Cresson, Pa. — Mount Aloysius College will host two summer art shows displaying a variety of art forms including painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry and fabric art. The “Kiel Family Art” exhibit opened just recently and will run until September 16th in the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery located in the iconic Main Building on Mount Aloysius’ campus. “The Art of Wellness” show will open on May 17th through June 16th and be displayed in Bottle Works, 411 3rd Avenue, Johnstown, Pa.
The Kiel Family Art gallery will be a collection of paintings, drawings, pottery, glass, and fabric art from members of the extended Kiel family. The exhibit will focus, however, on the art of Sister Regina, a Sister of Mercy for 51 years. Sister Regina, who died on December 13, 2016, was an artist and art teacher for about 50 years. Her artwork includes sculpture, painting, and jewelry. Some of her art will be shown in photographs. A Reception, celebrating Sr. Regina’s life and art will be held May 12th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Mount Aloysius College Wolf-Kuhn Gallery.
Family members have established a fund at Mount Aloysius College: “Sister Regina Kiel Endowed Fund for the Arts.” Proceeds from this fund support the community engagement efforts with a new art course called, “Community Engagement through the Expressive Arts.”
In addition, The Art of Wellness Exhibit will open with a Reception Brunch on May 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Bottle Works, Johnstown, Pa. After light refreshments, a panel discussion will be held on the vital connection between art and wellness. Featured in the Art of Wellness Exhibit will be artwork produced by clients at Peer Empowerment Network’s Drop In Center, Opening Minds through Art Dementia/Alzheimer’s artists from Laurel View Village (Davidsville), Richland Woods (Johnstown), Art for Healing artists from the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute (Johnstown), and the artwork of Emily Lasinsky.
For more information about Mount Aloysius College’s art exhibits contact Dr. Donald Talbot, professor of English and Fine Arts at Mount Aloysius College at email@example.com