Nature, Exploration, and Photography

On January 28, 2023, I had the privilege of viewing the opening reception of two art exhibits at Marywood University. The first being Natural Natural Wonders and the second being Solunar.

Natural Natural Wonders

  • Exhibition Dates: Jan 28-Mar 10, 2023

I not only attended the exhibit of Natural Natural Wonders in the Suraci Gallery but also witnessed the gallery talk from Sue Jenkins on Feb 2, 2023, who created the solo exhibit. As the name suggests the exhibit is largely inspired by nature. Interestingly, I discovered at the gallery talk that she was heavily influenced in her artwork by her mood and her willingness to embrace imperfection. This resulted in a creative amalgamation of collages and sculptures. Sue Jenkins also utilized political commentary in her collages with symbolism used throughout her work which was marvelous. She created the most aesthetic posters that managed to look visually appealing while conveying strong commentary surrounding feminism, the patriarchy, and capitalism. I would also like to mention that she made fun scavenger hunts for her viewers to use as they observed the artwork as well as pins with her artwork! Congratulations to Sue Jenkins for having this exhibit!


  • Exhibition Dates: Jan 28-Mar 10, 2023

Attending the opening of Solunar in the Mahady Gallery was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed how Eric Bussart and UNAPXLXGETIQ Emmanuel Wisdom managed to have so much vibrancy throughout their work. I would definitely say this was because many of the pieces throughout the exhibition utilized a gray background which made them pop. The exhibit was truly an exploration of diverse cultures and ethnicity mixing into a beautiful melting pot of art. I was especially impressed by Bussart’s ink work that held such a balance in saturation. Meanwhile, Wisdom’s paintings caught my eye because of the dynamic subject matter. Congratulations to Eric Bussart and Emmanuel Wisdom for having this exhibit!


  • Exhibition Dates: Feb 10-24, 2023

I would also like to mention that Shutterbugs Photography Club is currently planning an exhibit to showcase! New members who are interested in joining the club are encouraged to attend the opening reception to learn more. The show will be on view from Feb 10-24, 2023 in the Architecture building’s Panel Gallery located on the first floor, pool side. When you attend, be sure to read the artist statements in the Shutterbug Exhibition Colophon. For more information about joining the Shutterbugs Photography Club at Marywood University, contact club sponsor, Sue Jenkins ( or current club President, Julie Potter (  

Featured Image: Taken at Mahady Gallery of the Solunar exhibition

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