Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Westminster College’s Foster Art Gallery will host “Confluence: An Exhibition of Sculpture and Painting,” an art exhibition featuring sculptures and paintings by Tony Armeni, Dan Newman and Tracy Segreti of Youngstown, Ohio. The exhibit runs from Jan. 15-Feb. 9. Armeni and Segreti will present artist lectures in the gallery Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.
Tony Armeni’s work is primarily welded steel or ceramic. Some pieces explore the balance and boundaries between man and nature. Others might tell time (sun dials), give birds a place to bathe and drink (bird baths) or provide a place to park a bicycle (sculptural bike racks). His academic background in formal design enables him to create works both large and small. Over the span of his artistic career, Tony developed two main bodies of work. The first includes smaller, more precious objects that incorporate elements of nature and the man-made. The second is a series of works at human scale. Most of his pieces are abstract, steel and rusty brown—an homage to his rust belt town.
Mythology, anxiety and personal experience are common starting points for the work of sculptor Dan Newman. Working with a range of scale and medium, Dan uses esoteric symbolism to express his ideas and emotions. Dan earned his BFA at Youngstown State University and is currently the sculpture shop technician at Bucknell University.
After graduating from Youngstown State University with a BFA in graphic design and printmaking, Tracy Segreti continued to make art and fully immersed herself in the Youngstown art community. She was instrumental in starting the group “Artists of the Mahoning Commons” in the Ward Bakery Building. This group hosts semi-annual open studio shows that bring a large audience from near and far. These shows have become popular and continue to grow each year, contributing to the economy of the local art community. In addition, she participates in the Summer Festival of the Arts on the YSU campus and was recently a part of a two-person exhibition at the SOAP Gallery in Youngstown, OH.
The Foster Art Gallery is located in Patterson Hall and is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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