The Romano Gallery features exhibits throughout the year.
Located in Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts, the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, when school is in session. Artist receptions begin at 7 p.m. Dates and times of individual exhibits are subject to change, so please check this section of the website as individual exhibition dates approach.
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Romano Gallery Exhibitions for 2013-2014
September 3-September 30; Reception September 12
Evelyn Twitchell: Ruminations on Nature
In this body of work, Evelyn Twitchell explores elements of the natural world. Combining both representational and abstract language, Twitchell’s works range from intimate and closely observed to immersive and expressionistic. Her pieces are not created in the landscape but, rather, are deliberations from the studio—images that evoke the rhythms and forces of nature.
October 1-November 2; Reception October 17
Blair Academy Faculty Show
The 33rd Annual Faculty Exhibition will include a wide range of artwork from Blair’s entire faculty and staff. The show is sure to delight, as teachers and staff from every department will have a chance to showcase their (sometimes) hidden talents and interests to the larger community.
November 5-December 14; Reception November 14
Audacity of Beauty
For more than 25 years, Maggie Steber has photographed Haiti, capturing a number of historic events affecting the impoverished nation, ranging from the fall of the 30-year Duvalier dictatorship to the aftermath of the devastating January 2010 earthquake. “Haiti chooses you and wrings your heart out on a daily basis,” Steber explained. “But the profound pride and beauty found in such a place is like the beauty you see from the corner of your eye.” The exhibition reflects a variety of eras and situations covered by the artist, who published a book with Aperture entitled Dancing on Fire. Samples of her work can also be viewed at www.audacityofbeauty.com.
January 8-February 8; Reception January 9
The Sculptures & Drawings of William Powers White
Sculptor William (Bill) Powers White (1918 -1999) thought of himself first as an educator who enriched the experience of generations of college students in and around New York City. This exhibit offers a sample of his work, including sculptures and drawings ranging from the classically refined to the quietly audacious. Regardless of medium, his pieces were always executed with superlative skill. The well-spring of the artist’s inspiration as an educator and artist had its source in the New York art world, and, more deeply perhaps, by the experience he shared with his generation during World War II and, in its aftermath: a life changing, Fulbright- driven, cultural exchange with Rome.
February 11-March 11; Reception February 13
The Color of Music; Looking at Bach
What could music look like? This question has been a driving force for Paul Deery’s series of paintings, which explore J.S. Bach’s music and transpose notations into patterns of color shapes. The artist is interested in finding how different patterns relate to each other—in words, behavior and education, among other things. The patterns in his paintings are based on the relationship between color and music. “Every color is a musical note.,” the artist said. “And every shape is a period of time.”
March 25-April 14; Reception March 27
This exhibition of prints, spanning several centuries, comes from the collections of science teachers Carl Christianson and Jolene Schuster; art teacher Rita Baragona and her husband, St. Clair Sullivan; and Blair’s director of technology and computer science department chair, Sam Adams. On exhibit will be Japanese prints, botanical drawings, and French and German woodcuts and etchings.
Prints & Drawings from Faculty Collections
April 15-April 28; Reception April 27
Blair is pleased to host this year's annual Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) Art Exhibition. Now in its fifth year, the show will include various disciplines of student artwork from the art departments at The Lawrenceville School, Peddie School, The Hill School, Mercersburg Academy and Blair Academy.
Annual Student Art Exhibition
May 1-May 20; Reception May 1