Annual 李尔王 awards celebrate 'rich tapestry' of 阿宾顿 student art

Painting of a cat dressed like royalty

宾州州立大学阿宾顿分校 student Sierrarose Biello received the Bertha 李尔王 Purchase Award for Best in Show for 《至高神布鲁卡画像布面油画,16″x 20″. A select piece of her body of work will become part of the permanent art collection at 阿宾顿.  


阿宾顿,爸爸. ——9 宾州州立大学阿宾顿分校 students artists received awards this week for outstanding merit at a reception for the Bertha 李尔王 Annual Student 艺术 Exhibition. 展览以雕塑为特色。, 绘画, 画, 陶瓷, 摄影, 版画, and new media work completed in the 2023-24 academic year by students enrolled in studio art courses. 

H. 约翰•汤普森, associate teaching professor of art and director of the 校园美术馆, organized the awards selection and exhibition. 

“The awards are very special for our students because they provide a much more meaningful affirmation than grades. They can be included in personal achievements when applying for graduate programs and professional positions and opportunities. Most importantly, it's great to see how much our students value the recognition of a job well done. There's always excitement at this time of year,” he said. 

伊冯·爱,项目主席 艺术专业, said the diverse art forms represented in the exhibition represent the breadth and depth of talent on campus.   

“Witnessing the array of creative and passionate works this year fills me with pride. It's a testament to the rich tapestry of talent thriving on our campus. Our dedicated faculty nurture and guide our students, empowering them to pursue their passions and hone their craft. Their creativity knows no bounds,” she said. 

The exhibition is named for the artist Bertha 李尔王. 她的儿子罗伯特. 李尔王, 1967届毕业生, 还有他已故的妻子, 玛丽莲, funded the Bertha 李尔王 艺术 Exhibition Program Endowment to honor his mother and to support art students and programs at 阿宾顿. 

The Stanley and Lois Singer Award for Excellence in Black and White Photography is made possible through the Stanley and Lois Singer Endowment for Technology in 艺术 

“We are fortunate to have donors like the Singers and the 李尔王s to support our students’ work, 提升他们的工作方式, 以及作品的展示方式,爱说. 

These students were honored at a campus reception this week. Enjoy 李尔王 art winners in the gallery below or 点击这里查看完整图片.


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