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Albright College’s Freedman Gallery Presents Two Exhibitions Opening this Month

Albright Wraps-up Year-long Celebration to Honor Freedman Gallery’s 40th Anniversary

March 9, 2017

Reading, Pa. – Albright College’s Freedman Gallery will present the following two exhibitions, opening March 21. Both are free and open to the public:

A Moveable Feast, on view in the Project Space, March 21 to April 23

A Moveable Feast is an invitational exhibition of regional artists and artisans whose work focuses on food and table-related items that will collectively be arranged in an immersive environment with a table setting set for a grand feast. The exhibition references the idea of a “period room” in many of the world’s foremost museums, only here the period is contemporary.

The exhibition includes work by Albright scenic designer Cocol Bernal, and Kristen Woodward, professor of art. Other artists featured include Sue Biebuyck, Marilyn Fox, Henry VanDuren and Suzanne Fellows.  

Exhibition-related events include:

  • April 23, 4 to 7 p.m., Freedman Gallery –Gala and Auction (ticketed event)

To purchase tickets, please contact the Box Office at 610-921-7547 or visit http://albright.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp. To preview individual auction items visit http://www.albright.edu/freedman40/. The exhibit and event are sponsored by Albright alumna Susan E. Kraus, Ph.D. ’77 and Robert Gill, Ed.D.

Alison Ho: Ethnically Ambiguous Asian, on view in the Foyer, March 21 to May 21

Ho works with narrative, language and identity, crafting pieces based on personal experience. She believes the construction of cultural identity is an ongoing process, which one cannot merely pick and choose. As an artist, her cultural identity—being Chinese-American, multilingual, female, from the Bay Area—is wholly integrated within and cannot be separated from her artistic practice. Therefore, her work is confessional, using her own life details to examine broader themes of Asian-American identity and the flexing boundaries of public vs. private. Her work also examines the negotiations, experiences, and expectations of different, sometimes contradicting, cultural values and directions.

Running concurrently to A Moveable Feast and Alison Ho: Ethnically Ambiguous Asian is This Is the Freedman at 40, running until April 23, in the Main Gallery. A closing reception for This is the Freedman at 40, which is free and open to the public, will be held April 23, 2 to 4 p.m., in the Freedman Gallery.

The Freedman Gallery in the Center for the Arts is located on 13th and Bern streets in Reading. Exhibitions and programs in the visual arts at Albright College and The Freedman Gallery are generously supported by The Silverweed Foundation in honor of Doris C. Freedman, the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and its partner, the Berks Arts Council, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

For more information about the exhibitions, visit www.albright.edu/freedman.

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Founded in 1856, Albright College educates creative, curious students to become adaptable, global citizens who discover and reach their full potential. The College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum encourages students to combine majors and disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive and nurturing community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Located in Reading, Pennsylvania, Albright enrolls more than 1,800 full-time undergraduates and 700 adult learners and graduate students.