Chambersburg, Pa. — The Foundry, at 100 South Main Street in downtown Chambersburg, will host an exhibition of artwork by Wilson College studio art students. The exhibition will open on Feb. 19 and continue through March 14, 2021. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will be the fifth exhibit in a partnership between The Foundry and Wilson College. Wilson’s history as a community partner dates to the founding of the institution. Wilson’s commitment to rich and meaningful partnerships continues as the community grows and evolves. 

The Foundry is a grass-roots, artist-led organization that shares similar visions and missions to those of Wilson College and its Division of Arts and Letters. These include promoting critical and creative thinking through artistic exploration and expression and providing venues for the exhibition of creative works of art that educate, inspire, and give opportunities for cultural expression by local and regional artists. The mission of Wilson’s exhibitions program, in particular, is to educate, encourage, and stimulate appreciation for and expand knowledge of visual literacy within the college environment. The programs sponsored by and works of art exhibited in Wilson galleries represent a broad spectrum of human achievement and reflection. They aspire to promote critical and creative thinking, cultural enrichment, inspiration for artists as well as non-artists, and appreciation of art and culture for (and within) the Wilson community and our collective histories.

The partnership provides opportunities for exhibition exchanges and possible studio/workshop opportunities. Foundry artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork at Wilson College in the fall of 2021. 

For additional information, contact Professor Philip Lindsey at 717-264-2783, or philip.lindsey@wilson.edu, or The Foundry at 717-261-0706. 
 

Published: February 4, 2021