Nationalism: Belonging /Not Belonging

Nationalism: Belonging /Not Belonging

Juried Art Exhibit and Panel Discussion

Nationalism: Belonging /Not Belonging

In conjunction with a panel discussion titled

Citizenship, Belonging & Nation-States in the 21st Century

Exhibit: February 9, – March 1, 2016      

Panel Discussion: February 23, 2016 6:00-7:00 PM

In the ETC Lobby followed by

Artist Reception: 7:00- 9:00 PM

In the Art Gallery (LL ETC)

Eleven artists from across the US are exhibiting works that address the topic of Nationalism: Belonging /Not Belonging

Exhibiting Artists:  Kristen Miologos, Lidia C. Hasenauer, Gail Morrison-Hall, Stephen Marc, Robert Fields, Howard Hao Tran, Pamela Flynn, Robert Knight, Calcagno Cullen, Howard Skrill, George Masry Isaac

Panel Discussion: Citizenship, Belonging and Nation-States in the 21st Century. Nicole Stokes-DuPass and Ramona Fruja, editors of this book, will lead a panel discussion about the major themes of the book. Specifically, they will articulate why nation-states still matter in citizenship studies. The authors assert that nation-states continue to hold the unique capacity to determine who has the right to have rights. We also plan to discuss how states actively shape the assimilation outcomes and experiences of belonging among the populations who reside within its borders.

Nicole Stokes-DuPass, Associate Dean for School of Arts and Sciences/Associate Professor of Sociology Holy Family University.

Stokes-DuPass is a political sociologist and an accomplished educator with over 15 years of experience and expertise in teaching diverse student populations. Stokes-DuPass’ research focuses on the state, international migration, citizenship, social integration and Scandinavian and European studies. Her recent book entitled, Integration and New Limits on Citizenship Rights: Denmark and Beyond (2015) is published with Palgrave-MacMillan.

Stokes-DuPass previously served as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow at Roskilde University and Guest Researcher at the Danish Institute for Social Research in Copenhagen, Denmark from 2000-2001 and in 2008. She has also previously served as a Dissertation Fellow for the American-Scandinavian Foundation to Denmark in 2008 and has also conducted research abroad in Russia, Germany and Cuba.

Ramona Fruja, Assistant Professor of Education Bucknell University- Lewisburg, PA.

Fruja has a dual doctoral degree in Sociology and Education and teaches courses on immigration, social contexts of schooling and multicultural education. Her research is interdisciplinary and examines the intersections among immigration and identity, focusing on educational contexts and citizenship, particularly immigrants’ experiences with education and citizenship in their multiple forms. She has presented her work at professional conferences internationally and has published in Globalizations; The International Handbook of Migration Studies (Routledge); Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation and Integration. She is also the co-editor of Social studies and diversity teacher education: What we do and why we do it (Routledge).

Calcagno Cullen (2)

Calcagno Cullen

Calcagno Cullen

Calcagno Cullen

Gail Morrison-Hall

Gail Morrison-Hall

Gail Morrison-Hall (2)

Gail Morrison-Hall

George Masry Isaac (2)

George Masry Isaac

George Masry Isaac (3)

George Masry Isaac

George Masry Isaac

George Masry Isaac

Howard Skrill (3)

Howard Skrill

Howard Skrill (2)

Howard Skrill

Howard Skrill

Howard Skrill

Kristen Miologos

Kristen Miologos

Kristen Miologos (2)

Kristen Miologos

Lidia C. Hasenauer

Lidia C. Hasenauer

Pamela Flynn

Pamela Flynn

Robert Fields2

Robert Fields

Robert Knight

Robert Knight

Robert Knight (2)

Robert Knight

Robert Knight (3)

Robert Knight

Stephen Marc

Stephen Marc

Stephen Marc (2)

Stephen Marc

Stephen Marc (3)

Stephen Marc

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To Tien


Virginia Maksymowicz

Architectural Overlays

mixed media works

Exhibit: January 13 – February 3, 2016

Artist’s talk and reception: Tuesday, January 26, 6 – 8 pm



This exhibition explores the link between the human body and architecture through a variety of media: sculpture, photography, drawing and printmaking.

Over the past two decades, Maksymowicz has created pieces for very particular architectural spaces such as gallery corners, small rooms with overhead ductwork, and parlors with fireplaces. Along the way, the artist has read the architectural theories of Vitruvius, Jacques-François Blondel and Joseph Rykwert, attempting to connect them visually in metaphorical and narrative contexts.

Caryatids in Five Books, Comparisons and Caryatid explore a type of imagery that holds immense metaphorical potential in this regard. Baskets of produce and bread, acanthus, Demeter and Persephone . . . all overlaid onto women’s bodies placed in the service of structural columns. The caryatid is both a familiar architectural convention, and the visual summation of human life and women’s fundamental role in supporting it. The former considers sculptures of stone and women of flesh, in words and pictures, literally and metaphorically, imprinted and poised on precarious pedestals. The second pairs architectural details and images of woman from a variety of ethnic traditions. The third is an installation combining an eight-foot high drawing of a caryatid with casts of architectural elements and loaves of bread in a mythological mix.

