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New York Painter and Penn State Alumnus Gives Lecture

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Gary Petersen, painter and Penn State alumnus, will give a free public lecture on the development of his work and artistic process, at 11:30 a.m., on Tuesday, March 29, in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art, on the Penn State University Park campus. Petersen’s lecture is sponsored by the Penn State School of Visual Arts’ John M. Anderson Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series.

A native of New York, Petersen received his B.S. in Animal Science from Penn State and an M.F.A. from The School of Visual Arts in New York. He lives in Hoboken, N.J., and was recently awarded a studio at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation in Brooklyn. A recipient of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts 2011 Fellowship in Painting, his work has been exhibited widely in New York City and throughout the United States. He has had solo exhibitions at Fusebox Gallery (Washington, D.C.), Genovese/Sullivan (Boston), and Michael Steinberg (New York City). Past group shows have included McKenzie Fine Art,Janet Kurnatowski Gallery,and Triple Candie (New York),Geoffrey Young Gallery (Great Barrington, Mass.) and Jan Colle Gallery, (Ghent, Belgium). Upcoming group exhibitions include Sue Scott Gallery, Bronx River Art Center and The Painting Center. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, New York Sun, New York Times, Boston Globe, and Partisan Review.  
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Gary Petersen