Opening reception: Friday, June 2, 2017, 7 – 9 pm Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S Fraser St. State College, PA 16801

On view: June 2 – 27, 2017

Geologist John Holy once wrote: “The sediments of the past are many miles in collective thickness: yet the feeble silt of the rivers built them all from base to summit.”  Sediment is fashioned from the history of its own creation. Each layer is visually distinguishable from the ones that came before or follow after it, and together these seemingly insignificant strata make up the greatest canyons and mountains.

In Stratified, seven contemporary artists explore the ways in which layering and pentimenti processes can be used to create complex beautiful things. Ranging in media, style and concept, these works use painterly techniques, printmaking, collage, found and collected objects, and photo-transfer techniques to depict depth born from the process of repeated application.

Holly Veenis

I graduated from a tiny little school in Virginia called Bridgewater College with a Bachelors of Art in Art.  After graduation, I worked as a staff photographer for two years at James Madison University, mainly photographing events. During my time at JMU, I also taught an undergraduate level course on… Read more

Christine Smith

Christine has always had a passion for the natural environment. Graduating from Penn State with an environmental education degree, she has explored many sides of northeastern flora and fauna. Through her papercuttings, she enjoys highlighting the beauty that is constantly around us, although sometimes overlooked. She also has a fascination… Read more

Cheri Harte

  Cheri Harte was born in Akron, Ohio, where her family took photographs on special occasions like birthday parties, Christmas, and vacations up to Lake Erie. When her father died when she was ten, most of those types of photographs stopped. It was later when she attended Kent State University… Read more

Carol Baney

I make copper, brass, and bronze jewelry using found objects including vintage watch parts, deconstructed costume jewelry, and new and vintage hardware. I make necklaces, rings, brooches, and earrings. To me, the hunt for interesting materials that I can repurpose is an essential part of the creative process.  Where someone… Read more

Deena Ultman

As a child, I always loved to draw and was encouraged by my dear cousin who is an artist in New York.  But when I graduated from high school, I was torn between my love of art and my love of math.  At the University of Delaware , my decision… Read more

Kristin Ziegler

Go ahead, touch it. It’s okay, pick it up. What do the pages sound like? Feel like? Do you want to turn the page? Does it make you smile? What, you don’t like it? It’s okay, put it down. Move forward. I build piecess that invite interaction with the viewer.… Read more

Adrienne Waterston

My work uses juxtaposition, composition and color, to examine the intersection and interplay of my interior, private world, associations and experiences with that of the external, public world. I find that silkscreen, as a printmaking process, is the perfect medium for me to  explore ideas about repetition, automation, and industrialization… Read more