The Cornice Portraits look at another connection between the human body and the built environment. Maksymowicz has inverted Blondel’s architectural theories—which propose that the proportions for cornice moldings should derive from classical concepts of the ideal human profile—by designing cornices based on the actual profiles of a selection of ordinary-looking artists.

Virginia Maksymowicz is an Associate Professor of Art at Franklin & Marshall College, PA.  She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. She has exhibited her work at the Franklin Furnace, Alternative Museum, the Elizabeth Foundation,  Grey Gallery  and MoMA/Library in New York City, as well as in college, university and nonprofit galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad. Locally, her sculptures have been shown at the Michener Museum (Doylestown), the Woodmere Museum (Philadelphia), the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the Delaware Art Museum (both Wilmington).

She is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in sculpture and grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Leeway Foundation. Her artwork has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, The New York TimesNew York NewsdayThe New Art Examiner and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her series, The History of Art, appears on the cover of The Female Body, published by the University of Michigan Press (1991).

Virginia Maksymowicz has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome (three times), an artist-in-residence at the Powel House Museum in Philadelphia, and a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. Before coming to F&M, she taught at Oberlin College in Ohio, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Wayne State University, and the Moore College of Art and Design.

Kirstie Kauker

In My Right Mind

Senior Student Art Exhibition

Exhibition dates: November 25- December 16, 2015

Artists Reception: Thursday, December 10, 2015   7:00 – 9:00 PM

1 before tom

Artistic Statement-In My Right Mind:There is no arguing that people are interesting beings. The way we act, interact and react to others has been studied and reviewed by countless people. I think my fascination with understanding people and their motives and drives is what inspired me to create these works. It’s also why I love psychology so much, because it’s all about people and how they function.  Essentially, these pieces boil down to; how we think about, speak to, and act towards other people, with a focus on those with mental illness.

People are people regardless of how their minds work.

tom sketch

Tom Sketch

tom schizophrenia

Tom Schizophrenia

body armor 1

Body Armor

body armor 2

Body Armor 2

cassidy sketch

Cassidy Sketch





dock in the light of day

Dock in the Light of Day

grandmas house

Grandmas House

harper sketch

Harper Sketch



kyle sketch

Kyle Sketch

kyle sketch 2

Kyle Sketch 2





From the Art Show


Christine West

Beyond Exteriors

Senior Student Art Exhibition

Exhibition dates: November 3- November 22, 2015

Artists Reception: Tuesday, November 10, 2015   7:00 – 9:00 PM



Artistic Statement – Beyond Exteriors

Beyond Exteriors invites the viewers to consider what is beyond the obvious facades that they encounter in their everyday lives. I want the viewers to explore the humanity and psyche that are behind the various exteriors that are presented to them whether it is an abandoned building, old furniture, or a human face. I encourage the viewers to acknowledge and connect with the stories and emotions that are under the surface.

As an artist I am drawn to surfaces and textures, and in my work I use textural elements to highlight and support the emotional content. Wrinkled skin, rotten wood, and cold gritty concrete draw the viewer into the work and communicate an emotional energy. The textures and surfaces in my work are meant to evoke emotional responses that mirror the human and expressive content of the piece.

My body of work includes various media and processes to include oil paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture. I like to explore and replicate various textures by using various processes. Using a variety of media and processes allows me to produce a meaningful image multiple times, which enables me to explore the image and content more fully while still fulfilling my need for variety and innovative production.

Used Up # 1

Used Up #1

Used Up #2

Used Up #2

Stoop # 1

Stoop #1

Stoop # 2

Stoop #2

Stoop #3

Stoop #3

Feminie Preservationsized

Feminie Preservation



Drain Pipesized

Drain Pipe-











Knick Knacks

Knick Knacks

Celebrity Portraits: Real or Constructed?

Celebrity Portraits: Real or Constructed?

Exhibit: October 2, – October 28, 2015

Nine artists from across the US are exhibiting works that address the topic of celebrity portraits.

Exhibiting Artists: Byron Anway, Theresa DeSalvio, Norma Greenwood, Caroline Hubbell, Leon 47, Leo Morrissey, Breanne Trammell, Evan Williams and Elizabeth Withstandley

Byron Anway Ray Ray


Byron Anway Erin


Byron Anway J-Dog Profile


Theresa DeSalvio Ai Wei Wei and the Feast of River Crabs


Norma Greenwood Sebastian as Anna


Norma Greenwood 3 Rushin


Caroline Hubbell Broadcity


Leon 47 Tilda Swinton

Leon 47

Leon 47 Christy Turlington

Leon 47

Leon 47 Daria Werbowy

Leon 47

Leo Morrissey Photo-Booth 1 (FB,lm,ME,HS)


Leo Morrissey Photo-Booth 2 (lm,AW)


Leo Morrissey Photo-Booth 3 (FB,lm,HS,PO)


Breanne Trammell Big Yellow Happy Face


Evan Williams No Violet


Elizabeth Withstandley Prospecting Men The Master


Elizabeth Withstandley Prospecting Tony Dunst


Elizabeth Withstandley Prospecting Andrew


Celebrity Portraits: Real or Constructed?

