Attendees of previous “Looking Out for Kids” charity fundraisers
at the Hafter Student Community Center have enjoyed pop-up art shows: solo ventures from local artist Elynne Rosenfeld and a group show last year with work by ARTsisters, a local women’s professional art organization.
Due to the positive response of these past exhibits, art shows will now be available for more permanent viewing. The opening of the new D’Arrigo Family Gallery in the Hafter Student Community Center, dedicated in honor of the University’s chief of staff Brian Zuckerman’s wife Jennifer’s family will be available to both the Salus and local communities. Rosenfeld is responsible for curating the gallery, with the intent of six themed shows per year featuring local artists all of which will run for approximately two months each.
The current show, the newly created gallery’s first, is intended to brighten the winter months. “For ‘Springtime in January,’ I wanted to create a sense of warmth and sunshine for the eyes during the darkest months of the year,” Rosenfeld said. “Though art can make deeper statements, and though some of the art shown in the future will do just that, I thought it important to have a soothing, easy-to-digest theme for a first show.”
Rosenfeld pointed out that the gallery is a wonderful opportunity for local artists to gain exposure for their work. In the future this will also include very local artists, as her plan for the next show is to involve Salus students, faculty and other members of the University community to showcase their own pieces.
“In the longer view, I believe that this visual attraction will provide another incentive for local folks to acquaint themselves with the charms of this wonderful and growing University,” Rosenfeld said. “For the Salus community, it’s a place to pause and reflect, to divert, and possibly strike up interesting conversation.”
All work at the exhibit is for sale, with pieces available to go home with their new owners at the show’s end. To purchase work, those interested can contact Rosenfeld at 610-246-8097 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The current exhibit, “Springtime in January,” is open now through March 13 during Hafter Student Community Center regular hours: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Photo Credit: ARTsisters