PNC Presents “Exploring Light” by Maureen Sylvia Lighthall

LighthallThe Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series will present the exhibit “Exploring Light” featuring abstract images by artist Maureen Sylvia Lighthall through May in the first floor, north study area of the PNC Technology Building. It is free and open to the public.

Building hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the school semester; otherwise the building is closed on Sunday.

The show features abstract art pieces done in mediums of watercolor, and acrylic, encaustic and resin on paper, canvas or Mylar.

Lighthall explains her artwork, “I release these images and explore the play of light on multiple surfaces and layers, some of which I have riveted or sewn. In the real world around me, I see nature: finding bark on a tree, the trees in a larger landscape, bones and primitive cave art, found objects, stones, rock formations, close up or from a distance. Also, my art has helped me recover from the loss of my son, David. I create art in his spirit, using light and color and share my celebration of life.”

Her art has appeared in juried art shows in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan and is in the corporate collections of Liberty Steel, St. Joseph, Mich.; Pfizer Corporation, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Irwin Union Bank and Trust, Columbus, Ind. and Braswell Fine Art, Chicago and Paris. In addition, her work is in personal collections in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

For information about this exhibit or the Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series, contact Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations, at 785-5200, ext. 5593. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jacobi.