Exhibit: October 2, – October 28, 2015      

Panel Discussion: October 8, 2015 5:00-6:00 PM

In the ETC Lobby followed by

Artist Reception: 6:00- 8:00 PM

In the Art Gallery (LL ETC)

theresa ai weiwei

Nine artists from across the US are exhibiting works that address the topic of celebrity portraits.

Exhibiting Artists:

Byron Anway, Theresa DeSalvio, Norma Greenwood, Caroline Hubbell, Leon 47, Leo Morrissey, Breanne Trammell, Evan Williams and Elizabeth Withstandley

Panel Discussion: Celebrity Portraits: Real or Constructed?

October 8, 2015 5:00-6:00 PM

Join Dr. Janice H. Xu, Dr. Mary Beth Ray and Dr. Amanda S. McClain for a panel discussion that will explore the notion that in today’s media culture anyone and everyone can be “famous.” YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, blogs, Facebook and other social media allow insignificant actions to compete with truly important accomplishments. The distinction between great and trivial has been blurred by self promotion and Internet users’ tendency for a short attention span.

Janice H. Xu (Ph.D. in communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is Assistant Professor of Communication at Holy Family University. She is faculty advisor of HFU Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Previously she worked as news assistant at New York Times Beijing Bureau and radio broadcaster at Voice of America, Washington DC.  Dr. Xu received a Penn State University Page Legacy Scholar Grant for designing a teaching module “Media Relations in Crisis Communication” in 2013.

Mary Beth Ray (Ph.D. in Communication and Media, Temple University) is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Plymouth State University. Her research interests include emerging technology, creative industries, co-production, qualitative research methods, and popular music culture.  Her dissertation examined how the rise of widely available digital communication technology impacts the way music is produced, distributed, promoted, and consumed, with a focus on the changing nature of the relationship between artists and audiences. Dr. Ray’s chapter “If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name”: Borders, Boundaries, and the Production of M.I.A. was published in Rock Brands: Selling Sound in a Media Saturated Culture on Lexington Books. She is currently the Internet Culture area co-chair for PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association).

Amanda S. McClain  (Ph.D. in Mass Media and Communication, Temple University) is an Associate Professor of Communication at Holy Family University.  She is author of the books American Ideal: How American Idol Constructs Celebrity, Collective Identity, and American Discourses (2011, Lexington Books) and Keeping Up the Kardashian Brand: Celebrity, Materialism, and Sexuality (2013, Lexington Books).  She is co-chair of the Television Studies area for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.  McClain’s research interests include reality TV, social media, celebrity, communication theory, narrative, and media representations of women.

Star Wheel Printers

Holy Family University Art Gallery Presents


Bill Brookover green_leaves_ Monoprint

September 9, 2015 to September 29, 2015.

Reception: Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Star Wheel Printers exhibit printmaking works in Memories and Metaphors at Holy Family University, Education and Technology Center, 9801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA. 19114. Memories and Metaphors runs from September 9, 2015 to September 29, 2015. Please join the artists at Holy Family University for their reception on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM.

Artists use diverse print media to express individual reminiscences illustrated through unique visual symbols. Thematic interpretations throughout the exhibit demonstrate how each artist reflects upon their pasts.

 Among the participating artists are: Hanna Aufschauer, Cynthia Back, Bill Brookover, Reena Brooks, Gerard DiFalco, Nicole Patrice Dul, Marie Elcin, Elaine M. Erne, Terri Fridkin, Linda Dubin Garfield, Gloria Klaiman, Phoebe Murer, Carlee Myers, Jose Ortiz, Joe Speight 

Star Wheel Printers is a Philadelphia- based collective that supports, promotes and shares printmaking with like-minded artists and local communities. We would like to acknowledge Philadelphia’s printmakers and present a means to share our passion for woodcut, etching, lithography, screen-printing and the like with each other and with the public.

If you’d like more information about this event, or to schedule and interview with Star Wheel Printers e-mail us at

Please join the Art Department at the Artist Reception

There will be refreshments and an artist talk.

Holy Family University Gallery is on the Lower Level of the Education and Technology Center, 9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114.
Contact: Pamela Flynn

image: Artist: Bill Brookover Title of Work: Green Leaves #2


Lucy In The Turquoise Mist of Margarte or The Doors of Perception in New Jersey by: Gerard Di Falco

Gerard Di Falco_Persia (1)

Persia by Gerard Di Falco

José Ortiz-Pagán  Bonos La Agencia II

Pagán Bonos La Agencia II by José Ortiz

Nicole Dul_OlderisBetter

Older is Better by Nicole Patrice Dul

Reena Brooks Imaginations of Paths to Freedom

Imaginations of Paths to Freedom by Reena Brooks

Reena Brooks To Freedom

To Freedom by Reena Brooks

Elaine M. Erne Come out and play said Mr. Clown

Come Outside and Play Said Mr. Clown by Elaine M. Erne



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