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Associate Professor of Art

Looking Back, Moving Forward:
Art at the ’Berg
hits the ‘Big 30’



Scott Sherk, who was on sabbatical leave during the spring, is engaged in several creative sculpture projects that will lead to a variety of exhibitions. One, a collaborative work with painter Pat Badt, will take the form of an installation in the Grossman Gallery at Lafayette College. This is Scott’s fourth collaboration with Pat. Scott is also creating new welded sculpture for an upcoming exhibition at the Kim Foster Gallery in New York as well as participating in a two-person show with Emma Varley at the Martin Gallery of Art at Muhlenberg.

Professor Joseph Elliott, who was on sabbatical leave during the fall, has been working on two book proposals – both dealing with his photographic work on the architecture of industry. One book proposal is a study of the Bethlehem Steel complex during its last decade of operation tentatively titled “End of Steel.” The second, titled “Palazzos of Power,” is a photographic study of generating stations and the power network of the Philadelphia Electric Company c. 1900-1930. Joe has also completed a portfolio of 25 palladium prints that will be shown at the ACS Gallery in Easton in May.

Emma Varley, now in her second year teaching printmaking and drawing, has exhibited her work in a variety of shows, including a one-person show at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College and several group shows in both the United Kingdom and Canada.

The 2002 academic year included the appointment of Kevin Tuttle as a full-time faculty member in the art department. Kevin has been teaching part-time here for more than 10 years. Primarily responsible for teaching all levels of drawing, Kevin has also taught painting and sculpture as well as participating in the team-taught Senior Seminar Honors Program. Kevin works primarily as a painter in oils and various media on a narrative compelled by literature and mythology.

Finally I am able to report that my own creative work, primarily multimedia in nature, has found an audience in the form of several group exhibitions here at Muhlenberg and at Lafayette College. Examples of my most recent work, which utilizes manipulated objects found on my walks in the various abandoned turn of the century industrial sites in Egypt, Pa., where I live, are being submitted to a several galleries and a museum for exhibition.





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