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2013-14 Harcum Gallery Exhibits Announced

Season to Open with Hal Shunk’s 'Sabbatical Exhibition'

VIDEO: Hal Shunk speaks about his latest works

Longtime art professor Hal Shunk is premiering his latest paintings, prints and sculpture at Wilmington College’s Harcum Art Gallery through Oct. 19, 2013.

Normal gallery hours are weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by special appointments arranged by Shunk, gallery curator.

Subsequent shows will include: Mary Beth Thorngren, Oct. 24 through Dec. 14; Chuck Mintz, Jan. 23 through March 8; Ivan Schieferdecker and Laurin Nothheisen, March 13 through April 26; and Senior Thesis Exhibit, April 30 through May 10.

(LEFT) This examle of Shunk's encaustic work will be part of the exhibit.

Shunk, who completed much of the work during his faculty sabbatical last winter and spring, explained elements of his artistic motivation and creative process.

“I’m always searching for something different: a thought, a feeling, an emotion,” Shunk said.

“I paint non-objective pieces of life. If I painted a boat on a lake, everyone would see a boat on a lake. (Rather), I paint the sense of freedom you feel when you’re on that boat,” he said, noting that, ideally, when viewing his work, no two persons have the same experience.
Shunk described his artwork as a combination of spontaneous action and control.

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