Borough of State College News Release

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Woskob Family Gallery Opening Reception to Celebrate:

Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy: The Speed of Thinking
Rachel Eng: even out

State College, PA –Woskob Family Gallery is hosting an opening reception to celebrate its fall exhibitions: The Speed of Thinking, a new site-specific work by Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy, and even out, an exhibition of new ceramic and mixed-media sculpture, installation, and works on paper by Rachel Eng. The exhibitions will open with a reception on October 18, 2018 from 5—7 PM. This event is free and open to the public, with light refreshments served.

Each year, Woskob Family Gallery commissions an artist to create a site-specific work for its 25- foot-high entrance wall. This year, artists Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy were selected from a national call for artists to create a new site-specific work, The Speed of Thinking.

Dietrick and Mundy collaborate on public artworks, digital games, and other works of art, with a focus on how data is pictured and visualized. The Speed of Thinking visualizes Dietrick’s research on seaports across the globe. A digital print with a dynamic video overlay, the piece will come to life each evening as Allen Street becomes engulfed in Fall’s early darkness. Visible throughout the night, the work will act as a light-filled beacon for downtown State College.

Joelle Dietrick (’96 BFA/BS, Penn State) is an assistant professor in the Art and Digital Studies Department at Davidson College in North Carolina. Owen Mundy is a visiting associate professor at Davidson College in the Digital Studies Department. The work will remain on view through October 2019.

As the Summer Reading Program comes to a close, in comes even out, a solo exhibition of new work by Rachel Eng. Eng’s installation includes sculptures and drawings exploring and interpreting childhood memories. Stepping into the gallery, viewers are transported to the forest floor and into various ocean ecosystems. Eng draws inspiration from the natural world, exploring the blend of natural and constructed environments and the impacts from that overlap.

Eng is currently an assistant professor of Art at Dickinson College (’10) PSU (’10 BFA, Penn State). even out will be on view through November 10, 2018.

Woskob Family Gallery is a space on Allen Street in Downtown State College for contemporary arts and culture. Gallery curator and director, Ann Tarantino is an assistant professor within the School of Visual Art and has taken leadership of the space since 2015. Within those years, the gallery has transformed to be a place where viewers of all ages can find something that speaks to them. Programs range from family-friendly First Friday artmaking events, to artist talks and receptions where adults can visit and converse with the artists themselves. 

If you would like more information about this event, please contact the Woskob Gallery at (814)-865-4710 or email at 

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