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Marcellus Shale Gallery Crawl will feature students' photography Oct. 2

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Robert Shegda, "Walnut Springs Park, State College, Pa.," 2014, digital print. Image: Robert Shegda
September 25, 2014

Juried student work will be on view in a series of exhibitions across campus and downtown State College, collectively titled “Storied Images: Marcellus Shale,” during the Marcellus Shale Gallery Crawl from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. Supported in part by a Reinvention Fund grant through Penn State’s Sustainability Institute, these satellite exhibitions intend to promote critical discourse on sustainability and the extraction of Marcellus Shale through expanding the conversation to multiple disciplines. Each gallery crawl location will also feature special activities and refreshments, and pedicab services will be available.

Participating venues include Borland Gallery, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery, the Downsbrough Community Room at the Schlow Centre Region Library, HUB-Robeson Galleries (Art Alley) and the Palmer Museum of Art, where the large exhibition organized by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, “Marcellus Shale Documentary Project,” will be on view and joined by photographers Brian Cohen, Martha Rial, Noah Addis and Scott Goldsmith. Both the positive and negative results of the recent boom in the gas industry will be discussed, as well as, how the environment and communities that live with the resources are being shaped.

“Storied Images: Marcellus Shale” locations:

Borland Gallery
Borland Building, University Park 
Sept. 23 through Oct. 26

Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery
Deike Building, University Park
Sept. 23 through Dec. 14

Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library
211 S. Allen St., State College
Oct. 2 through Oct. 26

HUB-Robeson Galleries, Art Alley
Hetzel Union Building, University Park
Oct. 2 through Dec. 7

University Health Services
Student Health Center, University Park 
Oct. 6 through Nov. 30

“Marcellus Shale Documentary Project” location:
Palmer Museum of Art, University Park 
Sept. 23 through Dec. 14


  • Gas and oil workers

    Image: Jacob Skoglund

  • Gas and oil field workers with pipe

    Image: Bessie Floresgomez

  • area behind a house with hole for pipes

    Image: Brooke Schmitt

  • Image: Leah Eder

  • woman holding a sign and megaphone

    Image: Leah Eder

  • man in front of a sign

    Image: Tianxiao Yang

  • worker in water with a pipe

    Image: Jamie Liu


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