s Gallery Night and Gannon’s Schuster Gallery Art Exhibit’s reception will be held 7 p.m. through 10 p.m. Friday.

Katayama is from Ibarki, Japan, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in traditional Japanese painting at Joshibi University of Art and Design.

Katayama’s art work is well-known for screen painting, a time-honored Japanese art form. Her energetic painted patterns show tradition and distinction for the viewers’ eyes.

Everett’s artwork is a combination of sculpted wood and linoleum block prints, which is then inked to produce the design on paper.

Currently, Everett is hand-crafting her own prints by creating her own paper.

Steadman said one of Everett’s pieces is called, “Spring Art Print,” in which she uses various strategies.

“Some of the different traditional painting techniques Sarah uses come out in the way she uses her brushes, paints and pigments,” she said.

Everett attended Edinboro also, where she earned her Master of Arts degree from the school’s print department.

Katayama is currently working on her master’s degree at Edinboro University. She also has recently been inducted into the Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association.

COURTNEY HERZING

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