LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The public is invited to Lock Haven University’s first art show of the 2009- 2010 academic year and to the artist’s reception. The exhibit, in the Sloan Fine Arts Gallery, showcases the work of Lee Millard and runs from Monday, September 14 to Saturday, October 10. The show can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The artist reception will be at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16 in the Sloan Gallery. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Originally inspired by the works of Walt Disney, Millard at first wanted to draw comic book action heroes like He-Man and G.I. Joe. When he was in college, his art changed as well as his aspirations. He said, “You’re never done growing as an artist and your new work is always your best.” In graduate school, his work continued to change. “My work changed again. My viewpoint changed again. My thinking changed again.” Throughout the course of his development as an artist, his love for art has remained a constant. He says, “I make art because I like to.”
Millard has given visiting artist lectures at Roger Williams University and the Ganser Gallery at Millersville University. His work has been shown in solo, joint, and group exhibitions throughout Pennsylvania as well as in other states and in Gwangju, Korea. He is currently photographer and co-owner of Dodge + Burn Photography in Berwick, Pa., adjunct professor at Marywood University, and gallery associate for the Haas Gallery at Bloomsburg University. He is member of the New Wilmington Art Association, the Maryland State Arts Council Visual Artists’ Registry and the College Art Association.
Millard earned his B.A. in Studio Art with a minor in Anthropology from Bloomsburg University and his M.F.A. in painting from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.
This free event is sponsored by the Lock Haven University Art Department in cooperation with the LHU Student Cooperative Council.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.