SCHOLASTIC ART GOLD KEY EXHIBITION
April 4–28, 2024
The Gold Key Award Exhibition showcases the work of all Gold Key Award recipients for the entire Northeastern PA Region of the Scholastic Art Awards. The Awards are an annual juried multimedia art contest for students Grades 7–12 that have been facilitated by the Everhart since 2018. Gold Key Awards go to students who demonstrate exemplary ability in their disciplines.
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NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS: PRESERVATION, PRAISE, AND PROMISE
In celebration of the reopening of Nay Aug Park’s Brooks Mine in 2023, Northeastern Pennsylvania Coalfields showcases the rich coal heritage of the region through art; coal mining tools and wares; and geological objects. The complicated relationship between the industry, and the communities and areas that were impacted.
FLOWERS, FORMS, AND FLUCTUATIONS: ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRUCE CHECEFSKY
Bruce Checefsky is a photographer and artist from Jessup, PA whose art involves utilizing a scanner to create distorted photographs. A unique take on natural beauty, this exhibition invites visitors to view flowers and plants in a new way.
PEACE, LOVE, AND MUSIC
To coincide with the dates of the original Woodstock Music Festival in 1969, Peace, Love, and Music looks at the art representing the musical voices and culture of the era. Through concert posters, ephemera, and 1960s artifacts, this exhibition takes visitors on a trip back to a groovy time in American history.
UNIVERSAL CODES: WORKS BY DANIEL MARTIN DIAZ
Arizona-based artist Daniel Martin Diaz pulls from an eclectic mix of influences including fantastical Mexican religious iconography, mystical votive offerings, the Early Netherlandish painters, Gothic ornamentation, arcane religious sigils and medallions, alchemy, and the symbolism of secret societies to create distinctive paintings. Much of his work examines the concepts of death and religion, as he seeks to pose questions but not answer them.
THROUGH THE DARKNESS TO LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ALONG THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
November 10, 2024–January 7, 2025
Through Darkness to Light showcases the photography of Jeanine Michna-Bales, who has spent more than a decade meticulously researching “fugitive” slaves and the ways they escaped to freedom. While the unnumbered routes of the Underground Railroad encompassed countless square miles, the path Michna-Bales documented encompasses roughly 2,000 miles and is based off of actual sites, cities, and places that freedom-seekers passed through during their journey.
PERMANENT ECHOES: REFLECTIONS ON BLACK HISTORY
Permanent Echoes: Reflections on Black History is an acknowledgement of the people who have had a lasting impact on not only Black history, but also history in general. The names listed on banners throughout the gallery are of those who contributed to society in the realms of science, entrepreneurship, entertainment, sports, education, politics, and more.
This immersive installation asks visitors to recognize the individuals included and view themselves in the context of the history represented in this space.