[Photo Story] Discover the HUB gallery art exhibitions this fall

[Photo Story] Discover the HUB gallery art exhibitions this fall


If you head to the HUB-Robeson galleries this fall, it would be hard to miss the work of artist Rosemarie Fiore.

Fiore has been working with Penn State on the Career Arts Initiative since 2018. She also held workshops with the School of Visual Arts and the College of Arts and Architecture in February 2021.

The current project “recognizes university public spaces as powerful for creative and free expression,” wrote Lindsey Landfried, curator and main gallery director, in the brochure available to guests visiting Fiore’s work.

Smoke paint # 34, Colored fireworks residue lit on paper, 2013 (Left), Smoke paint # 35, same medium, 2013 (Right)

Fiore creates the art of smoke drawing and transforms the tools she uses in her smoke art into works of art themselves.

Shapeshifter, Smoke painting taken, wood resin and mixed media, 2014

Fireclub work horse, epoxy resin, clay, wood, enamel paint, 2020

As part of Fiore’s ongoing commitment to Penn State, she painted with smoke on the HUB Lawn in September. This event was organized to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

The resulting murals hang in the HUB above Starbucks.

The tools she used as a model are also on display.

Rosemarie Fiore’s pieces will be available in the HUB-Robeson gallery until Sunday, January 30, 2022.

In the art aisle of the HUB-Robeson gallery, available during and outside gallery opening hours, you can find Wind Spirits, pieces created by Tatiana Arocha, Deirdre Murphy and Rachel Sydlowski.

The exhibit was designed in partnership with the Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State.

Tatiana Arocha, Spirits of the wind, 2021

Tatiana Arocha, Spirits of the wind, 2021

Arocha wanted to draw attention to avian creatures by using textures of plants and other natural objects.

Rachel Sydowski, Vivarium, 2021

The two works by Sydowski in the exhibition involve intricate layers and colors, showing rarefied birds.

Murphy uses oil paints to explore bird migration and the effects of climate change on the environment.

Deirdre Murphy, Major Oculus, 2019

Deirdre Murphy, Major Oculus, 2019

A Home for Wind spirits will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, in the gallery, and the pieces will remain on display until November 7, 2021.

Teagan is a junior specializing in photojournalism, she is one of the Onward State photographers. She is originally from Wilkes-Barre PA, but a Canadian at heart. On campus, she is involved in a photo club and is an Aurora outdoor orientation facilitator. For more fun content, follow her on twitter: @ Teag_42


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