Interactive Art Display Involves University Community in 125th Anniversary

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“White” by Susan Scranton Dawson is included in “TAG: Works by Susan Scranton Dawson and You,” an interactive installation featuring nine large-scale composite photographs, which is on display Monday, Feb. 3 through Friday, May 16, in various locations throughout the Loyola Science Center.

         Students, faculty, staff and guests visiting campus can play a creative role in the University’s 125th anniversary celebration through a semester-long interactive art exhibit in the Loyola Science Center.

         “TAG:  Works by Susan Scranton Dawson and You,” an interactive installation featuring nine large-scale composite photographs, will be on display from Monday, Feb. 3 through Friday, May 16, in various locations throughout the Loyola Science Center. Artist Susan Scranton Dawson has invited members of the campus community and visitors to help further develop these abstract pieces by writing and drawing with marker on the works’ plexiglas coverings. These layers of text and image will add meaning to the initial photographs.

         “TAG” will begin with a Starter Event on Friday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the second floor lobby of the Loyola Science Center. Special guests, including artists John Bromberg of Scranton and Mark Crocciani of New York; Erika Funke, host of ArtScene on WVIA Radio; and University professors Josephine Dunn, Ph.D., art history, Stephen Whittaker, Ph.D., English, and Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., director of the University’s Hope Horn Gallery; along with several University of Scranton students, will “start” writing on the pieces and encouraging the participation of others.

         The ongoing transformation of the works will be discussed at a public reception on Friday, April 4. Details about this event are being finalized.

         “TAG” is presented by the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Art and Music Program and The Hope Horn Gallery as part of a campus and community celebration of the 125th anniversary of the University.

         For further information, contact Dr. Miller-Lanning at 570-941-4214, or darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

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