Abington art gallery features instructor's work

The Penn State Abington Woodland Gallery features pieces this fall by art instructor Jason Slowik. Aptly titled “Recent Work,” the exhibit is open to the public through Oct. 28.

Slowik said that his personal studio practice is primarily driven by an interest in people and places. He also has been active in creating works of public art in addition to teaching and commissioned pieces.

“I am interested in bringing about a sense of comfort and peace for others through my work and the process involved,” according to his artist’s statement. “Tribute portraits for lost loved ones may comfort individual families, collaborative work with victims and offenders groups can facilitate healthy and healing dialogue, and public murals can catalyze positive change in a community.”

Slowik is also a faculty member in the nearby Jenkintown School District. While earning on his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, the Philadelphia native worked for the city’s acclaimed Mural Arts Program. In addition to his work as a full-time muralist, he worked with adjudicated youth and adults as an educational outreach coordinator.

“Recent Work” is open during library hours, which are available at www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/abington/hours.html

For more information on future art exhibits at Abington, go to www.abington.psu.edu/academics/majors-programs/majors-abington/art/events