Friday, September 9, 2016

Artist presents works in a variety of media during Lycoming College exhibit

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College will present the artwork of Ben Sloat in the Digital Media Gallery from Sept. 22 through Nov. 14. The public is welcome to attend a free opening day reception from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the gallery, which is in the Mass Communication Building on Basin Street.

Sloat will give an artist’s lecture, also free and open to the public, in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall in the Fine Arts Building on campus from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 22.

Sloat uses a range of materials, including found objects, painting, vinyl and video to explore a variety of forms and meanings expressed by text. The piece from which the show is named, “Disbelief,” prompts viewers to see text as a form under constant reshaping and reinterpretation. His works are video-based, laser-cut, digitally-painted and assembled.

People who wish to view the exhibit after opening day should contact Jeremiah Johnson, the gallery curator, at or Leah Peterson, Digital Media chair, at

Sloat received his Master of Fine Art from Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts and has received a number of grants and fellowships from a number of prestigious organizations including the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, the Ford Foundation and the Berwick Research Institute. He earned a Fulbright Scholarship for a seven-month research project in Taiwan and was awarded the Yousuf Karsh Prize in photography.

He has exhibited his works throughout the United States and abroad.

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