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Work by First-Year School of Visual Arts Students on Display Dec. 9-13

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Work by first-year School of Visual Arts student

The Penn State School of Visual Arts' second annual Foundations area exhibition, featuring drawing, sculpture, installation and stop-motion animation, will be on display at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Dec. 9-13. A public reception will be held Monday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. 

This exhibition includes a range of work from Art 110s and Art 111 completed during the fall 2013 semester. On Monday, Dec. 9, students will work on a collaborative wall drawing in the gallery. The energy and effort that students put into SoVA’s Foundations program is evident throughout the exhibition, which provides a window into the first-year student experience.

The Foundations area comprises two primary courses, Ideas as Images (Art 110s) and Ideas as Objects (Art 111). All incoming students in the School of Visual Arts take both courses, which serve to form a basis of visual knowledge in both 2 and 3 dimensions, introducing students to fundamental methods of making and thinking in an environment of exploration and growth. Observation, exploration, translation and problem solving are the focus of varied assignments in multiple materials.

The Edwin W. Zoller Gallery is a non-profit exhibition space dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts and is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. during fall and spring semesters. Zoller Gallery was founded in 1971 and is located in the Visual Arts Building off Curtin Road, adjoining the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus. Public programming at Zoller includes artist lectures, visual art performances, artist residencies and interdisciplinary events. This facility was named for Edwin W. Zoller in recognition of his dedicated career as an artist and teacher.

For information on upcoming Zoller exhibitions, visit