Exhibition - Crary Art Gallery

Exhibition - Crary Art Gallery

he Crary Art Gallery will feature two artists in upcoming shows opening August 6. Wisconsin artist John Swartwout’s exhibition “Nort” presents three dimensional installations that provide a view of the north country through the artist’s curiously offset lens, revealing the pits and follies, joys, and jubilations of that region. And, Jamestown, NY photographer George Wiedenhofer’s “Experience Captured” is a selection of local and Yosemite-based landscapes in large format black and white photography, with one in color, on special handmade Japanese papers.

Artist John Swartwout grew up outside the small town of Pine River, Wisconsin, where he spent endless days building forts and “Mad Max” like structures out of pine trees, with his little brother and friends. A sculptor/film artist, his work has taken him to Britain, Germany, Canada, and back to the U.S. He holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a BFA-BA in Art Education from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Swartwout has exhibited his work across the United States, Canada, and Germany, has received numerous awards, and his work is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of the American Sailor in Chicago, Illinois.

Concurrent with the exhibit opening, guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist and participate in collaborative, experimental art making – “Inclusopolis: WaterCity” – which will use the Crary courtyard fountain space and connected pieces of wood, where visitors participate in a “grand experiment and interactive exhibit building a floating city on the water”. The experience is free and open to all guests, and the artist is providing all materials for the art making collaboration.

The public is invited to the opening of these new exhibitions on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 12 pm – 6 pm. The Crary Art Gallery is a private non-profit art museum, located on the corner of 6th Avenue and Market Street in downtown Warren, PA. Exhibition hours, after the opening, are Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 6, and Sundays from 12 to 4.

Admission is always free. For more information on this and upcoming exhibitions, visit:

Based on the latest CDC recommendations regarding indoor activities and the growing number of Covid-19 cases in our area, the Crary Art Gallery Board of Directors firmly requests that all visitors, proctors, and artists wear a mask while on premises. Free disposable masks are available at our front desk. In advance, we appreciate your understanding. Together in art - safely.

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