12 Jan

Arthaus Projects to launch with it's inaugural exhibition "New Beginnings" - Friday night showing

01/12/2018 - 02/10/2018
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Arthaus Projects (former Converge Gallery)

New Beginnings" is the inaugural exhibition of the newly formed Arthaus Projects, a 501(c)(3) non-profit art hub. "New Beginnings" will showcase a few pieces from each of the seven planned exhibitions for 2018. Exhibitions for the year include "Transformations" which is a dual exhibition by Kurt Herrmann and Tom Svec, highlighting the work and influence of mutual mentor Bill Foster; "Under Pressure" a group printmaking exhibition with hands on demonstrations; "Trophic Eggs" a solo exhibition by Mark Loughney; "Techne" our annual juried exhibition examining art and science; "A Diary of Bodily Pain" by "Zeitgeist" winner Frank Locke; "Notes from The Underground" a group exhibition examining art communities, curated by Johnny Romeo; and "Keystone" a showcase of Pennsylvania Contemporary artists.

This group exhibition exemplifies the gallery mission of making innovative, contemporary artwork accessible to those in Central Pennsylvania. It is a great way to plan your year and see a wide variety of works in person while meeting some of the exhibiting artists.

The opening reception for "New Beginnings" will be held on Friday, January 5th from 6-9pm. Several artists featured in 2018 will be in attendance during the opening. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to pick up an exhibition calendar for 2018.

The exhibition runs from January 5th - February 10th, 2018 at Arthaus Projects (former Converge Gallery) in downtown Williamsport.

About Arthaus Projects

Welcome to the future of art in Lycoming County! 2018 marks the inaugural year of Arthaus Projects, a new, non-profit artspace developed by the founder of Converge Gallery, which has been making waves since 2011. Inspired by the Staatliches Bauhaus (commonly known as Bauhaus), a German art school that famously combined crafts and fine arts teaching with an emphasis on design, Arthaus Projects strives to make fine, contemporary art accessible to the local community. More than that, Arthaus Projects seeks to provide community education through exhibitions, colloquia and collaborative projects. Arthaus Projects takes a project-based approach to our exhibitions combining interactive exhibits (such as artist talks and live demonstrations) with traditional gallery installations.

So why Arthaus Projects? Because a gallery doesn't define what we are going to do for the Williamsport arts scene. As a community resource, Arthaus Projects will provide greater career opportunities in the arts for students, emerging artists and established artists that promote innovative, contemporary ideas. In order to do this, we do need your help, because Arthaus Projects is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Arthaus Projects will continue the legacy of Converge Gallery but push us into a brand new direction. We are more than just hanging pretty pictures on the wall. We're the next stage in the evolution of the Lycoming County Arts Scene, and we can't wait to show you what we are planning.

Arthaus Projects is located at 140 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA and is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm on Friday, and Saturday from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. For more information on the non-profit art space, please visit www.arthausprojects.com

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