‘Amazônia’ coming to Sloan

Mary Jones
A&E Editor


Every month, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts features a different artist in the John Sloan Fine Arts Center Gallery. This month will feature Bob Nugent with his exhibition called “Amazônia: The History of Nature”.

Opening on Monday, September 28 starting at six at night, Nugent will talk to the students about his art. According to Professor Jason Bronner, an art professor here at Lock Haven University, “he’s also going to talk with the students about the practice of being an artist. The business end of being an artist.” Bronner goes on to explain that to make a living as an artist, you have to be able to market yourself as well as being a visual artist.

The Art Department makes an effort to choose a variety of artists, and Bob Nugent is no exception. Bronner feels that “it would be good exposure for the students to see what can be done with different kinds of tools.” Not only this, but Nugent’s works are on an impressive scale. Most drawings and other two dimensional pieces of art are about 18 by 24 inches, but one of his works that he’s bringing is about 10 feet wide.

You don’t have to be an art major to enjoy this art exhibition. Nugent’s work is different, because he deals with the flowers and animals of the Amazon jungle. This allows the viewers of his art to learn more about this part of our world in an aesthetically pleasing way.

“Amazônia: The History of Nature” will open in the John Sloan Fine Arts Center Gallery on September 28 at six, and will be open and free to the public from then until October 23, Monday through Friday, 8 am until 9 pm. If you have any questions, you can contact Professor Bronner at jbronner@lhup.edu or in his office, 333 Sloan Hall.


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