Gallery re­cep­tion for Rob­bie Pep­per at Penn State Berks

The Boyertown Area Times - - ENTERTAINMENT - From Mar­i­lyn J. Fox Frey­berger Gallery Di­rec­tor

In com­mem­o­rat­ing the 60th an­niver­sary of Penn State Berks, a spe­cial in­ter­ac­tive dis­play in the gallery is pre­sented at the Frey­berger Gallery, Perkins Stu­dent Cen­ter, Penn State Berks, run­ning through De­cem­ber 2018.

Called “Tran­si­tions,” artist Rob­bie Pep­per has cre­ated life size cut-outs that one can en­ter and par­tic­i­pate. Uti­liz­ing cam­pus his­toric and con­tem­po­rary pho­tos as in­spi­ra­tion, this in­stal­la­tion takes the viewer on a de­light­ful trip of our his­tory. Per­fect for self­ies and group pho­tos, this project al­lows one to tran­si­tion back in time to our first cam­pus build­ing, which was lo­cated in Wy­omiss­ing; be part of an elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing lab; cel­e­brate the sym­bolic first ground break­ing of our ed­u­ca­tion build­ing; and sit in on a few classes.

A re­cep­tion to meet the artist will be held Thursday Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Gallery hours be­gin­ning Sept. 6: Mon­day through Fri­day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday evenings through 8 p.m. and Satur­day and Sun­day noon to 4 p.m.

About the Artist:

Rob­bie Pep­per be­gan his ca­reer in his na­tive Manch­ester, Eng­land, as a street artist, cre­at­ing re­al­is­tic chalk draw­ings of celebri­ties. When he mi­grated to the United States, he be­gan cre­at­ing mu­rals, the­atri­cal set de­signs, por­traits, and other com­mer­cial art and fine art.

Af­ter se­lect­ing sev­eral iconic pho­tos from the last six decades at Penn State Berks, he took to cre­at­ing life-sized, re­al­is­tic dis­plays that take the viewer through our his­tory. These dis­plays al­low vis­i­tors to take a walk back in time through the col­lege’s his­tory.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please email: Mar­i­lyn Fox, di­rec­tor, Frey­berger Gallery, Penn State Berks: Mjf14@ psu.edu

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