FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Aug. 29, 2012
CONTACT: Philip Lindsey, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College will hold a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, to mark the opening of Ski Holm, Recent Works, Large and Small, an exhibit of paintings by the local artist and educator of the same name. The exhibit, presented by Wilson’s Department of Fine Arts and Dance, will continue through Oct. 12 in the Bogigian Gallery, which is located on the second floor of Lortz Hall.
Holm, who teaches from his Chambersburg studio, sees the potential for art in virtually everything that touches his life.
“All around you, everything and everyone that you encounter could be the next painting,” he said. “A walk to your studio could lead to a painting which could later hang in a museum. Ordering take-out could keep you busy for several months. Something breaking could give you years’ worth of material. Indeed, a trip to the supermarket could change the course of your career. Life is full of possibilities.”
Holm has enjoyed a successful career as an artist, exhibiting since 1994. He has shown work extensively in New York and the Mid-Atlantic region in college and university galleries, commercial galleries, alternative spaces and museums. His work is represented in private, corporate and public collections in the United States and abroad.
In addition to teaching in Chambersburg, Holm has been a faculty member at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Md., since 2007, offering classes in painting, composition, portraiture and drapery. He is also a resident artist with the Arts in Education program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Originally from East Northport on Long Island, Holm began training as an artist at age 16 at C. W. Post College and later majored in fine arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Bogigian Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For additional information or an appointment, contact Philip Lindsey at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries.
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