Be Inspired for the Holidays

A new art show is currently on exhibit at the D’Arrigo Family Gallery, located in the University's Hafter Student Center. The exhibition will continue to be featured in the gallery until December 16.

The exhibition features artwork created and produced by the collaborative team known as Group of 5. The group, which consists of five friends who each work with different mediums, meets regularly to share work, inspire, critique, discuss, and help each other find new venues to exhibit and promote their work.

With the Variation exhibition in particular employing five different uses of media, five different sources of inspiration, five different approaches to art making, five different sensibilities and five different reasons for creating art in order to highlight not only the various differences and similarities of their pieces, but the subtle connections between the pieces as well.

Group of 5 consists of members Jean Burdick, a painter and printmaker; Susan Kubota, who works with fabric collage, 3-D fiber and wood and assemblage; Renee Kumar, an independent visual artist who currently works in watercolor, acrylics, and collage; Arlene Gale Milgram, a painter and mixed-media artist; and Judy Tobie, who works primarily as a papermaker, but also works with printmaking and collage.

As the trend of DIY gifts for the holidays continues for both the budget-minded as well as those who want to give a gift with a personal touch, a stop by the gallery may be the perfect place for inspiration. Pieces are also for sale and can be purchased by contacting Elynne Rosenfeld, the gallery’s curator.

The Salus D’Arrigo Family Gallery features art shows for permanent viewing and is located in the Hafter Student Community Center on the Elkins Park campus. Dedicated in honor of the University’s chief of staff Brian Zuckerman’s wife Jennifer’s family, the gallery is available to both the Salus and local communities.