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The Henry Gallery at Penn State Great Valley

The Henry Gallery strives to be a cultural asset for Penn State Great Valley and the local community. The Henry Gallery’s exhibition program focuses on group shows of local and regional arts and artists and the community organizations that support and encourage their work.

The gallery opened in 2010 and is named for Joseph and Marilyn Henry who made a major gift to expand its facilities, art acquisitions, and programs in January 2013.

Located on the second floor of the Penn State Great Valley Conference Center, the Henry Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and when the campus is open for evening events.

 

CURRENT EXHIBIT

Capturing the Beauty of the Springs: 100 years of Celebrating the Inspiration that is Historic Yellow Springs
April 11 – May 25, 2016

 

2016 marks the start of the 100-year anniversary of artists working and living in the village of Historic Yellow Springs in Chester County.  The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) purchased the village in the spring of 1916. To mark this anniversary, Penn State Great Valley is hosting an exhibit featuring photographs from the Historic Yellow Springs archives, artwork from PAFA Country School artists as well as contemporary paintings and photographs of the beautiful village today.

 

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

Art and Craft of Camphill Village Kimberton Hills-- Works by the Village Residents
June 8 – August 3, 2016


Mosaic, Paintings, Ceramics and Fiber Arts in this show are made in the various creative workshops and homes at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills.  For some residents crafts are seen as a vocation, while others simply create art in their spare time.  Some of these pieces are a collaborative effort, for example, between the mosaic studio and the pottery studio, where a craftsperson needs to use multiple skills in order to complete one mosaic.  The creative arts are an avenue for self-expression and for building self-esteem, and we hope this show encourages others to take up pencil, paper, paintbrush, clay, fibers, tiles, or other media in a meaningful way to  imagine  and create a more peaceful world.

photo of mirro

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is situated on 432 acres of Chester County farm and forest land, outside of Philadelphia. As an intentional community, it is home to more than 100 people, including adults with disabilities, long-term volunteers and their children, and one to three-year service volunteers and apprentices. In Kimberton Hills those with and without so-called disabilities can experience meaningful social and cultural interactions and vocational opportunities, as well as a sense of place in nature and within the flow of the seasons. It is a place of celebration, learning and creating.

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