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Alumni to be showcased in ‘Kaleidoscope’ exhibit

October 9, 2011
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of the Madigan Library at Pennsylvania College of Technology, will present "Kaleidoscope," an exhibition that celebrates the many artistic facets of the college's alumni community, from now through Nov. 6.

Held in conjunction with the college's 2011 Homecoming celebration, the juried exhibit will feature original works of art in all media by 29 alumni of Penn College and its predecessors, Williamsport Area Community College (1965-89) and Williamsport Technical Institute (1941-65). Prizes will be awarded, and a Viewer's Choice Award will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibit.

Exhibitors (and their class year and major) include:

Williamsport Technical Institute - Raymond Eck, '41, of Williamsport, drafting; and Fred Gilmour, '67, of Montoursville, technical illustration.

Williamsport Area Community College - Larry Erb, '70, of Alto, Ga., graphic arts; Bruce Capriotti, '72, of Marietta, Ga., printing; William Ennis, '72, of Towanda, printing; Susan Nichols, '73, of Pegram, Tenn., education and social work; Dean Yale, '77, of Kissimmee, Fla., horticulture; Gerald Rexer, '80, of Muncy, advertising art; Richard Karp, '82, of Williamsport, computer information systems; Sherry (Karstetter) Snook, '82, of Loganton, practical nursing; Lori (Bryan) Tempesco, '82, of Williamsport, advertising art; Gregory Beaver, '84, of Selinsgrove, technical illustration; Michael Dreese, '84, of Middleburg, forest technology; Cindy (Warner) English, '86, of Montoursville, technical illustration; and Wilma (Swope) Reeder, '89, of Williamsport, mass communications.

Penn College - Mark Lewis, '91, of State College, advertising art; Carlene (Gower) Cabot, '92, of Jersey Shore, advertising art; Railyn (Haines) Mest, '94, of Northumberland, office information systems; Lori Sayman, '94, of Muncy, advertising art; John Yatsko, '98, of Corry, computer information systems: microcomputer specialist; Clark Bixler, '01, of York, computer aided product and systems design; Craig Reitz, '01, of State College, graphic design; James Schweitzer, '01, of West Hazleton, graphic design; Chasz Rainsford, '06, of Levittown, graphic design; Ammie Zarzyczny, '06, of Jersey Shore, office information technology: specialized office information emphasis (and a current technology management student); Bridget Palmer-Rosetta, '07, of Shippensburg, general studies; Casey Gleghorn, '09, of Montoursville, graphic design; Micah Metzel, '09, of Dallastown, technology management; and Benjamin Kennerly, '10, of Plymouth Meeting, graphic design.

The exhibit is part of the annual Penn College Proud Showcase, which features artwork or personal collections of the college community, including alumni, faculty and staff, and retirees of Penn College, WACC and WTI.

A classical guitar concert by alumnus Alfonse Ciaccio, '93, is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today as part of Homecoming activities and "In Perfect Harmony: The Concert Series in The Gallery at Penn College."

The gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; and is closed Saturday and Monday.

The gallery will be closed Oct. 14 to 16 in conjunction with the college's Fall Break.

For more about the exhibit and The Gallery at Penn College, visit or call 320-2445.



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