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Aesop by Bud Gibbons

Gallery Information:

Each month, the Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery features the multi-media works of local and regional artists. A reception to meet the artist complements each show. The exhibits and receptions are free to the public.

Monthly Art Exhibits 2014

APRIL and MAY: Bud Gibbons 

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday:  Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day

Gallery Location:

115 Administration Building (campus map)
Penn State New Kensington
3550 Seventh Street Road
Upper Burrell, PA  15068

Take a panoramic look at the Art Gallery space, courtesy of the Virtual Campus Tour

Gallery Director: 

Tina Sluss, 724-334-6056, tms57@psu.edu

Call 724-334-6056

"Aesop" is oil on canvas by Bud Gibbons. The large figurative piece, 82” by 65”, is one of his favorite paintings.
He created it after a 2004 trip to the Prado Museum in Spain.


Relections by Bud Gibbons

April and May

"Paintings by Bud Gibbons"

Artist's Reception: TBA 


UPPER BURRELL, Pa. -- The annual exhibit of paintings by artist Charles "Bud" Gibbons, professor emiritas of visual arts at Penn State New Kensington, is set to run in May and June in the Art Gallery on the Upper Burrell campus. The artist’s 40-year run as a professor ended a year ago

The theme of the show is "Paintings by Bud Gibbons," and the display features 42 oil and acrylic pieces. Many have been a part of Gibbons’ previous exhibits. "Paintings" is the traditional name of the show.

"Each year I get to see my paintings 'fresh' in the gallery," Gibbons said. "It helps to know how to move the paintings forward. These paintings have not made it into exhibits before or have been reworked to the point that they should be shown again.”

Some of the paintings are from his “unfinished” collection. Gibbons’ "en plein air" (in the open air) style is sometimes limited by time and weather, so a painting can get started but not always completed. The exhibit comprises a number of these outdoor pieces called “studies,” which are small paintings done on location. A study becomes the foundation for a larger painting that can be done in the studio.

The exhibit is free to the public. A reception in May is in the planning stages.

The New Kensington gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. For more information, call 724-334-6056.

For photos of the exhibit, visit http://psnk.smugmug.com/

PHOTO: “Reflections” is an acrylic on canvas by Bud Gibbons that was painted on-site.
The subject is his daughter Katie, who is relaxing bayside at Nanticoke Maryland.